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0131 BIZ newsmakers

| January 31, 2021 12:00 AM

• AUSTIN PAULY has joined Robert Peccia and Associates’ Kalispell office as an engineering designer/ construction technician.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from North Dakota State University. Following graduation, Pauly was hired as a construction inspector and manager for the McKenzie County Road and Bridge Department in North Dakota.

At Peccia and Associates, he will use his prior experience and education to complete urban street design, utility design, project base map data collection and construction management. He is currently assisting with the Edgewood Place and Texas Avenue Reconstruction Project in Whitefish and the Rose Crossing Safety Improvements Project for Flathead County.

• CLASSONE TECHNOLOGY, a global supplier of high-performance semiconductor electroplating and surface preparation systems based in Kalispell, announced the sale of its Solstice S8 system to South Korean chip manufacturer Point Engineering Co. The eight-chambered Solstice plating tool will be installed at Point Engineering’s manufacturing facility in Asan City, South Korea.

"Our products call for unique manufacturing approaches,” Point Engineering CEO Bum-Mo Ahn said. “In addition to copper, we require plating of palladium cobalt alloy into highly variant features; and this plating is done on a proprietary substrate. We needed a volume-manufacturing platform that has the necessary flexibility without sacrificing reliability. The Solstice S8 covers these needs very well, and it also has a compact footprint to conserve fab space."

Solstice S8 is an eight-chambered system designed and built by ClassOne for high-performance, fully-automated electroplating and surface preparation, specifically for ≤200mm semiconductor wafer processing.

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