ClassOne Technology & Equipment

5302 Snapfinger Woods Drive
Atlanta,  GA  30035

United States
http://www.ClassOne.com
  • Booth: 1228


Welcome to ClassOne Technology and ClassOne Equipment!

ClassOne Technology provides innovative and affordable wet-chemical equipment solutions for users of 200mm and smaller substrates, who traditionally have been underserved by the larger equipment manufacturers. ClassOne’s products include electroplating for development and high-rate production as well as spin rinse drying, spray solvent tools and more. Based in Kalispell, Montana, ClassOne Technology is built upon decades of experience from industry veterans who continue the ClassOne tradition of delivering advanced performance tools at lower cost.

ClassOne Equipment is a leading supplier of high quality refurbished equipment to the semiconductor, MEMS, LED, wireless, and emerging technology markets. Our core product lines include Semitool™, SUSS Microtec™, EVG™, SPTS™, Oxford™, Plasmatherm™, and KLA-Tencor™ equipment. We provide a turn-key solution which includes refurbishment, 6 or 12 month warranty, installation by factory trained technicians, and full support including spare parts and field service.  


 Press Releases

  • Top VCSEL Makers Choose ClassOne Plating Systems

    Solstice emerges as the ideal choice for the compound semiconductor manufacturing market.

    Kalispell, MT:  Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology has announced the sale of its Solstice® Electroplating Systems to the industry’s leading providers of VCSEL (Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser) devices in recent months. The announcement was made by ClassOne Group CEO, Byron Exarcos.

    “This is an important trend. We’re observing unprecedented demand for VCSEL manufacturing capacity to support 3D sensing, fiber-optic communications, and laser-based materials processing,” said Exarcos. "At the same time, we see that compound semiconductor manufacturers are migrating production from wet-benches to automated single-wafer plating. The strong upturn in our Solstice sales reflects this. Our Solstice platform provides state-of-the-art automation and control, with industry-leading uniformity and throughput. At half the cost of competitive products, Solstice has become the platform of choice for manufacturers who use smaller substrates.”

    ClassOne has developed several proprietary high-performance Solstice processing chambers that are of particular interest to VCSEL manufacturers who require high-speed, high-quality cost-cutting plating using materials such as Gold, Nickel or Copper.

    "Compound semiconductor makers are looking for maximum flexibility," explained Exarcos. "They like the fact that Solstice can run multiple wafer sizes simultaneously, and that the platform can be configured for a wide variety of wet processes beyond electroplating. These include Metal Lift Off, Resist Strip, Gold Deplate, UBM Etch, KOH Etch, Anodizing, and more—all from a single automated platform. We call this Plating-Plus™, and it can eliminate the need to purchase additional downstream tools."

    Exarcos emphasized that in addition to system performance, VCSEL manufacturers are attracted to Solstice's exceptional affordability. The ≤200mm Solstice systems are priced at roughly half the cost of comparable 300mm systems from the large equipment manufacturers.

    Solstice is a family of electroplating tools that includes Solstice S8 and S4, which are 8- and 4-chamber systems that can deliver throughputs of up to 75 wph. Multiple wet-process chambers enable the tools to perform multiple processes in-line simultaneously. ClassOne also offers the semi-automated Solstice LT specifically for process development and low-volume applications.

    All Solstice customers enjoy access to the services of ClassOne’s world-class applications lab, which offers advanced equipment and expert technical support in developing and optimizing customized wet-process applications.

    About ClassOne Technology

    ClassOne Technology (www.classone.com), headquartered in Kalispell, Montana, develops and provides innovative new wet-chemical equipment solutions, including electroplaters, spin-rinse-dryers, spray solvent tools, and more. The company’s tools are specifically designed for budget-conscious users of ≤200mm substrates, many of whom are in emerging markets underserved by the larger equipment manufacturers. Based in Kalispell, Montana, ClassOne Technology offers decades of experience from industry veterans dedicated to the tradition of delivering advanced performance and quality for much less. Because of their unique affordability, the company's tools have been described as delivering “Advanced Wet Processing for the Rest of Us.”

    About ClassOne Equipment

    Sister company ClassOne Equipment (www.classoneequipment.com), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is long respected as the industry’s premier provider of refurbished major-brand processing tools, with over 2,500 systems installed worldwide. The company supplies turnkey equipment solutions that include state-of-the-art refurbishment, warranty, installation, service, support and spare parts.

    Link to Press Release: https://classone.com/news/top-vcsel-makers-choose-classone-plating-systems/ .  

    Byron Exarcos
    CEO
     

    ClassOne Group

    5302 Snapfinger Woods Dr.
    Atlanta, GA 30035
    United States
    T: +1 (770) 808-8708
    M: +1 (678) 772-9086

  • ClassOne Selected to Upgrade Major UK Fab

    ClassOne Technology | February 26, 2018

    Atlanta, GA – ClassOne Equipment, Atlanta-based provider of refurbished name-brand semiconductor processing equipment, has announced the sale of multiple systems to a major global components manufacturer as part of a significant upgrade to their UK fab. Semitool Batch Spray Solvent Tools and Tepla barrel etch processing equipment – all refurbished by ClassOne – will be installed at the customer facility in England.

    “They selected ClassOne for two important reasons,” said ClassOne CEO, Byron Exarcos. “First, our refurbished tools are providing “better-than-new” performance because the equipment is completely refurbished from the frame up, replacing all older-technology elements with current state-of-the-art parts – such as the advanced Windows 7 control systems. And secondly, ClassOne is able to provide this customer with a very strong local service and support infrastructure in the UK, which is essential to their operation.”

    "This is a milestone fab upgrade, and we’re proud to be playing an important role in it," said Exarcos. "Because we’ve built a strong relationship with this particular customer for nearly a decade. Now we're able to support their UK facility with a local team of senior product, process and field service engineers – and with the fast response times they're looking for.”

    Exarcos noted that ClassOne's UK support group has over 100 years of combined experience specifically on Semitool equipment and single-wafer systems. He cited this as an example of ClassOne’s ongoing initiative to provide “an unbeatable level of quality products and support” across Europe for single-wafer electroplating, batch spray tools, and other process equipment.

    In addition to the refurbished systems sold by ClassOne Equipment, ClassOne also sells its own brand of new processing systems through a sister company, ClassOne Technology. These include new Solstice electrochemical plating systems and Trident spray solvent tools (SSTs) as well as new spin rinse dryers (SRDs). The stated goal of both ClassOne companies is to provide advanced processing solutions for a broad range of budget-conscious users, many of whom are in emerging technologies.

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    About ClassOne Equipment
    ClassOne Equipment (classoneequipment.com), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is long respected as the industry’s premier provider of refurbished major-brand processing tools, with over 2,500 systems installed worldwide. The company supplies turnkey equipment solutions that include state-of-the-art refurbishment, warranty, installation, service, support and spare parts. Its sister company ClassOne Technology (classone.com) develops and provides new advanced wet-chemical equipment solutions, including electroplaters, spin-rinse-dryers, spray solvent tools and more. Based in Kalispell, Montana, this company’s tools are specifically designed for budget-conscious users of ≤200mm substrates, many of whom are in emerging markets underserved by the larger equipment manufacturers.


 Products

  • Solstice™ Electroplating Tools
    Solstice™ S8 and LT Electroplating Tools Electroplating Systems for 75-200mm Substrates The cost-effective route to volume production for smaller-substrate applications... ...

  • Solstice™ S8 and LT Electroplating Tools

    Electroplating Systems for 75-200mm Substrates

    The cost-effective route to volume production for smaller-substrate applications...

    If you work on 200mm or smaller substrates you don’t need to buy a big, expensive 300mm plating tool from the Big Guys. Solstice® is a smarter and much more affordable solution.

    Specifically designed for the world of smaller substrates, Solstice systems are priced at less than half of what similarly configured plating systems from the larger manufacturers would cost. Solstice provides a new cost-effective way to replace wet benches or older plating systems — to gain significant improvements in uniformity, consistency, productivity and ROI! Solstice electroplating systems allow you to do more and do it better.

    Three models: from development to volume production

    For process development you may choose the manual-load Solstice LT with one or two chambers. For mid-level production, the Solstice S4 provides up to four chambers and full cassette-to-cassette automation. For higher-volume production and greater flexibility, the fully automated Solstice S8 offers up to eight chambers and up to 75wph throughput.

    All Solstice models share the same advanced-performance chambers, software controls, electronics and superior processing results. Each tool provides the same touch-screen control, GEM/SECSII interface, full reporting and a great deal more. As a result, you have a natural and easy upgrade path from development to full production.

    Solstice with Plating-Plus adds multiprocessing capability
    Because of its unique multi-chamber design, Solstice can allow additional processes — such as Metal Lift Off, Resist Strip and UBM Etch — to be integrated into a single tool. This ClassOne-proprietary capability is known as Plating-Plus™, and it can optimize Solstice utilization and give substantial net cost savings as well as significant process enhancements.


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