荷兰VELDHOVEN4月4日新闻――ASML今天宣布与台湾经济部投资业务处（MOEA）签署了一项协议在台北附近建立ASML Center of Excellence （ACE），该协议是继去年年底双方签订的草约后签订的。ASML预计在2008年工程按照计划完成后ACE 将在第二季度全面投入运行。ASML目前正在招募ACE新成员，并计划购买临时设备。
ASML总裁兼CEO Eric Meurice 表示：“整个亚太地区对于ASML来说是一个关键的市场，2006年该地区的总销售额占到总销售额的近三分之二。”“通过建立ACE,我们将确保ASML继续满足该地区客户不断增长的需求”美国半导体工业协会预计2007年整个亚太地区将以每年12％的速度增长，超出了世界其他地方工业增长。
ASML正在积极招募资质员工到ACE，进行客户支持，教育培训，应用研发，研发和工程，物流，采购和设备更新和维修。有意入选者请登录ASML公司网站虚拟无尘室：www.careers.asml.com for more information.
[COLOR=#708090]ASML to Establish Center of Excellence in Taiwan VELDHOVEN, the Netherlands, April 4, 2007
ASML announced today that it has signed a contract with the Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs （MOEA） to establish the ASML Center of Excellence （ACE） near Taipei. This follows the Letter of Intent ASML and MOEA signed late last year; ASML expects that ACE will be fully operational in Q2 2008 after construction is scheduled to be completed. ASML is currently recruiting personnel for ACE and has secured a temporary facility.
ACE will reinforce ASML‘s commitment to customers in the Asia-Pacific region by focusing on technology and applications development, equipment support, training, logistics, and refurbishment. ACE will also enable local sourcing of equipment modules, components and services.
“The entire Asia-Pacific region is a key market for ASML; collectively it accounted for nearly two-thirds of our sales in 2006,” said Eric Meurice, president and CEO. By establishing ACE, we will ensure that ASML continues to meet the growing demands of customers throughout this important region.” The Semiconductor Industry Association predicts that the entire Asia-Pacific region will see 12 percent growth year over year in 2007, outpacing industry growth in the rest of the world.
ASML is actively recruiting qualified candidates to work at ACE for customer support, training, application development, development and engineering, logistics, sourcing, and refurbishment and repair. Interested candidates should visit ASML‘s virtual cleanroom at www.careers.asml.com for more information.
ASML is the world‘s leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, manufacturing complex machines that are critical to the production of integrated circuits or chips. Headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, ASML is traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML[/COLOR]