Thursday, July 13, 2023

ClassOne Technology Secures Order from Menlo Microsystems

 KALISPELL, Montana, July 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ClassOne Technology, a leading global supplier of advanced plating and wet processing tools for microelectronics manufacturing, announced today that it has secured an order from Solstice® S8 Single Wafer Handling System from award-winning Menlo Microsystems (Irvine, CA). The ClassOne system will be shipped in mid-winter to Menlo Microsystems’ new facility in Lansing Village, New York, where it will be used in high-volume production of the company’s Ideal Switch®.

Ideal Switches from Menlo Microsystems® The technology combines the advantages of electromechanical and solid-state switches to create the best of both worlds, reducing switch size, weight, power consumption and cost by 99%. Industries that benefit from Menlo Microsystems Ideal Switches include aerospace and defense, telecommunications, medical, industrial IoT, and test and measurement.

“With the launch of our new Ideal Fab™, we are ready to move our technology to land and transfer our Ideal Switch production® Russ Garcia, CEO of Menlo Microsystems, said: “Solstice S8 will help us achieve our manufacturing goals. We are very grateful to the ClassOne team for their expertise and collaboration in process and tool configuration to help meet our stringent manufacturing requirements.”

Built on ClassOne’s state-of-the-art high-throughput Solstice platform, the versatile Solstice S8 can perform a range of plating and surface treatment processes on a single system. Suitable for R&D and high-volume manufacturing, Solstice’s flexible design allows users to create custom turnkey solutions by mixing and matching the processes required for Menlo Microsystems’ patented Ideal Switch manufacturing process.

Byron Exarcos, CEO of ClassOne Technology, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with a true innovator like Menlo Microsystems, who have completely reimagined switching technology. Partnering with this exciting technology company expands our diverse customer base Group, while further validating our industry leadership in 5G and IoT technologies such as RF, semiconductors and compound semiconductors.”

Click here to learn more about ClassOne’s complete Solstice single-wafer platform offering, or click here to request a demo.

About ClassOne Technology
ClassOne Technology is a leading supplier of advanced plating and wet processing systems for the global semiconductor and microelectronic device manufacturing. Its advanced IP portfolio includes highly customized, cost-effective processing solutions for critical wafer processes for the fabrication of compound semiconductor devices for the photonics, power, 5G, microLED, MEMS and sensor markets. ClassOne’s flagship product, Solstice, is equipped with tools installed in the world’s leading fabs and research institutions® The platform is highly configurable to include fully automated and semi-automated plating and wet processing applications with the industry’s most competitive ROI. For more information, visit

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About Menlo Microsystems, Inc.
Menlo Micro’s mission is to create a more energy efficient and sustainable world through a whole new class of electronic switches.ideal switch® Eliminate compromises and trade-offs by combining the advantages of electromechanical and solid-state switches. Menlo brings over 99% reduction in size, weight, power consumption and cost to dozens of industries including medical, aerospace and defense, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial IoT and test and measurement. For more information, visit or follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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