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13 December 2018

FBH orders three additional ClassOne wet processing tools

ClassOne Technology of Kalispell, MT, USA (which manufactures electroplating and wet-chemical process systems for ≤200mm wafers) has sold three more tools to the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH) in Berlin, Germany (which produces III-V compound semiconductors, including prototyping microwave and optoelectronic devices for communications, energy, health, mobility etc).

In October, FBH ordered ClassOne's 8-chamber Solstice S8 electroplating system. Now FBH is ordering three additional wet processing tools, including a refurbished Semitool Spray Solvent Tool (SST), a Semitool Spray Acid Tool (SAT) and a Trident Spin Rinse Dryer (SRD).

“We’ve put our trust in ClassOne for our entire wet processing line,” states Olaf Krüger, head of FBH’s Process Technology Department. “ClassOne provides state-of-the-art automated processing tools for 100mm and smaller wafers that allow for high process reproducibility during R&D of novel compound semiconductor devices and ensure compatibility to industrial standards. Plus, they’ve put together a support operation right here in Europe to provide us with everything we need,” he comments.

“We see these follow-on orders from FBH as a real vote of confidence,” says ClassOne’s CEO Byron Exarcos. “Europe is an important market for us. Which is why we’ve invested heavily to build a world-class customer support structure here, including a strong, experienced process engineering team and a seasoned field service and support group that’s able to cover everything our customers might need, up to and including an extensive inventory of spare parts. So, it's extremely gratifying to see our European customers really recognizing and making use of our local capabilities,” he adds.

“The investment is also paying off in terms of the market share gains we’re seeing,” says Roland Seitz, director of ClassOne’s European Operations. “European customers continue to tell me ClassOne has moved into leading-supplier position for plating and wet processing equipment for 200mm wafers and below. It’s been the result of high-performance equipment combined with strong customer support and affordable price,” he addss.” Going forward, the European sales of Solstice plating systems and associated tools are growing at a very rapid pace.”

See related items:

FBH orders ClassOne’s Solstice S8 system for automated plating and solvent processes

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