Used Semiconductor Fab, Assembly, Test , Solar and SMT equipment for sale December 2018

Dear Customers and Friends,

Established in 1998, is one of the most popular websites for buying and selling used Semiconductor, Test, Assembly, SMT and NowSolar Cell and Module Assembly Equipment.

We have sales agents and offices across EuropeAmerica and Asia.

We are currently getting about 3,000 visits a day to our web market place.

Please find below the List of Equipment we have for sale this month of December 2018 available to download in Excel (.xls) format.

If you would like to buy any of these items, please send me a mail and let me know the SDI ID number, manufacturer and model of the item of interest.

You can also find all of these items on our website at ,along with photos , a technical description, and pricing in many cases.

I am looking forward to receiving your mails soon.

We are also keen in getting your lists of any surplus equipment and major subsystems which you may have for sale, surplus to requirements.

Turn your unused capital inventory into cash , save money and help save the planet at the same time.

Thanks a lot, and best wishes to all this festive season!

Yours sincerely,

SDI Fabsurplus Group
Stephen Howe
Company Owner
Mobile (USA) : +1 830-388-1071

Mobile (Italy) : +39 335-710-7756

News February 2018

Dear Customers and Friends,


Established in 1998, SDI-Fabsurplus group of companies buys and sells used Semiconductor, Test, Assembly, SMT and Solar manufacturing equipment worldwide.

Our website is one of the most popular web markets for such equipment.

There is no charge to post equipment on our website.

We have sales agents and offices across EuropeAmerica and Asia

We offer a better solution for used equipment buy and sell, due to:-

  • Our efficient software. We are consistently number 1 in google. 
  • Sales people across the world allow us to network globally.
  • 20 years working with the equipment that we buy and sell.
  • Many successful refurbishment projects completed worldwide.
  • Experience of facility clearing and the supply of complete fab lines.
  • A Strong commitment to do business in line with high ethical standards.


I attach a list of items in excel that we have available for purchase at this time.



Here are some highlights for this month:-

Disco DFE8040 post CMP stress release etcher qty 3 for sale

Accretech / TSK PG300RM wafer back grinder for sale

Agilent / Verigy V6000e test system for sale

Axcelis NV-GSD-HE High Energy implanter for sale

Varian EHP500 Medium Current Implanter for sale :-

Applied Materials xR80 High Current implanter for sale

ASML PAS 5500/750E DUV lithography exposure system for sale

ASML PAS 5500/400D I-line lithography exposure system for sale

ASM I-Hawk Extreme qty 10 wire bonders for sale

Mattson Aspen 3 Strip dual chamber light etcher, 300 mm, for sale

FEI Tecnai 20 S-Twin TEM Microscope for sale


Centrotherm E2000 Phos doping furnace for sale


There are many more items listed for sale at our website,

If you’d like to buy any items, please send a reply to this message or visit our website and send us an inquiry for the items
of interest. If you have items for sale, please send me a list in excel via e-mail, or register and post it yourself on the Fabsurplus website at this link:- .


I look forwards to getting your equipment requests and available equipment lists very soon.


Finally, best wishes for the Chinese Luna New Year Celebrations and “gōng hè xīn xǐ !”.


Yours sincerely,

Stephen Howe

Company Owner
SDI Fabsurplus Group
Phone: +1 830 388 1071 (Mobile)
+39 335 710 7756 (Mobile, Italy)
Skype: Stephencshowe

Wafer capacity as in 2000 leads to price increases in used fab equipment

From :

IC Makers maximise 300mm, 200mm wafer capacity

A total of 25 new 300mm wafer fabs is expected between 2016 and 2021 as the outlook for 450mm wafers fades, writes market researcher IC Insights.

With the prospects of large 450mm wafers going nowhere, IC manufacturers are increasing efforts to maximise fabrication plants using 300mm and 200mm diameter silicon substrates. The number of 300mm wafer production-class fabs in operation worldwide is expected to increase each year between now and 2021 to reach 123 compared to 98 in 2016, according to the forecast in IC Insights’ Global Wafer Capacity 2017-2021 report.

icinsights wafer capacity

300mm wafers represented 63.6 percent of worldwide IC fab capacity at the end of 2016 and are projected to reach 71.2 percent by the end of 2021, which translates into a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.1 percent in terms of silicon area for processing by plant equipment in the five-year period.

The IC Insights report’s count of 98 production-class 300mm fabs in use worldwide at the end of 2016 excludes numerous R&D front-end lines and a few high-volume 300mm plants that make non-IC semiconductors (such as power transistors). Currently, there are eight 300mm wafer fabs that have opened or are scheduled to open in 2017, which is the highest number in one year since 2014 when seven were added. Another nine are scheduled to open in 2018. Virtually all these new fabs will be for DRAM, flash memory, or foundry capacity.

Even though 300mm wafers are now the majority wafer size in use, both in terms of total surface area and in actual quantity of wafers, there is still much life remaining in 200mm fabs, the capacity report concludes. IC production capacity on 200mm wafers is expected to increase every year through 2021, growing at a CAGR of 1.1 percent in terms of total available silicon area. However, the share of the IC industry’s monthly wafer capacity represented by 200mm wafers is forecast to drop from 28.4 percent in 2016 to 22.8 percent in 2021.

IC Insights believes there is still much life left in 200mm fabs because not all semiconductor devices are able to take advantage of the cost savings 300mm wafers can provide. Fabs running 200mm wafers will continue to be profitable for many more years for the fabrication of numerous types of ICs, such as specialty memories, display drivers, microcontrollers, and RF and analog products. In addition, 200mm fabs are also used for manufacturing MEMS-based ‘non-IC’ products such as accelerometers, pressure sensors, and actuators, including acoustic-wave RF filtering devices and micro-mirror chips for digital projectors and displays, as well as power discrete semiconductors and some high-brightness LEDs.


Stephen Howe (SDI CEO) comment :

In the used semiconductor instruments sector, it’s interesting to note we have reached the same status as in the year 2000.

That is to say shortages of many key items of fab equipment. This is leading to sharp price increases for popular equipment models.

The major difference between now and the year 2000 is that in these times, there are roughly 1000 used equipment dealers worldwide, whereas in the year 2000, there were only 50-100 brokers worldwide.


Yours sincerely,

Stephen Howe
Company Owner
SDI Fabsurplus Group