ASM International 2002 Fourth Quarter and Year-end Operating Results Release and Conference Call/Webcast Dates

BILTHOVEN, The Netherlands, Jan. 10, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- ASM International N.V. (Nasdaq:ASMI) (Euronext Stock Exchange in Amsterdam: ASM) will report fourth quarter and year-end 2002 operating results on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at approximately 12 noon -- U.S. Eastern time (18:00 Continental European time).

ASM International will host an investor conference call and webcast on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 9 a.m. Eastern time (15:00 Continental European time). The teleconference dial-in numbers are as follows: United States: +800.450.0788 -- International: 612.332.0820. For international calls, please use the appropriate international prefix to access the United States.

The teleconference will be available for digitized replay from 2:15 p.m. (Eastern time) on Wednesday, February 19 until Friday, February 21 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern time). The replay numbers are: United States: +800 475-6701 -- International: +320 365 3844

In both cases, the following access code is required: 670426. A simultaneous audio webcast will be accessible at and

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

ASM International
Mary Jo Dieckhaus 
(212) 986-2900 

Lies Rijnveld
+31 30 229 8506