ASML Holding NV intents to acquire Taiwanese company Hermes Microvision, Inc (HMI), a leading supplier of pattern verification systems used for advanced semiconductor devices. They have reached an agreement under which ASML will acquire all outstanding shares of HMI in a cash transaction valued at about TWD 100 billion, approximately EUR 2.75 billion at current exchange rates.

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