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20 November 2008


EVG’s fiscal 2008 revenue growth exceeds 15%

Supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment EV Group (EVG) of St. Florian, Austria says that its revenue for fiscal 2008 (ended September 30) has increased by more than 15%. The firm attributes most of the growth to the burgeoning demand in both the 3D interconnect/through-silicon via (TSV) and nanoimprint lithography (NIL) markets. Furthermore, despite the current global economic slowdown, EVG adds that it remains cautiously optimistic about its outlook for 2009.

"Our leading-edge solutions provide a true value add to our customers and are the cornerstone in strengthening our technology leadership position and market share. To this end, our strategy has always been to leverage our existing core capabilities and extend this knowledge and expertise into other synergistic markets that can truly benefit from us. This has allowed EVG to grow consistently over the years since our inception in 1980-ultimately enabling us to weather some of the effects associated with various cyclical industries like the semiconductor market, even at the most tumultuous of times, like we are seeing today," said EVG founder and president Erich Thallner.

EVG says it will continue to invest in 3D/TSVs and NIL in order to help its customers overcome the yield and performance challenges as they scale down to 32- and 22-nm geometries. The firm recently shipped its 100th NIL system, and says it has more NIL systems in the field than any other company (around 30% of the market share).

"Looking ahead, even though the macroeconomic environment is expected to be more challenging in 2009, specifically in market segments that are automotive and consumer-product driven, we expect that new technologies, such as backside illuminated image sensors or even higher functional density cell phones, will drive continued growth for EVG's 3D IC lithography and wafer bonding equipment, among others," concludes Thallner.

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