The introduction of EVG's wafer-bonding approach, which separates the bond alignment from the bonding step, immediately revolutionized the market. Utilizing high-contact forces under elevated temperatures and a controlled atmosphere, this novel approach is today's process standard, with EVG holding the dominant market share for both semi- and fully automated wafer bonders and a growing installed base of more than 1500 chambers. EVG's wafer bonders offer optimal total cost of ownership (TCO), as well as multiple design features to optimize bonding yield. Multiple modules for bond alignment are optimized for different market requirements in MEMS, 3D integration or advanced packaging. Industry-leading alignment accuracies of less than 100 nm and a high-volume-proven modular platform enables the combination of EVG’s wafer bonding technologies in various applications.