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ASM International NV
ASM Ranked No. 1 in VLSI 10 BEST Award for Large Suppliers of Chip Making Equipment
BILTHOVEN, The Netherlands, June 18, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- ASM International N.V. (Nasdaq:ASMI) (Euronext Amsterdam:ASM) today announced that VLSI Research named ASM International as the number one Large Supplier of Chip Making Equipment in the 2002 Customer Satisfaction Survey on Chip Making Equipment. The Large Suppliers of Chip Making Equipment category, newly added in 2002, is a competition between the 15 largest chip making equipment suppliers as determined by sales across the entire industry irrespective of the type of semiconductor manufacturing equipment produced. Furthermore, VLSI identified ASM among the top five companies in two market segments: ASM ranked number four in Large Suppliers of Wafer Processing Equipment and number three in Assembly Equipment.
Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP
Rabin & Peckel LLP Commences Class Action Against Specialty Laboratories, Inc. Alleging Violations of Federal Securities Law -- SP
NEW YORK, June 18, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- A class action complaint has been filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, civil action number 02-CV-04771 FMC(JTLX), on behalf of all persons or entities who purchased Specialty Laboratories, Inc. ("Specialty Labs" or the "Company") securities (NYSE:SP) between December 8, 2000 and April 10, 2002, both dates inclusive (the "Class Period"). Specialty Laboratories, Inc., Paul F. Beyer, James B. Peter, Frank J. Spina, Richard E. Belluzzo, Deborah A. Estes, Douglas S. Harrington, William J. Nydam, Thomas R. Testman, Thomas E. England, Bart E. Thielen, and John W. Littleton are named as defendants in the action.
Competitive Technologies, Inc.
CTT Names McPike EVP
FAIRFIELD, Conn., June 18, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Competitive Technologies (AMEX:CTT) announced that Frank R. McPike, Jr. has been named Executive Vice President effective today. He will retain his title of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, as well as his position as a director of the company. For the past three years, Mr. McPike served in multiple roles including President, CEO and CFO, as well as Treasurer. Yesterday, CTT named John B. Nano as President and CEO. Mr. McPike has served as a member of CTT's executive management since 1988.
Logic General, Inc.
Logic General Responds to Increasing Volume by Moving to Expanded Facility in Wilsonville, Ore.
WILSONVILLE, Ore., June 18, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- In response to rising requests for products and services, Logic General, Inc. recently completed a relocation from Tigard, Ore., to Wilsonville, Ore., where the company will maintain a 100,000-square-foot facility to support growth in Media Manufacturing, Product Assembly and Fulfillment Services.