ST. FLORIAN, Austria, June 20, 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, marking the sixth year in a row that it has received all three customer satisfaction awards. EVG was also 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 earned its highest 10 BEST rating ever this year, with its highest category scores in technical leadership, recommend supplier, trust in supplier and product performance. 2018 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.
"EV Group's customer-driven technology and operations, including a willingness to innovate and invest in challenging applications, and its support for early technology implementations, help enable its customers to bring products to market cost-effectively. These attributes, along with a focus on equipment design aimed at high-volume industrial production, play a crucial role in the company's approach to customer satisfaction," noted G. Dan Hutcheson, VLSIresearch CEO and chairman. "Excellent overall customer and technical support, long-term partnership, and the high degree of quality in their equipment, were among the attributes cited by customers in their feedback of EVG in this year's Customer Satisfaction Survey.
"The micro- and nano-technology markets that we serve face many unprecedented challenges as well as exciting opportunities. Now more than ever, having close partnerships between suppliers and customers in these markets is essential to achieving manufacturing success," stated Hermann Waltl, executive sales and customer support director at EV Group. "To be recognized again by our customers with these prestigious awards is an incredible honor, as well as a validation that our ongoing commitment to technology invention, innovation and implementation continues to pay off for our customers. On behalf of EVG, I want to thank both our customers and our employees for making this latest achievement of sixth consecutive "Triple Crown" wins of the VLSIresearch customer satisfaction awards possible."
A white paper detailing EVG's survey results issued by VLSIresearch is available from weSRCH.com at www.wesrch.com/electronics/pdfEL1SE1000BZVX
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 www.EVGroup.com.
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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. For more information, please visit www.VLSIresearch.com.