Global Fab Surplus Semiconductor Equipment (GFab) LLC and Ascent’tec expand business partnership into Europe

Global Fab Surplus Semiconductor Equipment (GFab) LLC and Ascent’tec join expertise, assets and resources for supporting European customer base.

March 15, 2007 — /PRWeb/ — Colorado Springs, CO — Global Fab Surplus Semiconductor Equipment (GFAB) LLC, a leading provider of used semiconductor equipment, complete wafer fabs, subsystems, spares and service, are pleased to announce their business partnership with ascent’tec Europe B.V., a premier source of Chemical Mechanical Planarization equipment, spares and service in Europe.

Ascent’tec will market and support GFAB’s extensive inventory of used semiconductor equipment, complete facilities, subsystems and spares in Europe.

GFAB and ascent’tec had been working together on an informal basis since last year, but decided to formalize the relationship when the advantages of the complimentary expertise, resources and assets became apparent.

“We are very excited by this latest development and opportunity for growth in both companies. We share a strong commitment to providing the best service, support and maintaining long term relations with our European based customers,” commented Thierry Brugere, GFab European Sales Director, on the partnership. Jan-Dirk “JD” van der Steen, President of Ascent’tec, added, “The synergy between our companies is clear and provides a perfect business fit. We believe the unique combination of our proven technology, highly skilled labor force and service, and GFab’s impressive ability to provide top quality used semiconductor equipment provides the perfect platform for market penetration and growth for both organizations.”

About Global Fab Surplus Semiconductor Equipment (GFAB) LLC
Established in 2003, Global Fab Surplus Semiconductor Equipment LLC is a leading provider of used semiconductor equipment in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The company’s products include front end, back end, complete wafer fabs, subsystems, spares and service and allow semiconductor manufacturing organizations to boost capacity and increase technology at greatly reduced costs compared to sourcing from the OEMs and OPMs.

GFAB’s used semiconductor equipment solutions are used by IDMs, wafer foundries, universities, R&D facilities and government organizations across the world, including all of the major players in the industry.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, GFAB currently has offices and warehouses in France, The Netherlands, California, Idaho and Oregon. For more information on GFAB, please visit .

Contact: David Lee, +1-719-229-6066

About ascent’tec Europe B.V.
About ascent’tec Europe B.V. is a leading provider of vendor independent services and after sales service support to Legacy equipment in the Semiconductor Industry. It is situated in the center of The Netherlands near Gorinchem. Offering both technical and logistical expertise, ascent’tec Europe B.V. is able to offer clientele a global solution to one-stop-shop service.

As a vendor independent refurbishment and service organization, ascent’tec Europe B.V. is specialized in CMP Tools, Post CMP Cleaners, Diffusion Ovens, Dry Etch Tools and Coater Developer and Cleaning Track systems. ascent’tec Europe B.V. also delivers new systems through partners who are specialists in their designated fields. For more information about ascent’tec Europe B.V., please visit .

Contact: Jan-Dirk “JD” van der Steen, +31-41 65 64 924


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