EV Group, the industry-leading wafer-bonder supplier, earns 4½ VLSI Stars for 10 BEST Focused Suppliers. Earns their best-ever score of 8.86, a 35-basis point increase from last year. Wins all 3 awards for an 8th consecutive year. The company continues to raise the bar in customer satisfaction by improving its rating year after year. EVG continues to grow as a highly respected high-volume production equipment solutions provider with over 1000 employees. Achieves the highest score of all 10 BEST Focused Suppliers in technical leadership, partnering, and application support. Improves ratings in all 14 categories, spares support and software by 60 basis points. Application support by 50 basis points. Recommend supplier, field engineering support, and support after sales by 40 basis points. Highest scores in recommend supplier, partnering, technical leadership, trust in supplier, application support, and support after sales. 42% of customers who commented recognized EV Group’s outstanding service and support. 15% who commented appreciated EV Group for their quality performance, majority of comments coming from Europe and Taiwan. 8% of customers commented on how user friendly the equipment is. Receives 4 VLSI Stars in THE BEST Suppliers of WFE to Foundation Chip Makers for the first time. Earns 4½ VLSI Stars in THE BEST Suppliers in both Fab Equipment and WFE to Specialty Chip Makers: 4th consecutive year earning THE BEST Suppliers of WFE to Specialty Chip Makers and 18th consecutive year earning THE BEST award for Fab Equipment Suppliers. RANKED 1st award in Specialty Fab Equipment for a 5th consecutive year. EV Group continues to outperform the largest equipment companies in its markets with strong emphasis on partnering with customers.