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.
“I’m delighted to announce Kevin’s promotion,” said Byron Exarcos, President of ClassOne Technology. “He has more than 25 years in the industry, and the depth and breadth of his experience have contributed significantly to the rapid success we’ve enjoyed to date. His strengths will be even more important as he spearheads the development of our coming generations of cost-efficient, high-performance systems.”
Prior to joining ClassOne Technology Witt had been Director of Disruptive Technology at Semitool and was on the executive team that sold the company to Applied Materials. Witt has also held global marketing positions at Rodel and Solution Technology as well as engineering positions at AMD and Perkin Elmer. Subsequent to this, he cofounded and served as CTO/COO of Zinc Air, an energy storage company. He holds an MS degree in Materials Science and Engineering and a BS in Physics, both from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Witt has been a key contributor in the development of ClassOne’s popular Solstice family of electroplating systems, which includes models for development and volume production. The Solstice S4 was recently given the BEST OF WEST Award at the SEMICON West 2015 Conference in San Francisco. ClassOne also provides the innovative Trident families of Spin Rinse Dryers (SRDs) and Spray Solvent Tools (SSTs). All are designed to deliver high-performance wet processing at an affordable price, aimed primarily at MEMS, Sensors, LEDs, RF, Interposers and other ≤200mm emerging markets. Described as providing “Advanced Wet Processing for the Rest of Us,” ClassOne systems are generally priced at less than half of what similarly configured tools from the larger manufacturers would cost.