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Industry Groups Deserve
Industry groups deserve a round of applause for EHS initiatives
Once considered a "fringe" issue fostered by a minute faction, the environ mental health and safety (EHS) issue has made its way into the mainstream-and U.S. industry is being held accountable.
Comparing Cadavers To Gr
Comparing cadavers to ground beef
Which is more deadly, 19 million pounds of E. coli-contaminated ground beef or harvested human tissue for transplantation that is tainted with fungus and bacteria?
Sematech Ualbany Launch
Sematech, UAlbany launch Sematech North
ALBANY, NY-In mid-July, Austin, TX-based International Sematech and the University at Albany agreed to agree
Genmark Fanuc Launch Cle
Genmark, FANUC launch cleanroom robotics innovations
SUNNYVALE, CA-In late July, Genmark Automation, a maker of automation tools for the semiconductor industry, launched EZTeach, an intelligent teach pendant based on the Pocket PC that should result in faster changes in robotic devices used in wafer fabs and thus shortened manufacturing downtime
Student who kept anthrax in refrigerator charged
E Coli Triggered Recall
E. coli-triggered recall sparks tighter contamination control measures at ConAgra
GREELEY, CO-The second largest meat recall-19 million pounds of ground beef from ConAgra Co. -continues after officials from the food processor and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) discovered it might not only be contaminated with the E. coli pathogen, but also found its way to grocery cases and dinner tables around the country
Pda Upgrades Sterilizati
PDA upgrades sterilization standard to meld US/EU specs
BETHESDA, MD-In 1978, Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), published the Technical Monograph No. 1 (TM 1) standard for validating autoclaves
Cgmps Back Under Fda Mic
cGMPs back under FDA microscope
Agency initiative will give manufacturing and product quality regulations much needed revamp due partly to globalization
Aicraft Component Maker
Aicraft component maker did not use cleanrooms, indictment alleges
Coupling manufacturer faces 50 counts fraud
Particle transport complexities considered
Air entering the cleanroom goes through HEPA/ULPA filters, whether this entering air originates as makeup air from outside the building or recirculated air from the exhaust ducts of the cleanroom.
FDA impact on cleanroom equipment design
The FDA is changing the way pharmaceutical companies are conducting their clean operations. Stop here if you've heard this one before.
Evaluation Of Teflon Fil
Evaluation of Teflon filters for high-flow and low-differential pressure applications
The type of filter media can have a profound effect on outgassing rates. Additionally, the manner in which a filter is manufactured, assembled and packaged can influence the final performance
Tying the great machine together
As manufacturing execution systems (MES) evolve, the futuristic vision of the world's semiconductor fabs becomes clear
Industry Groups Address
Industry groups address health, safety of fab workers
For the past 20 years, Don Lassiter, Ph.D., has collected annual data on work-related injuries and illnesses from semiconductor manufacturers-the same data the companies must report to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Built To Spec
Same cleanroom, different place
Mykrolis expansion into China expedited with standardized cleanroom plan
Modest proposals for the ITRS Factory Integration chapter
If you work in the microelectronics industry, your life generally revolves around trying to guess what the future has in store; and, of course, how you can prepare for it. Occasionally, we guess correctly.
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Shoot ions out of harm's way
Bring in the air ionization equipment when your first line of defense needs a little backup