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Note 5. Other intangible assets

Other intangible assets include capitalized development expenditure, software developed or purchased (including licenses) for internal use and purchased technology from third parties. The changes in the amount of other intangible assets are as follows:

Development costsSoftwarePurchased technology and other intangible assetsTotal
At cost
Balance January 1, 201484,29215,6037,042106,937
Additions14,3461,49615,842
Reclassification from evaluation tools2,2692,269
Disposals(414)(1,202)(1,616)
Foreign currency translation effect5,0082166805,904
Balance December 31, 2014103,64616,9018,789129,336
Additions30,1783,8263,30037,304
Reclassification365365
Disposals(24,900)(50)(888)(25,838)
Foreign currency translation effect9,0591615039,723
Balance December 31, 2015117,98321,20311,704150,890
Accumulated amortization and impairment losses
Balance January 1, 201428,70011,6085,40045,708
Amortization for the year10,8933,6951,03315,621
Impairments893893
Reclassification from evaluation tools878878
Disposals(414)(1,202)(1,616)
Foreign currency translation effect1,9061935392,638
Balance December 31, 201442,39215,0826,64864,122
Amortization for the year11,7944462,06714,307
Impairments12,85412,854
Disposals(24,900)(50)(888)(25,838)
Foreign currency translation effect3,3651364093,910
Balance December 31, 201545,50515,6148,23669,355
Carrying amounts
December 31, 201461,2541,8192,14165,214
December 31, 201572,4785,5893,46881,535

Impairment charges on capitalized development costs are included in operating expenses under research and development. Impairment of capitalized development expenses primarily related to development of new hardware for which the customers demand has shifted out in time, and purchased technology which became obsolete. The impairment charge for 2015 relates for an amount of €10.1 million to the impairment of capitalized development expenditures related to the 450mm technology and for an amount of €2.8 million to the capitalized development expenditures of other projects. As a result of these impairments the carrying value of these project was reduced to zero.

The purchased technology in 2015 amounting €3.3 million relates to patents acquired from our equity investment Levitech BV.

Capitalized development costs are amortized over their estimated useful lives of 5 years, other intangible assets are amortized over their estimated useful lives of 3 to 7 years.

Estimated amortization expenses relating to other intangible assets are as follows:

Development costsSoftwarePurchased technology and other intangible assetsTotal
201611,7197541,20413,677
201716,9111,29966918,879
201814,4591,08166016,200
201912,08492566013,669
202010,73387227511,880
Years thereafter6,5726587,230
Total72,4785,5893,46881,535