Inc., a leading supplier of refurbished equipment for the semiconductor
and nanotechnology markets, has recently purchased all of the equipment assets
of Colibrys' MEMS facility in Stafford, Texas, outside of Houston. The all cash
transaction was finalized on November 18.
ClassOne Equipment purchased the entire fab equipment inventory, including
late vintage MEMS tools such as EVG mask aligners, EVG bonders, STS ICP Deep
Silicon Etchers and other standard wafer fabrication and metrology equipment.
Colibrys, a supplier of MEMS-based sensors and actuators, has consolidated all
of its production in their Neuchâtel, Switzerland facility. ClassOne is
seeking a buyer for the fully functional, up-to-date MEMS process line or buyers
for individual equipment.
"We have purchased full and complete fabs in the past," commented
David Pawlak, vice-president of purchasing at ClassOne Equipment. "And
we are actively looking for future purchases like this. It's definitely a strategy
that works well for us. It's one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways
we can offer our growing customer base the most up-to-date equipment, complete
process lines and intact fabrication facilities they come to expect from us."
ClassOne will immediately place the fab equipment into their inventory and
begin the process of offering it for resale, preferably to a single buyer who
is interested in setting up a MEMS line. The equipment can be sold in its current
condition or refurbished. The refurbishment process at ClassOne Equipment is
thorough and complete, including factory-approved parts and testing to original
specifications. All refurbished equipment is brought to manufacturer's specifications
and carries a warranty.
Interested buyers may contact Byron Exarcos, president of ClassOne, or David
Pawlak via email at [email protected]