HILLSBORO, Ore., June 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FEI Company (Nasdaq:
FEIC) has been rated by semiconductor companies around the world as one of
the ten best providers of process diagnostics equipment, for the second
consecutive year. Among companies engaged in providing high-resolution
scanning and transmission electron microscopy systems (SEMs/TEMs), FEI
ranked #1 in 2006, according to the annual customer satisfaction survey by
the industry research firm VLSI Research Inc.
VLSI Research's 2006 survey was distributed to 44,130 individuals world
wide and received responses from customers representing 95 percent of the
total semiconductor market.
FEI is a global leader in providing ultra-high resolution scanning and
transmission electron microscopes, focused ion beam (FIB) and DualBeam(TM)
(FIB/SEM) systems for both semiconductor lab and fab environments. The
company's systems are also utilized by leading data storage device and
micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) companies. The systems are used to
image, analyze, and manipulate minute structures, which speed the
correction of defects so customers can accelerate their time to market and
high-profit volume production.
"It's clear that FEI 's equipment is delivering excellent performance
for process diagnostics," commented G. Dan Hutcheson of VLSI Research.
"Respondents ranked FEI highly in the areas of quality of results, field
engineering support, product performance, process support, and build
"It is an honor to once again be named as a 10 BEST Supplier for the
semiconductor manufacturing industry," said Paul O'Mara, FEI's senior vice
president of worldwide service. "With a strong focus on the needs of our
semiconductor customers and tools that deliver ultra-high resolution and
fast time to data, we believe that we will continue to deliver solutions
that enable their progress through very challenging technology roadmaps."
FEI's Tools for Nanotech(TM), featuring focused ion- and electron-beam
technologies, deliver 3D characterization, analysis and modification
capabilities with resolution down to the sub-Angstrom level and provide
innovative solutions for customers working in NanoBiology, NanoResearch and
NanoElectronics. With R&D centers in North America and Europe, and sales
and service operations in more than 50 countries around the world, FEI is
bringing the nanoscale within the grasp of leading researchers and
manufacturers and helping to turn some of the biggest ideas of this century
into reality. More information can be found on the FEI website at:
SOURCE FEI Company