Top LED Company Selects ClassOne’s Solstice Electroplater

ClassOne Technology | February 8, 2016

Kalispell, Montana – 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,” said Kevin Witt, Chief Technology Officer of ClassOne Technology. “The fully-automated 8-chamber Solstice gives users the ability to process multiple wafer sizes at the same time on a single tool. ClassOne’s distinctive design allows the chambers to be changed very quickly and easily. In addition, Solstice can provide a high degree of whole-process control, enabling close monitoring of such parameters as film stress.”

“ClassOne’s level of support for the tool in Europe was another significant factor in making the sale,” said Byron Exarcos, President of ClassOne Technology. “At this installation we will be providing not only product service but also ongoing process development assistance. We’re proud that Solstice was selected to help produce some of the most advanced next-generation LED products on the planet.”

Solstice systems are designed to provide high-performance electroplating on ≤200mm wafers at a very reasonable cost. Because of their superior performance/price ratio — as well as their ability to handle smaller substrates — Solstice plating tools have become very popular in emerging markets such as LED, MEMS, RF, power, and sensors. ClassOne’s electroplaters allow users to deposit a broad range of metals and alloys on both opaque and transparent substrates. The Solstice systems are available in fully-automated, 75-wph, 4- and 8-chamber configurations — as well as a smaller, semi-automated tool for process development.

For additional information about Solstice electroplating products — or ClassOne’s other lines of cost-efficient wet processing equipment — visit


About ClassOne Technology

ClassOne Technology ( develops and delivers advanced and innovative new wet-processing equipment solutions especially for the cost-conscious users of smaller substrates, who traditionally have been underserved by the larger equipment manufacturers. Based in Kalispell, Montana, ClassOne Technology is built upon many decades of experience from industry veterans who continue the ClassOne tradition of delivering first-class quality and performance at an affordable price. ClassOne Technology is a sister company to ClassOne Equipment (, long respected as the industry’s premier provider of refurbished processing tools, with over 2,500 systems installed worldwide.

For more information, contact:

Byron Exarcos
ClassOne Technology
109 Cooperative Way
Kalispell, MT 59901

tel: +1 (406) 407-7814

ClassOne Solstice S8
ClassOne Solstice S8

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