ASM Launches New Web Site

Revitalized Web Site Showcases ASM's Capabilities

BILTHOVEN, The Netherlands, July 16, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- ASM International N.V. (Nasdaq:ASMI)(Euronext Stock Exchange in Amsterdam: ASM) today launched its new Web site making the company's capabilities more easily accessible to Internet users and customers in the fabs. Designed to be an online resource, ASM's new Web site,, provides easy access to essential product and service information. The site is easy to navigate and provides useful tools to simplify the knowledge-seeking process about ASM.

The revitalized site features an attractive, modern look and presents information on the company's superior quality products and services in a manner pleasing to the eye. Consistent with the company's promise to deliver innovation, the site will be continuously enhanced to meet the needs of customers.

Plans to add an online procurement feature for spare parts are currently underway. The online Spares program will be implemented in phases with the first phase operational only for ASM America customers. Regional expansion of the online ordering capability will follow.

About ASM

ASM International N.V. is headquartered in Bilthoven, the Netherlands. ASM International is a global company, serving one of the most important and demanding industries in the world. The Company possesses a strong technological base, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, a competent and qualified workforce and a highly trained, strategically distributed support network. ASM International's subsidiaries design and manufacture equipment and materials used to produce semiconductor devices. ASM International and its subsidiaries provide production solutions for wafer processing, assembly and packaging through their facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia. ASM International's common stock shares trade on Nasdaq (symbol ASMI) and the Euronext Stock Exchange in Amsterdam (symbol ASM). For more information, visit ASM's Web site at

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