FormFactor Earns Top VLSIresearch Honors
August 24, 2017
VLSIresearch, an award-winning provider of market research and economic analysis on the technical, business, and economic aspects within semiconductor, nanotechnology, and related industries, recently bestowed a triple crown of awards on FormFactor for delivering customer satisfaction.
VLSIresearch, an award-winning provider of market research and economic analysis on the technical, business, and economic aspects within semiconductor, nanotechnology, and related industries, recently bestowed a triple crown of awards on FormFactor for delivering customer satisfaction. We achieved our first 10 BEST Suppliers of Chip Making Equipment award with four VLSIresearch stars. Customers also named FormFactor #1 as a Supplier of Test Connectivity Systems, a category that is specific to probe cards, test sockets, and device interface boards. FormFactor achieved its highest ratings in the categories of “Partnering” and “Technical Leadership” and was also recognized as 2016 Top Supplier of Semiconductor Probe Cards Worldwide in a report released by VLSIresearch in April of this year.
VLSIresearch forecasts the advanced probe card market will grow at 6.7% CAGR to reach $1.5 billion by 2021. According to their survey, the fastest growing sub-segment in this sector is MEMS fabricated probe cards growing at 8.9% CAGR, where FormFactor achieved a commanding market share of 40%. VLSIresearch described this upward trend as driven by migration to higher parallelism testing to reduce test cost, and the need for finer pitches, to enable advanced packaging technologies such as copper pillar bumping and 2.5D/3D integrated circuit package test.
We credit a great deal of our success to the focus on customer satisfaction and our approach to delivering it.
- Customer partnering and collaboration – We partner with our customers through the design process with time-to-market focus and with aggressive research and development investments in wafer test technology.
- Excellent products and service – We deliver worldwide operations and support with innovative leadership in wafer test and a strong engineering capability.
- Technical leadership – Our teams bring advanced wafer test technology focused on the highest quality to address our customers’ time-to-market, technical, and cost challenges.
This approach helped us earn high marks with our customers. In fact, our Subsystems group increased customer ratings in 9 of 13 categories and our Test Equipment group earned scores of 8.3 or higher in 14 rating categories. For more details, view the presentation here.
Thank you to all the hard-working employees at FormFactor for delivering the customer attention that helped bestow these honors. And of course, thank you to all our wonderful partners and customers who made it possible.