ClassOne Equipment announced today that it has recently sold, installed, and released into production a fully refurbished SEMITOOL Spray Solvent Tool (SST) at a top tier, US based MEMs Fab for its resist strip process.
The senior engineer responsible for selecting the system said the decision process was rigorous and based on many factors including: process performance, tool reliability, long-term support and price. He mentioned that the value proposition was compelling. They saw a clear benefit in buying a remanufactured SST from ClassOne over a new tool or a used tool from another supplier.
Win Carpenter, Vice President of ClassOne’s Wet Process Division stated, “For over a decade, the SEMITOOL SST has been the tool of choice for solvent processing in semiconductor fabrication applications ranging from resist strip to metal lift-off. Given the appropriate level of refurbishment, these tools are still relevant today, especially in emerging technology sectors like MEMs, LED, Power and RF Devices. “ Carpenter further added, “ClassOne Equipment has established a leadership position in the refurbishment, service, and support of SEMITOOL systems through its recent expansion of factory-trained personnel, system and sub-system refurbishment capabilities, as well as service and parts offerings.”
Byron Exarcos, President of ClassOne Equipment, added, “This is a great example of ClassOne Equipment establishing a footprint in yet another top tier MEMs fab. We are confident that our continued focus on our Wet Process Division will provide ever-increasing value to our customers worldwide."