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Posted: Sep 06, 2012

ClassOne Equipment Donation Supports the Nanotechnology Mission at Georgia Tech

(Nanowerk News) The applications of nanotechnology are vast and have potential to revolutionize medicine, environmental protection methods, and lead to the development of new and innovative systems and devices based on nano materials and processes.
On April 24th, 2009, the Georgia Institute of Technology dedicated the new Marcus Nanotechnology Building; named after its prime sponsor, Mr. Bernie Marcus of the Marcus Foundation. The building is dedicated to exploring new fields of science, technology, and engineering for the benefit of humankind. It is also the headquarters for the Georgia Tech Institute of Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN).
This signature facility embodies Georgia Tech's dedication to improving the human condition through advanced science and engineering.
In support of this mission, ClassOne Equipment, a leading supplier of high quality refurbished equipment to the semiconductor, MEMS, LED, wireless, and emerging technology markets, has made a significant contribution of key process equipment.
"We appreciate this significant contribution of equipment that is now contained within the Marcus Organic and Inorganic Cleanroom Laboratories," said Mark Allen, executive director of the IEN.
ClassOne has core expertise in Suss Microtec, EVG, SPTS, Oxford, Plasmatherm, Semitool, and KLA-Tencor™ equipment. They can provide a turn-key solution which includes full refurbishment to original specifications, 6-month warranty, and full installation and training by experienced factory trained technicians. ClassOne currently has 40 full-time employees. ClassOne engineers and technicians have worked in technical positions at Suss Microtec, EVG, Semitool, STS, and KLA-Tencor. Since its founding in 2002, ClassOne has refurbished and sold over 2,000 pieces of equipment to more than 500 satisfied customers around the world, including some of the best-known institutes and semiconductor industry labs. In addition to its headquarters in Atlanta, GA, ClassOne has offices in California, Germany, UK, and China.
The IEN is a Georgia Tech interdisciplinary research center designed to enhance support for rapidly growing research programs spanning biomedicine, materials, electronics and nanotechnology.
The IEN is comprised of multiple Electronics and Nanotechnology research units, each offering a unique intellectual focus ranging from basic discovery and innovation to systems realization for academic, industry and government sponsors. Faculty leadership within the IEN centers includes global experts, several of whom are Eminent Scholars and National Academy of Engineering members. IEN faculty and researchers are capable of providing a broad spectrum of research and development activities ranging from basic discovery to systems prototypes.
These research programs are enabled by the IEN Nano, Micro, and Bio Cleanroom Laboratories valued in excess of $400M. These open-user, fee based laboratories are available to global academic, industry, and government clientele, offering a unique and comprehensive laboratory and teaming environment.
Source: ClassOne (press release)

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