Designs and manufactures equipment and materials used to produce semiconductor devices
ASM International NV designs, manufactures and sell equipment and services to their customers for the production of semiconductor devices, or integrated circuits.
It operates its business under two segments: Front-end and Back-end.
The Front-end segment manufactures and sells equipment used in wafer processing, encompassing the fabrication steps in which silicon wafers are layered with semiconductor devices.
The segment is a product driven organizational unit comprised of manufacturing, service, and sales operations in Europe, the United States, Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia.
The Back-end segment manufactures and sells equipment and materials used in assembly and packaging, encompassing the processes in which silicon wafers are separated into individual circuits and subsequently assembled, packaged and tested.
This segment's main operations are located in Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China, Singapore, Malaysia and Germany.
ASM International was founded by Arthur H. del Prado on march 4, 1968 and is headquartered in Almere, the Netherlands.