ASM to relocate Finland R&D

August 25, 2003 – ASM International, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, plans to relocate its R&D facilities in from Espoo, Finland, to the University of Helsinki, where the two organizations will jointly develop atomic layer deposition technologies.

The move, scheduled to be completed in November 2003, will involve equipment and 10 to 15 scientists and engineers, while laying off about two dozen employees in the Finnish subsidiary.

ASM also says it has completed moving its entire polygon ALCVD product line to the US, which previously housed the line’s manufacturing and partial engineering operations.


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