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ASML Holding NV, Europe’s greatest maker of semiconductor gear, said gross this quarter will increase as its customers resume investments in machines that allow them to make smaller chips.

Sales will rise to about 450 million euros ($630 million), from 277 million euros in the second quarter, Veldhoven, Netherlands-based ASML said today. The second-quarter net loss was 104 million euros, equated with a profit of 152 blion euros a year earlier and the 109.6 million-euro average loss estimate of thirteen analysts’ anticipations accumulated by Bloomberg.

ASML, basing its third consecutive quarterly loss, said chipmakers are coming back to “a more typical rate of engineering transition investments.” Intel Corp., the world’s greatest chipmaker, yesterday forecast sales that topped analysts’ estimates as PC makers boost orders for chips in prediction of raised demand in the last half.

“They are going from an highly low level to a more normal low level,” said Eric de Graaf, an analyst at Petercam in Amsterdam, who advises selling ASML. “They’re not guiding for a acquit recovery. It would be a little too early for that.”