ASML Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award

  ASML Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award

Business Wire

VELDHOVEN, the Netherlands -- April 09, 2013

ASML (NASDAQ:ASML)(Amsterdam:ASML) has been recognized as one of 17 companies
receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their
performance in 2012. ASML is recognized for their significant contributions
providing Intel with semiconductor lithography equipment, deemed essential to
Intel’s success.

“We are very pleased to have once again been selected by Intel as a Preferred
Quality Supplier, and to be honored with the PQS award for 2012,” said Frits
van Hout, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, ASML. “We
value our relationship with Intel, which is defined by shared objectives and
collaboration. Through their participation in our Co-Investment for Innovation
Program, Intel has shown confidence in ASML to develop lithography tools for
the next several generations. While we execute on this forward-looking
initiative, we must also continue to provide the technology solutions and
factory support that Intel requires for today’s products.”

“ASML has continued to enable Moore’s Law by providing advanced lithography
scanners to meet our technology roadmap needs. I’d like to extend a sincere
thank you to ASML for these efforts and look forward to the continued
commitment to further strengthening our relationship,” said Janice Golda,
Director, Patterning Capital Equipment Development.

The PQS award is part of Intel’s Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement
(SCQI) program that encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and
continuous improvement. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score 80
percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost,
quality, availability, technology, environmental, social and governance goals.
Suppliers must also achieve 80 percent or greater on a challenging improvement
plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional
information about the SCQI program is available at

A celebration to honor PQS award winners was held in San Jose. In addition,
there was an announcement on Intel’s website at

About ASML

ASML is a world's leading provider of lithography systems for the
semiconductor industry, manufacturing complex equipment that is critical to
the production of integrated circuits.

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