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New Plating-Plus: Now ClassOne Plating Tools Do More Than Plate

Kalispell, MT – March 21, 2016 – ClassOne Technology, manufacturer of the cost-efficient Solstice® electroplating systems, has announced their new Plating-Plus™ capability, which allows additional processes to be integrated into a single plating tool. This can optimize utilization of the ≤200mm Solstice plating equipment and give substantial net cost savings as well as process enhancements.

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Top LED Company Selects ClassOne’s Solstice Electroplater

Kalispell, MT – February 8, 2016 – Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology announced the purchase of its Solstice® S8 electroplating system by one of the world’s leading LED (Light Emitting Diode) manufacturers. “The unique flexibility and process control of the Solstice electroplating system were particularly important factors in addressing this customer’s needs

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TRUMPF Photonics Chooses ClassOne’s Solstice S8 Electroplater

Kalispell, MT – November 16, 2015 – Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology ( announced the sale of its Solstice® S8 Plating System to one of the world’s leading semiconductor laser manufacturers, TRUMPF Photonics. The new Solstice S8 will be installed at the TRUMPF facility in Cranbury, NJ, where it will be used for high-precision gold plating and metal lift-off.

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ClassOne Technology Opens New European Office

Kalispell, MT – November 10, 2015 – ClassOne Technology, developer and provider of wet processing equipment, has announced the opening of a new European sales and support office in Ulm, Germany. “We are seeing a significant upsurge in our business in Europe,” said Win Carpenter, ClassOne’s VP of Global Sales.

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ClassOne Technology Names Kevin Witt Chief Technology Officer

Kalispell, MT – September 8, 2015 – Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology ( has today announced the appointment of Kevin Witt to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Part of the company’s initial executive team, Witt has served as ClassOne’s Vice President of Technology since 2013.

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ClassOne Technology’s Solstice Win’s Best of West Award

San Francisco, CA – July 23, 2015 – The ClassOne Technology Solstice S4 Automated Electroplating System won the Best of West award, presented by Solid State Technology and SEMI. The award was presented to Byron Exarcos, president of ClassOne, at the company’s booth at SEMICON West. Solstice S4 is the first automated plating tool that delivers advanced performance on smaller substrates at affordable prices.

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ClassOne Develops New Solstice Solution for ≤200mm TSV Plating

Kalispell, MT – July 15, 2015 – Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology today announced a configuration for optimizing Through Silicon Via (TSV) and Through Wafer Via (TWV) processes on its affordable Solstice® electroplating systems.

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ClassOne Introduces New Mid-Sized Electroplater – Solstice S4

Kalispell, MT – July 6, 2015 – Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology ( has announced a new addition to its popular Solstice® family of ≤200mm wafer electroplaters. The fully-automated, cassette-to-cassette Solstice S4 is available with up to 4 chambers and can deliver up to 75wph throughput. In footprint, capacity and cost, the S4 is positioned between the manual-load, development-oriented Solstice LT, with 1 or 2 chambers, and the fully-automated Solstice S8 electroplater with up to 8 chambers.

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SEMI and Solid State Technology Announce the 2015 “Best of West” Award Finalists

San Jose, CA – June 29, 2015 — Each year at SEMICON West, the largest microelectronics exposition in North America, the “Best of West” awards are presented by Solid State Technology and SEMI. The award was established to recognize new products moving the industry forward with technological developments in the microelectronics supply chain.

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MEMS Foundry X-FAB Selects ClassOne Solstice for Electroplating

Kalispell, MT – June 29, 2015 – Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology announced that X-FAB — recently named “MEMS Foundry of the Year” — has just purchased a new Solstice® S8 Electroplating System. The 8-chamber, fully-automated tool will be installed at the X-FAB facility in Erfurt, Germany.

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