Customers Have Voted EV Group One Of The World's Best Suppliers In The VLSIresearch 2017 Customer Satisfaction Survey  

ST. FLORIAN, Austria, May 17, 2017 - EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced that customers have once again voted the company one of the 10 BEST FOCUSED SUPPLIERS OF CHIP MAKING EQUIPMENT and one of the 2017 THE BEST SUPPLIERS OF FAB EQUIPMENT in the 2017 VLSIresearch Customer Satisfaction Survey, increasing its rankings in both award segments compared to last year. EVG also received a RANKED 1st in SPECIALTY FAB EQUIPMENT award again this year. In addition, EVG was recognized as one of THE BEST SUPPLIERS OF FAB EQUIPMENT TO SPECIALTY CHIP MAKERS a new award category introduced in this year's Customer Satisfaction Survey.

According to VLSIresearch, EVG received its highest scores in the supplier performance category, including trust in supplier and technical leadership. This year marks the 15th consecutive year that EVG has been listed among the "THE BEST" suppliers, as well as the fifth year claiming the number one spot as the highest ranked wafer bonder supplier. In the FOCUSED SUPPLIERS OF CHIP MAKING EQUIPMENT segment, EVG moved up two positions to #6, while in THE BEST SUPPLIERS OF FAB EQUIPMENT segment, EVG moved up three positions to #5.


VLSIresearch received feedback from more than 79 percent of the chip market and 72 percent of subsystems customers for this year's survey. The survey spans 2½ months and covers five languages. Worldwide participants were asked to rate equipment suppliers among 15 categories based on three key factors: supplier performance, customer service, and product performance. 2,366 surveys were returned, resulting in 34,543 total responses. The VLSIresearch annual Customer Satisfaction Survey is the only publicly available opportunity since 1988 for customers to provide feedback for suppliers of semiconductor equipment and subsystems. The 10 BEST and THE BEST awards provide special recognition to suppliers that are rated highest by their customers.

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About EV Group (EVG)
EV Group (EVG) is a leading supplier of equipment and process solutions for the manufacture of semiconductors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), compound semiconductors, power devices and nanotechnology devices.  Key products include wafer bonding, thin-wafer processing, lithography/nanoimprint lithography (NIL) and metrology equipment, as well as photoresist coaters, cleaners and inspection systems.  Founded in 1980, EV Group services and supports an elaborate network of global customers and partners all over the world.  More information about EVG is available at

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