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Semiconductor Refurbished Equipment Company ClassOne Equipment Expands KLA-Tencor Business

Atlanta, Georgia, November 10, 2009 - ClassOne Equipment, Inc., a leading supplier of refurbished equipment for the semiconductor and nanotechnology markets, is making an aggressive push into the KLA-Tencor marketplace. They have opened a Silicon Valley office and hired former KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ: KLAC) executive Fred Kelley to direct the business push.

Recently, Dean Freeman of technology market research firm Gartner Dataquest predicted that the refurbished semiconductor equipment market will spike dramatically in 2010, rising 33% over 2009 figures.

“The time is right to aggressively expand our KLA-Tencor business,” commented Byron Exarcos, president of ClassOne Equipment. “Having spent his entire 28-year career at KLA-Tencor, including several years as business development manager of K-T Certified, Fred has an intimate knowledge of not only the equipment, but also the market, the customers and the sales cycles. Who better in the world is there to lead this effort for us?”

“Joining ClassOne Equipment is very exciting for me,” said Kelley. “They have a tremendous industry reputation and the market is asking for a quality oriented supplier that can deliver fully refurbished systems with attractive pricing. While at K-T Certified, we offered a quality product but the customer always gasped at the price. Now I am in a position where I can easily and comfortably challenge a customer to find a similarly refurbished system at a lower price and help them with low cost service.”

Kelley will head US and Asia sales for ClassOne Equipment from the company’s new Silicon Valley office. K-T Certified is KLA-Tencor’s business division for purchasing, refurbishing and selling used semiconductor inspection equipment.

About ClassOne Equipment

ClassOne Equipment specializes in buying and selling high quality refurbished equipment to the semiconductor and nanotechnology industries. The company, which has recently quadrupled its facilities to accommodate its rapid growth, focuses on wafer fabrication and metrology equipment. ClassOne also purchases surplus equipment and offers installation and training for all equipment. For more information, please visit