The complicated procurement process is a well-known deficiency of the semiconductor manufacturing industry, especially regarding the supply chains that equip fabs with the machines required to produce chips. Lead times when buying new equipment from OEMs can range from months to years, and historically sources for buying used equipment have been fragmented.
“Sometimes, semiconductor manufacturers will turn to auctions when they need to replace a machine or supplement a production line fast, only to find that it takes 6-8 months to receive the tool post-purchase," says Maxam Yeung, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Moov.
However, delivery is only one of several impediments that slow down the procurement process.
Moov can get a tool to a buyer's door between Asia and the US in less than 2 months, while other companies take 6-8 months.
With these challenges in mind, Moov has optimized the second source procurement experience for speed and quality at every step of the process. Here’s how:
All of these factors combine result in a faster experience when buying pre-owned semiconductor equipment through Moov. You can experience the Moov speed difference for yourself when buying your next tool. Browse hundreds of verified listings on Moov’s website.