Almere, Netherlands, June 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Amsterdam: ASM) today announced that it will host a technology seminar in Kyoto, Japan, on Tuesday June 17, 2014, in conjunction with the International ALD Conference 2014. In this technology seminar, ASM and a distinguished guest speaker will address challenges and opportunities for plasma enhanced ALD processes and equipment to manufacture next generations of micro-electronic devices.

The agenda is as follows:
  • 6.00 - 6.15 PM - Reception, drinks and food  
  • 6.15 - 6.30 PM - Dr. ir. Ivo Raaijmakers (ASM) - "Welcome and introduction"  
  • 6.30 - 7.00 PM - Prof. dr. ir. Erwin Kessels (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands) - "Plasma-enhanced ALD: unique opportunities for thin film nano-manufacturing"

Following the presentations there will be an open dialogue around the presentation topics. 
  • 7.00 - 9.00 PM - Coffee and dessert

The ASM Technology seminar will take place in the KOKIN / South (5F) room at the Hotel Granvia Kyoto, JR Kyoto station, Karasuma Chuo-guchi, Shiokoji-Sagaru, Karasumadori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216 Japan. The room will open at 5.15 pm for invited attendees. Interested parties should contact Mitsumi Imabeppu, +81-42-337-6311 , .

About ASM International

ASM International NV, headquartered in Almere, the Netherlands, its subsidiaries and participations design and manufacture equipment and materials used to produce semiconductor devices. ASM International, its subsidiaries and participations provide production solutions for wafer processing (Front-end segment) as well as for assembly & packaging and surface mount technology (Back-end segment) through facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia. ASM International's common stock trades on NASDAQ (symbol ASMI) and the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange (symbol ASM). For more information, visit ASMI's website at

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20140613 ASMI to host Technology Seminar