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10 BEST SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER RANKINGS FOR 2018

 

May 16, 2018

 

Advantest, ASML, Teradyne, and Plasma-Therm achieve 5 VLSI Star Ratings in the 2018 10 BEST

 


 

Customers recognized 11 of this year’s 10 BEST suppliers with 4 VLSI Stars and above.  They focused on where these 10 BEST suppliers excelled with the highest average ratings in usable performance, uptime, and trust in supplier, pushing aside last year’s highest ratings in product performance and recommend supplier.  Suppliers made great improvements this year, with average ratings increasing in all categories. The increases were likely due to the aggressive response to fixing last year’s supply chain constraints.  Congratulations to the 2018 10 BEST winners!

 

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ABOUT THE COMPANIES

 

ACCRETECH – Tokyo Seimitsu

We develop our businesses in two key areas: semiconductor manufacturing equipment and precision measuring systems. 

Survey Results:                 in Focused Semiconductor Equipment Supplier

 

 

Advantest

A world-class technology company, Advantest is the world’s largest provider of automatic test equipment (ATE) to the semiconductor industry. ATE is used during semiconductor manufacturing to verify that a chip functions to specification, ensuring it works in the end-use application – be it consumer electronics, telecommunications, medical instrumentation or computers and digital TVs, to name a few. Advantest has for over five decades led the way in developing new and innovative test and handling solutions for the global electronics industry.

Survey Results:                          in Large Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers

 

 

Applied Materials

Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.

Survey Results:                       in Large Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers

 

 

AMEC

AMEC is China's leading provider of advanced process technology to global manufacturers of semiconductors and solid-state lighting (SSL) products. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company is an entrenched supplier of dielectric and TSV Etch tools, helping chipmakers build devices at process nodes as low as 7nm. To date, nearly 800 AMEC process units have been positioned at 40 leading-edge semiconductor fabs across Asia. The company is also well established in Europe with AMEC MEMS tools running in production at major IDMs. In addition, with its MOCVD system, the company helps SSL manufacturers build today's most advanced LED products.

Survey Results:                           in Focused Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers

 

 

ASML

ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chip-making equipment. Our vision is to enable affordable microelectronics that improve the quality of life. To achieve this, our mission is to invent, develop, manufacture and service advanced technology for high-tech lithography, metrology and software solutions for the semiconductor industry. ASML's guiding principle is continuing Moore's Law towards ever smaller, cheaper, more powerful and energy-efficient semiconductors. This results in increasingly powerful and capable electronics that enable the world to progress within a multitude of fields, including healthcare, technology, communications, energy, mobility, and entertainment. ASML is a multinational company with offices in 60 cities in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. We employ more than 20,000 people on payroll and flexible contracts (expressed in full time equivalents). ASML is traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML.

Survey Results:                          in Large Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers

 

 

ASM Pacific Technology

ASM Pacific Technology Limited (“ASMPT”) (stock code: 0522), With a global presence in over 30 countries, ASMPT leverages its strong network and infrastructure, resources and talents to grow its key businesses in Back-end Equipment, Materials and SMT Solutions. ASMPT, founded in 1975, is the only company in the world that offers high-quality equipment for all major steps in the electronics manufacturing process - from carrier for chip interconnection to chip assembly and packaging to SMT. No other supplier offers a comparable range and depth of process expertise.

Survey Results:                 in Large Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers

 

 

EV Group

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. 

Survey Results:                     in Focused Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers

 

 

FormFactor

FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM), is a leading provider of essential test and measurement technologies along the full IC life cycle – from characterization, modeling, reliability, and design debug, to qualification and production test. Semiconductor companies rely upon FormFactor’s products and services to accelerate profitability by optimizing device performance and advancing yield knowledge. The company serves customers through its network of facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Survey Results:                           in Focused Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers

 

 

Hitachi High-Technologies

Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is engaged in activities in a broad range of fields, including Science & Medical Systems, Electronic Device Systems, Industrial Systems, and Advanced Industrial Products. The company's consolidated revenues for FY2016 were ¥645.5 billion [approx. USD 6 billion].

Survey Results:                 in Large Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers

 

 

Hitachi Kokusai Electric

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. (TSE: 6756), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a company that engages in businesses related to video, wireless communications, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. Hitachi Kokusai Electric strives to realize a society of security, safety and happiness, creates value by applying advanced technologies and pushes the boundaries of tomorrow. Fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) consolidated net sales totaled 180,740 million Yen ($1,652 million). Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. sets the   goal of becoming the top global company in the two areas of "Video and Wireless Network Solutions" and "Eco- and Thin Film Processing Solutions".

Survey Results:                           in Large Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers

 

 

Plasma-Therm

Plasma-Therm is a U.S. manufacturer of advanced plasma-processing equipment, providing etch, deposition, and plasma dicing technologies used in semiconductor packaging, solid-state lighting, power, data storage, renewable energy, MEMS, nanotechnology, photonics, and wireless communication markets. Plasma-Therm’s VERSALINE platform is the workhorse for a variety of applications in specialty semiconductor markets. The platform's modular design allows flexible configuration of substrate handling and technologies that address the wide range of customer requirements. Plasma-Therm’s Singulator® systems bring the precision and speed of plasma dicing to chip-packaging applications. Manufacturers, academic and governmental institutions depend on Plasma-Therm equipment, designed with “lab-to-fab” flexibility to meet the requirements of both R&D and volume production. Plasma-Therm's products have been adopted globally and have earned their reputation for value, reliability, and world-class support.

Survey Results:                          in Focused Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers

 

 

SPTS Technologies, an Orbotech Company

SPTS Technologies, an Orbotech company, designs, manufactures, sells, and supports etch, PVD, CVD wafer processing solutions for the MEMS advanced packaging, LED, high speed RF on GaAs, and power management device markets. With manufacturing facilities in Newport, Wales, and Allentown, Pennsylvania, the company operates across 19 countries in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.

Survey Results:                           in Focused Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers

 

 

Teradyne

Teradyne (NYSE:TER) is a leading supplier of automation equipment for test and industrial applications. Teradyne Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) is used to test semiconductors, wireless products, data storage and complex electronic systems, which serve consumer, communications, industrial and government customers. Our Industrial Automation products include collaborative robots used by global manufacturing and light industrial customers to improve quality and increase manufacturing efficiency. In 2017, Teradyne had revenue of $2.14 billion and currently employs approximately 4,500 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.teradyne.com. Teradyne(R) is a registered trademark of Teradyne, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

Survey Results:                          in Large Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers

 

 

Tokyo Electron

Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL) is a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor and flat panel display production equipment worldwide. All of TEL's semiconductor and flat panel display production equipment product lines maintain high market shares in their respective global segments.

Survey Results:                     in Large Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers

 

 

Xcerra

Xcerra Corporation is comprised of four powerful brands in the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing test markets: atg-Luther & Maelzer, Everett Charles Technologies, LTX-Credence and Multitest. The combination of these businesses creates a company with a broad spectrum of semiconductor and PCB test expertise that drive innovative new products and services, and the ability to deliver to customers fully integrated semiconductor test cell solutions.  The Company addresses the broad, divergent requirements of the mobility, industrial, automotive and consumer end markets, offering a comprehensive portfolio of solutions and technologies, and a global network of strategically deployed applications and support resources.

Survey Results:                           in Focused Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers

 

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 2 ½ 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.

 

10 BEST awards recognize each chip making equipment supplier as a whole, regardless of product type:

·       Fab, Test, and Assembly equipment ratings are grouped together for an overall rating for each supplier

·       Each supplier is then listed in one of two categories based on a three-year average of total revenues for all its market segments: Large and Focused

 

THE BEST awards recognize the more detailed markets:

·       Fab, Test, Assembly equipment, WFE to Foundation Chip Makers, WFE to Specialty Chip Makers, and Subsystems

 

The VLSI Stars rating scale:

 9 to 10     8.5 to <9      8 to <8.5      7.5 to <8     7 to <7.5

 

Click here for more details on the survey.

 

About VLSIresearch

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