For the fifth consecutive year, EV Group of St Florian, Austria – a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for semiconductor, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and nanotechnology applications – has earned all three awards resulting from VLSIresearch Inc’s annual Customer Satisfaction Survey.
For 2017, EVG was ranked as one of the ‘10 BEST Focused Suppliers of Chip Making Equipment’ and one of ‘THE BEST Suppliers of Fab Equipment’, increasing its rankings in both award segments compared to last year. EVG also again received a ‘RANKED 1st award’ in the ‘Specialty Fab Equipment’ category. 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, which includes trust in supplier and technical leadership. EVG also received strong marks in product performance, quality of results, and process support.
This year is 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 ‘10 BEST Focused Suppliers of Chip Making Equipment’’ segment, EVG moved up two positions to #6, while in ‘THE BEST Suppliers of Fab Equipment’ segment, it moved up three positions to #5.
“EV Group has mastered its strategy of on-going and sustained investment in technology invention, innovation and implementation. This strategy, along with a high-volume manufacturing emphasis, provides the basis for great customer satisfaction,” comments VLSIresearch’s CEO & chairman G. Dan Hutcheson. “Quality products, dedication to customer success, and sustainable business through a high level of expertise and technical leadership, were among the attributes cited by customers in their feedback,” he adds.
“Whether investing in challenging new applications, partnering with our customers to accelerate new products and processes from early technology implementations through high-volume manufacturing, or continuously enhancing our solutions to enable higher performance and lower cost of ownership, EVG is committed to enabling our customers to achieve manufacturing success,” says Hermann Waltl, executive sales and customer support director at EVG.