Customers rank EV Group in top half of the VLSI Research 10 BEST

June 30, 2006 — /EV GROUP/ — St. Florian, Austria — EV Group is pleased to announce this year’s results of the VLSI Research Customer Satisfaction Survey. EV Group’s equipment (including Resist Processors, Contact/Proximity Aligners; Wafer Bonders and Aligners) was rated in the category of Small Suppliers of Wafer Processing Equipment. EV Group achieved a ranking among the four best suppliers with a rating of 7.36 points. EV Group has now been listed among the 10 BEST Suppliers for the 4th consecutive year, improving is ranking from 8th place four years ago.

“This ranking is a direct result of the confidence our customers have in EVG equipment and technology and sets us on a solid position in the chain of economic value,” said Erich Thallner CEO and founder of EV Group. “This result also proves EVG’s ability in providing quicker, better, and more qualified support to our customers than many other suppliers.”

Close cooperation with our customers and 15 years of high volume manufacturing experience help us to identify the specific customer needs and to implement their suggestions and requirements. EVG has been maintaining stable relationships with customers for 25 years to continually improve their products and services.

About the survey

The VLSI Research annual Customer Satisfaction Survey on Chip Making Equipment is the only publicly available opportunity for chip manufacturers to provide feedback to their suppliers. The 10 BEST ranking awards special recognition to the suppliers that are rated highest by end-users on a ten-point scale among thirteen categories that exemplify a supplier’s relationship with its customers.

About EV Group

Founded in 1980, EV Group (EVG) is a recognized technology and market leader for wafer processing equipment. We have set worldwide industry standards for aligned wafer bonding as well as resist processing for the MEMS, Nano and Semiconductor Industry. Our technological expertise enables customers to develop and successfully commercialize their innovations by providing advanced and proven process solutions from R&D to volume production. A comprehensive range of equipment addressing R&D applications as well as fully automated processes is the result of long term, cooperative relationships with our extensive list of global customers. EVG celebrates its 25 company anniversary this year and 15 years of MEMS equipment leadership in high volume production applications.

Headquartered in St. Florian, Austria, EV Group operates via a global customer support network, with subsidiaries in Tempe, Arizona; Albany, New York; Yokohama and Fukuoka, Japan; and Chung-Li, Taiwan. For more information, please visit .

Hermann Waltl
SVP Sales, Marketing & Communications
EV Group
+ 43-7712-5311-4090
[email protected]


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