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December 14, 2010 16:05 ET

Verigy Receives Back-to-Back Five Star Awards in VLSIresearch's Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey

Verigy Remains Only Semiconductor Test Company Among 2010 Award Winners

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - December 14, 2010) - Verigy (NASDAQ: VRGY), a premier semiconductor test company, has earned a Five Star Award for the second consecutive year in VLSIresearch's annual Customer Satisfaction Survey on Chip-Making Equipment. Verigy is also the only test equipment provider among the 11 semiconductor equipment companies to win a Five Star Award this year.

Presented annually, VLSIresearch's Five Star Award is based on an equipment supplier's customer satisfaction rankings in six categories: cost of ownership, quality of results, product performance, customer service, technical leadership, and commitment. In five of these six categories, Verigy received a top rating of five stars. The 2010 awards are based on the results of surveys sent to more than 34,000 decision makers at chip-making companies, accounting for 95 percent of the worldwide semiconductor market.

"As rated by the market, Verigy is the top performer among semiconductor test equipment companies," said G. Dan Hutcheson, CEO of VLSIresearch. "Verigy's exemplary performance is highly valued by their customers, who have again ranked them the very best in test."

"We are honored and proud to be the only test equipment manufacturer to win Five Star Awards in each of the last two years," said Keith Barnes, chairman and CEO of Verigy. "As we work toward extending our winning streak even further in 2011, we pledge to continue to deliver the industry's most innovative test solutions backed by superior customer service from everyone within our company."

About VLSIresearch
VLSIresearch is the leading provider of market research and economic analysis on the technical, business, and economic aspects within nanotechnology and related industries. The company is known for its unparalleled accuracy, innovation in market research, and its sharply focused insight into the rapidly changing landscape of the industries covered. Its databases on manufacturing are used throughout the industry, and by government. VLSIresearch's primary databases and reports cover the semiconductor, flat panel display, PV cell and module manufacturing industries, and the market for critical subsystems and components within these and associated high-technology industries. VLSIresearch was founded in 1976.

About the Survey
The VLSIresearch annual Customer Satisfaction Survey on Chip Making Equipment is the only publicly available opportunity for chip manufacturers to provide feedback on their suppliers since 1988. Equipment manufacturers need an accurate baseline of their performance. The factors determining which equipment manufacturers will be successful are no longer determined solely by technical prowess and market timing. Nor are companies measured solely by their market share position. Customer satisfaction has become a critical measure of a company's success. Companies need to know how they are perceived by the customer, so that they can consistently improve their market position. The 10 BEST and THE BEST by Market Segment rankings award special recognition to the suppliers that are rated highest by their customers. For more details on the survey, click here.

About Verigy
Verigy provides advanced semiconductor test systems and solutions used by leading companies worldwide in design validation, characterization, and high-volume manufacturing test. Verigy offers scalable platforms for a wide range of system-on-chip (SOC) test solutions, and memory test solutions for Flash, DRAM including high-speed memories, as well as multi-chip packages (MCP). Verigy also provides advanced analysis tools that accelerate design debug and yield ramp processes. Additional information about Verigy can be found at

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