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Posted: November 20, 2009

ClassOne Equipment Purchases Assets of Colibrys MEMS Facility

(Nanowerk News) ClassOne Equipment, Inc., a leading supplier of refurbished equipment for the semiconductor and nanotechnology markets, has recently purchased all of the equipment assets of Colibrys’ MEMS facility in Stafford, Texas, outside of Houston. The all cash transaction was finalized on November 18.
ClassOne Equipment purchased the entire fab equipment inventory, including late vintage MEMS tools such as EVG mask aligners, EVG bonders, STS ICP Deep Silicon Etchers and other standard wafer fabrication and metrology equipment. Colibrys, a supplier of MEMS-based sensors and actuators, has consolidated all of its production in their Neuchâtel, Switzerland facility. ClassOne is seeking a buyer for the fully functional, up-to-date MEMS process line or buyers for individual equipment.
“We have purchased full and complete fabs in the past,” commented David Pawlak, vice-president of purchasing at ClassOne Equipment. “And we are actively looking for future purchases like this. It’s definitely a strategy that works well for us. It’s one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways we can offer our growing customer base the most up-to-date equipment, complete process lines and intact fabrication facilities they come to expect from us.”
ClassOne will immediately place the fab equipment into their inventory and begin the process of offering it for resale, preferably to a single buyer who is interested in setting up a MEMS line. The equipment can be sold in its current condition or refurbished. The refurbishment process at ClassOne Equipment is thorough and complete, including factory-approved parts and testing to original specifications. All refurbished equipment is brought to manufacturer’s specifications and carries a warranty.
Interested buyers may contact Byron Exarcos, president of ClassOne, or David Pawlak via email at sales@ClassOneEquipment.com.
About ClassOne Equipment
ClassOne Equipment specializes in buying and selling high quality refurbished equipment to the semiconductor and nanotechnology industries. The company, which has recently quadrupled its facilities to accommodate its rapid growth, focuses on wafer fabrication and metrology equipment. ClassOne also purchases surplus equipment and offers installation and training for all equipment.
About Colibrys
Colibrys is a world-leading supplier of standard and semi-custom MEMS-based sensors and actuators for harsh-environment (energy, military and aerospace) and safety critical (industrial and instrumentation) applications. The Colibrys family of motion sensors includes extremely low noise, shock resistant seismic sensors; high stability, high shock inertial accelerometers; and DC coupled capacitive vibration sensors.
Source: ClassOne (press release)

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