By Order Of:
State of the Art Semiconductor, Test & Lab Equipment as late as 2006
Complete Fargo, North Dakota Hi-Tech Facility Closure

Surplus to the continuing operations of:
Alien Technology - Fargo, North Dakota
Sale#: [ALIE0210]
State of the Art Semiconductor, Test & Lab Equipment
Complete Closure of a Fargo, North Dakota Hi-Tech Mfg. Facility built in 2005

Sale Details Links Documents (PDF)
Auction Type

Date & Time
Starts: Tues. February 23, 2010 at 9:00am (CST)

Closing Begins: Wed. February 24, 2010 at 11:00am (CST)

Mon. February 22, 12:00pm - 6:00pm & Tues. February 23, from 9:00am - 4:00pm (CST)

Sale Location

Equipment Location(s)
North Fargo, ND USA



Buyers Premium
A discounted 15% BP paying via Cash, Cashiers Check, Company Check or Wire transfer or 18% for buyers paying via Credit Card

Absentee (Proxy) Bidder Form

Featured Items

  • (2) 2006 Trion Technology Oracle Cluster Platform Tools, PECVD / RIE & ICP Etch
  • (2) 2006 Semitool Scepter & SAT III WCT Acid Etchers
  • Karl Suss MA8 / BA / 6 Mask Aligner S/N 369R
  • 2006 Rite Track 88e Series Developer / Coater
  • Nano Spec 3000 Automated Film Thickness Measurement System
  • 2006 Veeco Dektak 8, Advanced Development Profilometer
  • (3) Nikon Optiphot 200-D Wafer Inspection Microscopes
  • ADE Ultra Gage 900 Wafer Thickness Tool
  • 2005 Nikon NED IV CNC Video Measuring System Model VMR-3020
  • (3) 2006 PPI Technologies Acid, Oxidation & Solvent Benches
  • Semitool Spin Rinse Dryer Model 48-5-3-1-ML-CP
  • 2000 Hitachi Model S-3000 SEM
  • (2) 2005 AZ Tech Machinery Sidewinder BSR4010 Slitter / Rewinder Inspector
  • (4) 2005/04 Northfield Automation Roll to Roll Tag Testers Model 5365
  • (2) 2007/06 Hallys Corp Model HRB-810A & HRB-811 Inlay Tag Production Machines
All Plant Support Equipment New in 2005-2006
  • (2) Dominick Hunter MaxiPlus 116 Nitrogen Generators
  • (2) Quincy QSI-500 Power Sync Air Compressors
  • (2) Quincy QSI-100 Vacuum Pumps
  • DI Water System
  • Interlake Pallet Racking
  • ESD Work Benches
  • Microscopes, Clean Room Support Equipment, Environmental Chambers, Etc…
  • Complete Office Areas
  • Large Quantity of Spare Parts

Sale Details

Bidding begins Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 9:00am (CST) and continues until items begin to close on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:00am (CST). Items close at different times throughout the day, please be sure to check the closing times for each item.
Absentee (Proxy) Bids & Accounting Contact: Please call 203-488-7020
Equipment & Preview Contact: Please call 203-488-7020 or Brandon Girard 203-687-6443

Equipment Location and Removal Details

North Fargo, ND USA
Lot #s: 1 - 451

Address: 1830 NDSU Research Circle, North Fargo, ND 58102
Sales Tax:

We will charge Sales tax until we are supplied
with a resale or manufacturing certificate Sales Tax Certificates
or supply us with a bill of lading and we can refund your sales tax.

Inspection/ Preview: Monday, February 22, 12:00pm - 6:00pm & Tuesday, February 23, from 9:00am -4:00pm (CET).  Contact: Brandon Girard (203) 687-6443

All items must be removed by Friday, March 5, 2010.
Removal contact is Brandon Girard at (203) 687-6443.

*Shipping Only: UPS Store #1989
1100 19th Avenue North, Fargo ND 58102
Contact: Jeff (701) 235-9505

Navis Pack & Ship
1230 Trapp Road, Eagan MN 55121
(651) 209-7194

*Rigging/Shipping: CTS Auction Services
103 Moveit Drive, Breda IA 51436
Contact: Jeff or Jerome (800) 831-0030

Murphy Rigging & Erecting Inc.
701-24th Avenue SE, Minneapolis MN 55414
Contact: Tim Lyons (612) 623-1279 or (612) 290-4401

*The Branford Group does not pack, ship, store, crate or rig items. Buyers may either pick up their items at the designated auction site personally or can arrange for a third party logistics firm to manage the removal process for them. If someone other than the registered buyer at the sale is designated to pick up those purchased assets, the buyer must: 1) Contract with an independent logistics firm or other representative who will dismantle, crate, pack, or ship your purchased items. 2) Coordinate the removal of those purchased items to meet the time deadlines indicated on this page. 3) Submit an "Agent Release Authorization" form which will allow The Branford Group to release items to a third party contractor for shipping, crating or packing purposes. *The Branford Group finds and displays one or more local logistics service providers who understand our removal process, offer specific services, and have certain skills and capacities. We offer this service to you without representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever.


Sale-Specific Terms Summary

Payment Deadline: Within one business day after invoice date.
Currency: US Dollars.
Language: English.
Registration Requirements: Open to the public. Free to bid onsite or via proxy form. All bidders must provide their name, company (if applicable), mailing address and phone number prior to the auction. When applicable, Electronic bidders are required to provide a valid email address and Visa, American Express or Mastercard number. At its discretion, TBG may charge a registration fee for Electronic bidding. This fee will be clearly displayed during the registration process.
Deposit: TBG reserves the right to qualify and request a deposit upon registration and prior to bidding of not less than twenty five percent (25%) of the On-site Buyer's intended TOTAL PURCHASE PRICE with the balance due by the end of the next business day. This can be in the form of cash, a cashiers check, or business check with a bank letter of guarantee.
For Electronic Buyers, at its discretion, TBG may contact bidders via email or telephone before or during the sale to provide a bank letter of guarantee or wire transfer as a deposit. If TBG does not receive a response from its attempts to contact Buyer or if the Buyer does not provide a deposit, TBG reserves the right to refuse or cancel Buyer's bids and re-sell Goods. Payment in full of the Buyer’s TOTAL PURCHASE PRICE less any deposit provided is expected within 24 hours of receipt of the invoice.
Buyer's Premium: A discounted Buyer’s Premium of 15% of the bid price will be added to the bid price for each lot for buyers who pay in the form of cash, cashier’s check, company check (with a letter of guarantee), ACH or wire transfer; the full buyer’s premium of 18% shall apply for buyers who pay via credit card.
Sales Tax: See each location for specific percentage. All applicable state sales taxes apply. It is the responsibility of the Buyer to provide documentation necessary for exemption or refund of sales tax paid.
Invoices & Payment Instructions: Winning bidders can request a printed paper invoice from the Accounting Manager at the sale location during or after the sale. Electronic bidders will be sent an electronic invoice (usually by the morning after the completion of the sale) to the email address provided during registration. Invoices can be faxed upon request. Detailed payment instructions for each sale are available in the printed lot catalog at the sale location on the day of the sale. Electronic bidders will be sent detailed payment instructions via email along with their invoice.
Payment Conditions: TBG must receive the balance of the total purchase price no later than the close of business on the day following the auction (the "Final Payment Date"). All payments must be in cash, cashier's or certified check, federal wire transfer of immediately available funds or a corporate check accompanied with a bank letter of guarantee, and all of the foregoing must be in form, scope and substance acceptable to TBG. Credit cards are accepted for payment, Electronic bidding registration and for Liquidated Damages in the event of a default. If paying by credit card, the exchange rate for sales conducted in foreign currencies will be posted the day of the sale and will be based upon the current currency conversion rates. Without limiting TBG's discretion, no corporate checks without a bank guarantee and no personal checks will be accepted. No title shall pass to Buyer until the total purchase price and all Taxes have been paid to TBG in collected funds.
Removal, Shipping & Logistics: The buyer (or a third party Authorized Agent contracted by the buyer) is responsible for removal of equipment by the posted Removal Date.

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