News Article | May 18, 2017
Level 10 Construction named the General Contractor for the $75 million renovation and expansion of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla. -- Mike Conroy, Vice President of Operations for Level 10 Construction's San Diego office, announced today that Level 10 Construction has been named the General Contractor for the renovation and expansion of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla (MCASD).The $75 million dollar MCASD expansion will quadruple current gallery space, making room to show the Museum's world-renowned 4,700-piece collection of contemporary art as well as traveling exhibitions.World renowned Selldorf Architects of New York is the Design Architect for the project, supported by San Diego Executive Architect, LPA, Inc. To represent the Owner, MCASD selected consultant HR Weatherford Company.For the expansion, Level 10 Construction will construct a two-story exhibit wing with an ocean-view patio as well as a 41-vehicle, underground garage. The project also calls for Level 10 Construction to convert Sherwood Auditorium to a two-story high-ceiling, naturally lit gallery space. The new flexible multipurpose gallery on the lower level will also provide capacity for programs and talks. Level 10 will also demolish a home the Museum owns to the south of the property."The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, which holds one of the finest contemporary art collections in the world, assembled a world-class team of designers, architects and consultants to help them quadruple their current gallery space," said Mike Conroy. "Level 10 Construction is thrilled to be selected as their Constructor, partner. We look forward to collaborating with this team and contributing our expertise and professional experience in helping with this important expansion."The La Jolla museum will be closed during construction. MCASD will continue to deliver high-quality exhibitions and programming at its Jacobs and Copley Buildings at 1001 and 1100 Kettner Boulevard in San Diego.In addition to cultural institutions, Level 10's San Diego office is currently working on a variety of project types, including higher education, vertical multi-family, mixed-use high-rise, biopharmaceutical, medical office buildings, corporate campuses, and advanced technology.Level 10 Construction is a full-service general contractor with offices in Sunnyvale, San Francisco and San Diego. Level 10 is focused on providing innovative facilities to the corporate, healthcare, education, entertainment, hospitality, technology, life sciences, and multi-family housing/mixed-use markets. Level 10 offers a full-range of services, including preconstruction;self-performed concrete work; design/build;MEP and commissioning;green construction;sustainability evaluations;and LEED certified building. Level 10's core mission is to build at the highest level, consistently providing excellent customer service while delivering quality projects on time and on budget. For more information, visit www.level10gc.com
News Article | May 19, 2017
CLEVELAND, OH, May 19, 2017-- Mark Wallach has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Widely regarded for his focus on business litigation, municipal litigation, and land use litigation, Mr. Wallach draws upon more than 40 years of professional experience in the position of counsel with Thacker Robinson Zinz Co., LPA. He began his legal education upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Wesleyan University in 1971. Upon receiving a JD, cum laude, from Harvard University in 1974, Mr. Wallach began working as a law clerk with the United States District Court in Cleveland. He later served as an associate for Baker & Hostetler before accepting a position as chief trial counsel with the City of Cleveland. Mr. Wallach later served Calfee, Halter & Griswold as an associate before he was promoted to the position of partner in 1982. Between 2004 and 2012, he served as the co-chairman of the litigation department. Since 2012, Mr. Wallach has been serving as counsel with Thacker Robinson Zinz Co., LPA.As counsel with Thacker Robinson Zinz Co., LPA, Mr. Wallach litigates and tries complex business disputes, concentrating on corporate, business tort, real estate and public law litigation. He has tried dozens of cases, including a number of jury trials, and has handled two dozen cases in the Ohio Supreme Court. Major cases include Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District v. Bath Township et al., which established the power of Ohio Water and Sewer Districts to regulate storm water, and a series of cases challenging attempts by law firms to restrict departing partners. In an effort to stay abreast of developments in the legal arena, Mr. Wallach maintains involvement with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cuyahoga County Law Directors Association and Federal Bar Association. He has been a member of the pro bono committee with the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cleveland since 2014.Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Wallach has been featured in a wide range of honors publications, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in the Midwest and Who's Who in the World. He was also selected for inclusion in the 1st edition of Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, which was published in 1987. An AV Preeminent Attorney, Mr. Wallach is named among the Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation, litigation: land use and zoning, and litigation: municipal, and was listed in the Chambers and Partners Guide to USA lawyers.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com Contact:Fred Marks844-394-6946
News Article | May 18, 2017
Menlo Park Small High School celebrated the ground breaking for the TIDE Academy, which stands for technology, innovation, design and engineering, designed by LPA Inc. Ensuring all students have access to high-quality learning opportunities, the TIDE Academy is designed to include classrooms, STEM labs and varied flexible learning spaces and is expected to be complete in 2019. Located a quarter mile from the south end of the San Francisco Bay, the 45,000-square-foot public high school implements a project-based learning curriculum with a focus on college and career readiness in STEM fields. “The design of the school reflects the innovative and collaborative spirit of the district and is outwardly focused to invite community and industry partnerships to drive the technology-based education,” said Katia McClain, Associate and Managing Director at LPA. “We designed a flexible, functional, multiuse space in both the interior and exterior including learning clusters as an innovative approach to scale learning for multiple preferences.” The learning spaces will be stacked on three floors wrapped around a “vertical courtyard” for maximum indoor/outdoor connection at every level. In addition to classroom spaces, the campus features a makerspace shop, a coding lab dedicated to computer code education and software development and a design lab for rapid prototyping and implementing design concepts. Reflecting its progressive curriculum, the school is designed to be both innovative and responsive to enhance hands-on learning. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17 percent, while other occupations are growing at 9.8 percent. As the demand for technology is expanding into every aspect of life, students at the TIDE Academy will benefit from their new learning environment and develop their capabilities in STEM education. Matching the innovative curriculum approach to learning, LPA applied an equally creative integrated design approach to maximize the school’s sustainability. The building is organized to promote daylighting, as well as views of the bay. A large, perforated metal scrim shades the building, protecting it from direct glare and reducing solar heat gains. Other sustainable initiatives include: a planted green roof, resiliency and active design strategies, high-efficiency HVAC systems and native, drought-tolerant landscaping. Already an award-winning campus, the TIDE Academy has received design awards from the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) and from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Santa Clara Valley Chapter. “To create a seamless use of the school by both students and staff, collaboration is woven into the fabric of the design,” explained Helen Pierce, Design Director at LPA. “Our strategy is to allow the students to become innovators by providing space that supports the flexibility to change modalities and empower students.” Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) has a strong initiative to deliver innovative and engaging student environments. "[We are] very excited to build such a dynamic school building that breaks the mold of 960 square foot boxes once and for all and where collaboration is truest 'built in’,” said Matthew Zito, Chief Facilities Officer for SUHSD. “The building is also a singularly beautiful piece of architecture and will serve as a great physical place to attend high school for the next 100 years.” About LPA Inc. Founded in 1965, LPA has more than 350 employees with offices in Irvine, Sacramento, San Diego and San Jose, California as well as San Antonio and Dallas. The firm provides services in architecture, sustainability, planning, interior design, landscape architecture, engineering and graphics. With a proven commitment to integrated sustainable design, LPA designs facilities that span from K-12 schools, colleges and universities and corporate, healthcare and civic establishments. More than 700 major design awards attest to LPA’s commitment to design excellence. For more information, visit http://www.lpainc.com.
News Article | May 8, 2017
IMAGE: Rice University's latest new dual-function bioscilloscope uses a light plate apparatus, or LPA, that is outfitted with the spectral LEDs. view more Rice University bioengineers who specialize in creating tools for synthetic biology have unveiled the latest version of their "biofunction generator and "bioscilloscope," an optogenetic platform that uses light to activate and study two biological circuits at a time. The biofunction generator and bioscilloscope are a toolkit of genes and hardware that use colored lights and engineered bacteria to bring both mathematical predictability and cut-and-paste simplicity to the world of genetic circuit design. "Unfortunately, all biological light sensors are 'sloppy,' in that they tend to respond to multiple colors of light," said Jeffrey Tabor, an associate professor of bioengineering at Rice. "We've developed a detailed mathematical model to capture this sloppiness and design multicolor light signals that compensate for it so that two light sensors can be independently controlled in the same cell. Because most of the circuits that control biological behaviors are composed of two or more genes, this technology will make it easier for our lab and others to study complex synthetic biological systems." The research is described in a recent paper in Molecular Systems Biology. Life is controlled by DNA-based circuits. These are similar to the circuits in smartphones and other electronic devices with a key difference: The information that flows through electronic circuitry is voltage, and the information that flows through genetic circuits is protein production. Genetic circuits can be switched on or off -- produce protein or not -- and they can be tuned to produce more or less protein, much like voltage from an electronic circuit can be raised or lowered. The biofunction generator and bioscilloscope, which were first created in Tabor's lab three years ago, show how closely the analogy holds. Function generators and oscilloscopes, stock components of electrical engineering labs for more than 50 years, are test instruments that can feed voltage signals into circuits and show how signal voltage varies with time at other locations within the circuit. Oscilloscope screens usually show wave functions and can plot one or more signals at a time. The bioscilloscope plots the output of biocircuits in exactly the same way. The inputs and outputs for the biocircuits are light. Specifically, Tabor's team has developed a biofunction generator, a set of light-activated genes that can be used to turn genes on and off and to regulate the amount of protein they produce when turned on. The bioscilloscope comprises another set of genes that add fluorescent tags to the DNA to read out the circuit response, which means the more protein that's produced, the more light that's given off by the sample. In the new paper, recent Ph.D. graduate and lead author Evan Olson and colleagues tested new dual-function tools using the latest optogenetic hardware and software tools developed by Tabor's lab in conjunction with a new mathematical model for the biofunction generator output. "The model allows us to predict the output gene-expression response to any light input signal, regardless of how the intensity or spectral composition of the light signal changes over time," Olson said. "The model works by describing how light of any wavelength and intensity is converted into a population of light sensors in the 'on' or 'off' states." Olson said they demonstrated the system in two proof-of-concept experiments. In the first, they showed the system could compensate for "perturbative" signals, incoming light such as that from a microscope or fluorescent imager that might otherwise interfere with the incoming optogenetic signal. In the second, they demonstrated multiplexed control by simultaneously driving two independent gene expression signals in two optogenetic circuits in the same bacteria. The output on the bioscilloscope shows the two functions as red and green lines. The researchers showed they could activate the genetic circuits to produce smooth waves and stair-step patterns, and they showed the two circuits could be switched on in unison or at different times. "This multiplexing approach enables a completely new generation of experiments for characterizing and controlling the biological circuits that integrate multiple signals and that are ubiquitous in biological networks, particularly those used for decision-making and developmental processes," Tabor said. The study was co-authored by undergraduate Constantine Tzouanas. The research was supported by the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation. The DOI of the Molecular Systems Biology paper is: 10.15252/msb.20167456 A copy of the paper is available at: http://msb. It's now easier to go with the flow -- May 3, 2016 http://news. No bioengineered gut bacteria, no glory -- May 12, 2014 http://news. This release can be found online at news.rice.edu. Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation's top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,879 undergraduates and 2,861 graduate students, Rice's undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for happiest students and for lots of race/class interaction by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger's Personal Finance. To read "What they're saying about Rice," go to http://tinyurl. .
News Article | April 27, 2017
The Lebanese Petroleum Administration (LPA) has designated eight more international companies “prequalified” for an offshore licensing round with bids due Sept. 15.
News Article | May 2, 2017
The forces of military strongman Khalifa Haftar control much of eastern Libya (AFP Photo/Abdullah DOMA) Tripoli (AFP) - The head of Libya's UN-backed unity government on Tuesday held a rare meeting with a military strongman who supports a rival authority in the violence-wracked country, official media said. Fayez al-Sarraj and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar met face-to-face in Abu Dhabi, the LANA news agency said, for only the second time since Sarraj was named prime minister-designate in late 2015. Sarraj and Haftar met "thanks to international and Arab mediation", according to LANA, which is loyal to the parliament based in eastern Libya, after a first meeting in January last year. Libyan television broadcaster 218 reported that the two held talks "in private" after posing for a photograph together. Political rivalry and fighting between militias has hampered Libya's efforts to recover from the chaos that followed the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi. Haftar, who backs an administration based in the far east of the country, has refused to recognise the authority of the UN-backed Government of National Accord since it started working in Tripoli in March last year. In February, Sarraj said Haftar had refused to meet him in person in Cairo for Egypt-backed talks to discuss possible amendments to a UN-backed agreement signed in late 2015 that gave birth to the fragile unity government. The Libya Political Agreement (LPA) gave no role in Libya's future to Haftar, whose forces control much of the country's east. But Haftar, the head of the self-styled Libyan National Army, has since established himself as a key player, especially after seizing the country's key oil terminals in September. Mattia Toaldo, senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, said Tuesday's meeting came after a change of tack from Haftar, who seeks nationwide presidential polls next year. Haftar is "now pursuing a different strategy... exchanging his support for an amended LPA for a guarantee to have presidential elections early in 2018 in which it would be thinkable for him to run", Toaldo said. The meeting also comes as Sarraj seeks "badly needed legitimisation" from the eastern authorities, even as he struggles with internal support in western Libya where factions are hostile to Haftar, he said. "I doubt that anything negotiated by Sarraj would be accepted peacefully by factions in western Libya if it is seen as giving Haftar a too prominent position within the security sector or the political system," Toaldo said.
News Article | May 24, 2017
To learn more about the Cadence full-flow digital and signoff solutions, visit www.cadence.com/go/samsung28fdsdands. For information about the Cadence custom/analog solutions, visit www.cadence.com/go/samsung28fdscanda. The integrated, automated Cadence custom/analog tools and full-flow digital and signoff tools meet Samsung's accuracy requirements, enabling foundry customers to quickly achieve design closure and deliver complex IoT and mixed-signal designs faster using the 28FDS process. In addition, the Cadence tools have been certified for tapeout using Samsung's certification criteria for baseline accuracy. The digital and signoff tools in the design flow include the Innovus™ Implementation System, Genus™ Synthesis Solution, Quantus™ QRC Extraction Solution, Conformal® Logic Equivalence Checking (LEC), Conformal Low Power, Tempus™ Timing Signoff Solution, Voltus™ IC Power Integrity Solution, Cadence Physical Verification System, Cadence Litho Physical Analyzer (LPA), Cadence CMP Predictor (CCP), Cadence LDE Electrical Analyzer (LEA) and Modus™ Test Solution. The custom/analog tools in the flow include the Spectre® Accelerated Parallel Simulator (APS), Spectre Extensive Partitioning Simulator (XPS), Spectre RF Simulator, Virtuoso® Schematic Editor, Virtuoso Analog Design Environment and Virtuoso Layout Suite. "Samsung Foundry and Cadence collaborated on this new reference flow to provide mutual customers with a fast path to design closure," said Jaehong Park, senior vice president of the Foundry Design Team at Samsung Electronics. "Using the certified Cadence custom/analog tools and full-flow digital and signoff tools with the Samsung 28FDS process enables engineers to efficiently deliver innovative IoT and mixed-signal designs to market." "Our tool sets allow customers to optimize the low-power/high-performance SOI tradeoffs required to meet the diverse end-use demands of the marketplace," said Tom Beckley, senior vice president and general manager of the Custom IC & PCB Group at Cadence. "Through Samsung Foundry's certification of our full-flow digital and signoff tools and custom/analog tools, our customers can create reliable designs using the 28FDS process." Cadence enables electronic systems and semiconductor companies to create the innovative end products that are transforming the way people live, work and play. Cadence software, hardware and semiconductor IP are used by customers to deliver products to market faster. The company's System Design Enablement strategy helps customers develop differentiated products—from chips to boards to systems—in mobile, consumer, cloud datacenter, automotive, aerospace, IoT, industrial and other market segments. Cadence is listed as one of Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more at cadence.com © 2017 Cadence Design Systems, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. Cadence, the Cadence logo and the other Cadence marks found at www.cadence.com/go/trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. ARM and Cortex are registered trademarks of ARM (or its subsidiaries) in the EU and/or elsewhere. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information, please contact: Cadence Newsroom 408-944-7039 email@example.com To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cadence-customanalog-digital-and-signoff-tools-achieve-certification-on-samsung-28fds-process-technology-300463007.html
News Article | February 28, 2017
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: Imec validates Cadence LPA PLUS for advanced-process technologies Customers can verify design manufacturability during implementation and signoff, enabling them to detect and fix yield-limiting lithography...
News Article | March 2, 2017
The Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) and the American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC) recently announced the Leroy F. Greene award winners at the CASH 38th Annual Conference. Two K-12 school projects designed by LPA Inc. were honored: Montgomery Middle School and the TIDE Academy. “We are especially honored to be recognized with CASH/AIACC Leroy F. Greene awards, which prioritize the collaboration between designers and educational partners,” explains Jim Kisel, AIA, Principal at LPA. He continues, “Our integrated design approach ensures that all stakeholders have a hand in the design and planning of a facility from the onset of the project, minimizing inefficiencies and maximizing energy and monetary savings. We’re grateful to be recognized for this beneficial process.” Montgomery Middle School was honored with an Award of Merit in the New Built category. The San Diego middle school, part of Sweetwater Union High School District, has a new two-story classroom building, featuring 18 classrooms, a library and media center, community-building cafeteria and student counseling center. A model for integrated sustainable design, the project features outdoor amenities, including a large central courtyard, landscaped stormwater bioswale and high-performance HVAC systems. The new campus has become a source of pride for students and families, creating a new legacy of technology-fluent, creative minds. Jurors said, “This LEED Platinum project includes notable sustainable features, and collaboration with the maintenance and operations to create more efficient classrooms demonstrates innovation.” Next, the TIDE Academy, which stands for technology, innovation, design and engineering and is formerly known as Menlo Park Small High School, received an Award of Honor in the Project in Design category. Located a quarter mile from the south end of the San Francisco Bay, this 45,000-square-foot public high school implements a project-based learning curriculum with a focus on college and career readiness in STEM fields. From classrooms to STEM labs, the varied learning spaces are stacked on three floors, and its L-shape configuration allows for a fluid indoor/outdoor connection. This intentional design cultivates flexibility for spontaneous learning opportunities while taking advantage of the excellent coastal climate. In addition to classroom spaces, the campus features a makerspace shop, a coding lab dedicated to computer code education and software development and a design lab for rapid prototyping and implementing design concepts. Reflecting its progressive curriculum, the school is designed with an industrial feel and a sustainable approach. LPA—who provides architectural, interiors, landscape, civil, structural and mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services—applies an integrated approach to maximize the school’s sustainability. With exposed structural elements, the building is organized to maximize exposure to daylight, as well as views to the bay. A large, perforated metal scrim shades the building, protecting it from direct glare and reducing solar heat gains. In addition, all stormwater is collected and treated on site with its native plant palette and bioretention planters. Finally, by increasing permeable surfaces on the campus, the runoff volume is significantly reduced. Jurors said, “This project in design includes a robust planning process that defines the characteristics of the learning profile of the school, and then imagined what environment would support this type of learner.” Both Montgomery Middle School and the TIDE Academy exemplify the benefits of an integrated design approach. Bringing educators, district staff, community members and designers together at the onset of the project to identify and solve challenges results in a highly efficient, elegant and educational design. LPA President Dan Heinfeld, FAIA, states, “Since 2005, LPA has been recognized with a CASH/AIACC award every year, an unmatched testimony to our clients and their faith in our integrated approach.” About LPA Founded in 1965, LPA has more than 350 employees with offices in San Antonio and Irvine, Sacramento, San Diego and San Jose, California. The firm provides services in architecture, sustainability, planning, interior design, landscape architecture, engineering and graphics. With a proven commitment to integrated sustainable design, LPA designs facilities that span from K-12 schools, colleges and universities to corporate, health care and civic establishments. More than 700 major design awards attest to LPA’s commitment to design excellence. For more information, visit http://www.lpainc.com. About AIACC The AIACC represents the interests of more than 11,000 architects and allied professionals in California. Founded in 1944, The AIACC's mission supports architects in their endeavors to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating more livable communities, sustainable designs and quality work environments. Today, The AIACC is the largest component of the National AIA organization.
News Article | February 28, 2017
San Jose, California, 28 February 2017 - ASML Holding NV (ASML) today announced a partnership with Cadence Design Systems, Inc. to expand the capabilities of its holistic lithography product portfolio, further streamlining chipmakers' process flow from design to mask production. The collaboration will bring together ASML's computational lithography solutions and the Cadence physical design back-end tools, leading to enhanced Design Technology Co-Optimization (DTCO) capabilities for advanced nodes, and other technologies. "In the face of shrinking process nodes, engineers are increasingly relying on designer-friendly, production-accurate manufacturability checks throughout the design phase to realize tighter imaging performance and cycle time goals," said Dr. Anirudh Devgan, senior vice president and general manager of the Digital & Signoff Group and the System & Verification Group at Cadence. "Together with ASML, we are now able to efficiently bridge the gap between design and manufacturing, empowering our customers to take better control of their design intent, reliability and yield through improved lithography awareness capabilities." As part of its holistic lithography approach, ASML has developed powerful lithography and patterning models that can simulate how a chip design is realized in silicon, representing the actual manufacturing processes. The integration of these design models into Cadence products enables DTCO to deliver optimal design scaling while securing manufacturability and yield. As the first result of their collaboration, the newly released Cadence® LPA PLUS enables engineers to simulate the manufacturability of their design at any time during implementation and signoff, enabling more efficient delivery of high-quality designs. ASML's partnership with Cadence represents another major step toward realizing a full end-to-end design-to-mask process flow. When combined with an earlier partnership with NCS, engineers can now leverage litho-aware design and mask data preparation on a seamlessly integrated platform. "Since ASML's early days, we've developed our systems in a cooperative network of partners, a practice we call Open Innovation," said Christophe Fouquet, Executive Vice President of Applications at ASML. "This enables us to remain focused on developing our core holistic lithography technology leadership in modeling, scanner imaging and patterning process control, while leveraging our partnerships to deliver improved cycle time and productivity along the whole value chain from design technology development to production implementation of the physical design, mask design, and mask data preparation." About ASML ASML is one of the world's leading manufacturers of chip-making equipment. Our vision is to enable affordable microelectronics that improve the quality of life. To achieve this, our mission is to invent, develop, manufacture and service advanced technology for high-tech lithography, metrology and software solutions for the semiconductor industry. ASML's guiding principle is continuing Moore's Law towards ever smaller, cheaper, more powerful and energy-efficient semiconductors. This results in increasingly powerful and capable electronics that enable the world to progress within a multitude of fields, including healthcare, technology, communications, energy, mobility, and entertainment. ASML is a multinational company with offices in 60 cities in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. We employ more than 16,500 people on payroll and flexible contracts (expressed in full time equivalents). ASML is traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML. More information about ASML, our products and technology, and career opportunities is available on www.asml.com. 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