Customers Have Again Voted EV Group One of the World's Best Suppliers in the VLSIresearch 2018 Customer Satisfaction Survey  

EVG achieves milestone with 16th consecutive year listed among "THE BEST" suppliers in survey results; back-to-back wins across all four award categories

ST. FLORIAN, Austria, May 16, 2018-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 2018 THE BEST Suppliers of Fab Equipment in the 2018 VLSIresearch Customer Satisfaction Survey, increasing its score in both award segments compared to last year's listings.

EVG also received a RANKED 1st in Specialty Fab Equipment award again this year and was recognized for a second year in a row as one of THE BEST Suppliers of Fab Equipment to Specialty Chip Makers-increasing its score in this award category as well.


According to VLSIresearch, EVG received its highest scores in the supplier performance category, including trust in supplier and technical leadership. This year marks the 16th consecutive year that EVG has been listed among THE BEST Suppliers of Fab Equipment, as well as the sixth year that EVG has achieved the number one spot as the highest ranked wafer bonder supplier. Since VLSIresearch began including a fourth award category starting in 2017 for suppliers to foundation and specialty chip makers, EVG has won awards in all four award categories.
About the 2018 VLSIresearch Customer Satisfaction Survey
VLSIresearch received feedback from more than 94% of the chip market and 76% 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 fifteen categories based on three key factors: supplier performance, customer service, and product performance. 2,149 surveys were returned, resulting in 31,524 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
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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