Chipmaker ASM International posts loss as sales slip

March 5 Tue Mar 5, 2013 6:18pm EST

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March 5 (Reuters) - Dutch semiconductor equipment maker ASM International NV reported a quarterly loss, as sales fell 28 percent sequentially in its chip dicing and packaging equipment business.

Net loss was 22 million euros, compared with a profit of 5 million euros in the third quarter and 15 million euros a year earlier.

ASMI's net sales for the fourth quarter fell 9 percent to 320 million euros. (Reporting by Neha Alawadhi in Bangalore; Editing by Anil D;Silva)

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