Key Developments: ASML Holding NV (ASML.AS)

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ASML Holding NV, FOM/NWO And UvA/VU Plan To Establish Institute For Nanolithography
Sunday, 26 May 2013 08:00pm EDT 

ASML Holding NV announced that together with the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the VU University Amsterdam and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) it intends to establish the Institute for Nanolithography (INL), which will conduct fundamental and applied research in areas in the global semiconductor industry. The initial research program of the INL will focus on physical and chemical processes that are necessary for future extensions of Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) lithography. The Company will provide more than one third of the institute‚Äôs annual budget, investing roughly EUR 30 million over 10 years. FOM and NWO will contribute EUR 25 million over 10 years and UvA/VU will make a contribution of EUR 12.5 million. The City of Amsterdam has committed EUR 5 million as start-up funding. The institute is expected to benefit from the government incentive for public-private partnerships (TKI) and plans to raise EUR 25 million from various other funding instruments such as European programs. The overall initiative amounts to EUR 100 million for 10 years. The institute will be launched in the third quarter of 2013 under the management of the FOM Institute AMOLF.  Full Article

Korean Fair Trade Commission Approves ASML Holding NV Acquisition Of Cymer Inc
Sunday, 26 May 2013 12:00pm EDT 

ASML Holding NV and Cymer Inc announced that the Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has approved the previously announced merger between Cymer and affiliates of ASML. As a result, all conditions to closing the transaction, except for those conditions that can be satisfied only at the closing, have been fulfilled. The parties expect to close the transaction end of May - early June 2013. As already indicated in the deal announcement of October 17, 2012, ASML will manage Cymer as an independent business unit where it concerns commercial hardware sales and services activities, and Cymer will continue to supply sources to and engage in R&D activities with all lithography tool manufacturers on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory commercial terms. Furthermore, ASML reiterates it will continue to let its scanner customers choose their preferred light source, and its scanners will continue to interface with light sources from all manufacturers.  Full Article

Japan Fair Trade Commission Clears ASML Holding NV Acquisition Of Cymer, Inc.
Thursday, 2 May 2013 08:00pm EDT 

ASML Holding NV announced that the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has cleared the previously announced merger between Cymer and affiliates of the Company. Clearance of the merger has previously been granted by the United States Department of Justice, the United States Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), as well as the Taiwanese, German and Israeli antitrust authorities. Furthermore, Cymer stockholders have approved the merger agreement. Completion of the merger now remains subject to closing conditions and receipt of approval under competition laws in South Korea. Cymer and the Company continue to expect the transaction to close in the first half of 2013.  Full Article

ASML Holding NV To Pay FY 2012 Dividend
Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 12:17pm EDT 

Dow Jones reported that ASML Holding NV is to pay out a dividend of EUR 0.53 per share as approved at the Annual General Meeting held on April 24, 2013.  Full Article

ASML Holding NV Issues Q2 2013 Revenue Guidance In Line With Analysts' Estimates; Reiterates FY 2013 Revenue Guidance
Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 01:00am EDT 

ASML Holding NV announced that for the second quarter of 2013, it expects net sales of about EUR1.1 billion. ASML reiterated it expectation for fiscal 2013 sales at a level similar to that of fiscal 2012. The Company reported revenue of EUR4.732 million in fiscal 2012. According to I/B/E/S Estimates, analysts on an average are expecting the Company to report revenue of EUR1.1 billion for the second quarter of 2013.  Full Article

Cymer Inc Announces Stockholder Approval Of Merger Agreement With ASML Holding NV
Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 05:00pm EST 

Cymer Inc announced that its stockholders voted to approve the previously announced merger agreement, dated October 16, 2012, among Cymer, ASML Holding NV (ASML) and certain affiliates of ASML, at the special meeting of Cymer stockholders held earlier. More than 82% of the shares outstanding and 99% of the votes cast at the special meeting were voted in favor of the merger agreement. Completion of the merger remains subject to customary closing conditions, including expiration of the Hart-Scott-Rodino antitrust waiting period and receipt of approvals under other foreign competition laws. Cymer and ASML continue to expect the transaction to close in the first half of 2013. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Full Article

ASML Holding NV Comments On FY 2013 Revenue Guidance; Issues Q1 2013 Revenue Guidance Above Analysts Estimates-DJ
Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 01:27am EST 

Dow Jones reported that ASML Holding NV expects net sales for fiscal 2013 at a similar level to that of fiscal 2012, with a slow first quarter start, recovering in second quarter and a relatively large second half. For the first quarter of 2013, the Company expects net sales of about EUR850 million. The Company will propose a dividend for 2012 of EUR0.53 per ordinary share compared with a dividend of 0.46 euro per ordinary share paid in 2011. According to I/B/E/S Estimates, analysts on an average were expecting the Company to report revenue of $EUR1.52 billion for fiscal 2013 and revenue of EUR333 million for first quarter of 2013.  Full Article

ASML Holding NV Confirms Completion Of Share Buy Back Programs 2011 - 2012
Monday, 17 Dec 2012 02:00am EST 

ASML Holding NV announced the completion of its share buy back programs announced on 19 January 2011, and increased per the announcement on 18 January 2012. During the period from 20 January 2011 up to and including 22 November 2012, ASML purchased 36,952,634 of its shares at an average price of EUR 30.58 per share. With these purchases, the EUR1,130 million share buy back program has been fully completed. Of the shares purchased during this period, 24,627,581 have been cancelled with the remaining shares intended to be cancelled in 2013. In addition, in the period from 22 November 2012 until 14 December 2012, a total number of 2,200,000 additional shares were purchased at an average price of EUR 47.81 per share for the purpose of covering outstanding employee stock and stock option plans, which is 100% of the announced objective. These shares will be held as treasury shares for the time being.  Full Article

ASML Holding NV Reaffirms Q4, FY 2012 Revenue Guidance-Conference Call
Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 10:30pm EST 

ASML Holding NV announced that it expects total revenue at about EUR4.7 billion for fiscal 2012, given roughly EUR1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012.  Full Article

ASML Holding NV Issues Shares In Connection with Customer Co-Investment Program
Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 08:00pm EDT 

ASML Holding NV announced that it has issued the shares planned for TSMC, one of the three participating customers in its Customer Co-Investment Program announced on July 9, 2012, issuing a total of 20,992,625 shares to a Dutch Foundation (Stichting) established for this purpose. Similar to the procedure for the other two customers participating in the Customer Co-Investment Program, the foundation issued a corresponding number of depositary receipts with limited voting rights to TSMC. The share issue resulted in aggregate proceeds of EUR 837.8 million.  Full Article

BRIEF-Taiwan's UMC orders equipment from ASML for T$657 mln

* Says orders machinery equipment from ASML for T$657 million ($21.92 million)

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