AMSTERDAM ( TheStreet) -- ASML ( ASML), the Dutch maker of semiconductor equipment, said third-quarter profit rose 32% and it expects record 2011 sales of €5.5 billion ($7.59 billion). ASML earned €355.2 million in the third quarter, up from €268.5 million a year earlier. Sales were €1.46 billion, up from €1.18 billion. The company said fourth-quarter bookings are expected at a level higher than the third-quarter's €514 million. ASML CEO Eric Meurice, in a press statement Wednesday, said it's "too early to understand how overall demand for semiconductors will contribute to our business in 2012." Some of ASML's biggest customers are Intel ( INTC) and Samsung. -- Written by Joseph Woelfel >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Joseph Woelfel >To submit a news tip, send an email to: email@example.com.