BEVERLY, Mass., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLS), a leading supplier of enabling ion implantation solutions for the semiconductor industry, is proud to announce its first place ranking across multiple categories in the 2014 VLSIresearch Customer Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which is based on actual feedback from leading IC manufacturers worldwide, ranked Axcelis #1 in THE BEST Suppliers of Fab Equipment, #1 in Implant Equipment and #1 in the 10 BEST Focused Suppliers of Chip Making Equipment. Axcelis ranked highest in eleven of fifteen categories among all 10 BEST Focused Suppliers of Chip Making Equipment, with its highest ratings in field engineering support, recommend supplier, and support after sales.
Chairman and CEO Mary Puma commented, "Axcelis is honored to be voted number one by our customers across so many categories. These awards are a testament to our ongoing commitment to provide outstanding customer support across the organization, while delivering innovative and enabling ion implant technology. Our customers know they can count on Axcelis for the very best products, service and support." Puma continued, "I want to thank all of our employees for their contributions towards winning this award. I know they will continue to lead us to even higher levels of excellence in the future." Dan Hutcheson, CEO and Chairman of VLSI Research Inc., noted, "Axcelis' high ratings across the categories demonstrate outstanding dedication to their customers' success by delivering innovative technology. These characteristics were endorsed across the board as Axcelis ranked highest in eleven of fifteen categories." About the 2014 VLSI Customer Satisfaction Survey:VLSIresearch surveys equipment users to determine how they value their equipment and their relationships with suppliers. VLSIresearch received feedback from more than 95% of the chip market, 83% of the subsystems market, 62% of the display market, and 26% of the solar market for this year's survey. The survey spans two and half 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. 3,516 surveys were returned, resulting in 55,918 total responses. The 10 BEST, THE BEST, and RANKED 1st awards provide special recognition to suppliers that are rated highest by their customers. For more details, visit: www.vlsiresearch.comAbout Axcelis:Axcelis (Nasdaq: ACLS), headquartered in Beverly, Mass., has been providing innovative, high-productivity solutions for the semiconductor industry for over 35 years. Axcelis is dedicated to developing enabling process applications through the design, manufacture and complete life cycle support of ion implantation systems, one of the most critical and enabling steps in the IC manufacturing process. Learn more about Axcelis at www.axcelis.com. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130905/NE75070LOGOCONTACTS:Maureen Hart (editorial/media) 978.787.4266 Doug Lawson (investor relations) 978.787.9552 SOURCE Axcelis Technologies, Inc.