The Largest Compound-Semiconductor Device Maker in China Selects ClassOne Solstice® CopperMax™ Electroplating System

ClassOne Technology | August 22, 2018

Kalispell, MT: ClassOne Technology, the premier supplier of new electroplating and wet process tools to the 200mm and smaller semiconductor manufacturing industry, today announced a multi-tool sale of its flagship Solstice® CopperMax™ electroplating system to China’s premier Compound-Semiconductor manufacturer. As the largest such supplier in China—among the largest Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) fabs in the world—ClassOne’s new client will use CopperMax™ to anchor the production of highly-advanced power chips with breakthrough designs suitable for a variety of leading-edge semiconductor markets.

“ClassOne has emerged as the supplier of choice for the exacting requirements of the Compound Semiconductor industry,” says ClassOne CEO Byron Exarcos. “ClassOne has presence in each of the leading Compound Semiconductor fabs around the world, now including a global leader in the development and manufacture of semiconductors based on GaAs substrates. This sale further confirms ClassOne’s leadership status in electroplating technology worldwide.”

ClassOne expects multiple similar sales in the coming months, as semiconductor manufacturing facilities throughout Asia expand their processing capabilities for advanced applications such as 3D Sensing, Autonomous Vehicles, and 4G/5G Communications—applications that require highly-advanced Compound Semiconductor chip technology.

About ClassOne
ClassOne, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, provides highly affordable new electroplating, wet process, and refurbished major-brand semiconductor processing tools, with thousands of tools installed worldwide at the industry’s leading semiconductor manufacturers.
ClassOne’s Technology division (, headquartered in Kalispell, Montana, develops and provides innovative new wet-chemical equipment solutions, including electroplaters, spin-rinse-dryers, spray solvent tools, and more. These tools are specifically designed for budget-conscious users of ≤200mm substrates, many of whom are in emerging markets underserved by the larger equipment manufacturers. With decades of experience from industry veterans dedicated to the tradition of delivering advanced performance and quality for much less, ClassOne Technology delivers “Advanced Wet Processing for the Rest of Us.”

ClassOne’s Equipment division (, is widely respected as the industry’s premier provider of refurbished major-brand processing tools. ClassOne Equipment supplies turnkey equipment solutions that include state-of-the-art refurbishment, warranty, installation, service, support and spare parts.

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