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Solid State Technology
Megasonic Cleaning Chart
Megasonic cleaning charts a course to the big time
As the semiconductor industry moves to 300 mm, it's being challenged to create processes that are more uniform and repeatable. Non-contact acoustic cleaning could be a key to the puzzle
Improving The Repeatabil
Improving the repeatability and reproducibility of the Helmke Drum test method
After 1991 lab tests found ambiguities, IEST Working Group 003 set out to revise test methods through subtle changes in equipment and process
Sectors of medical device industry poised to get cleaner
To consider the controls needed for clean environments in this market as simplistic would be a mistake, especially with the rise of bioMEMS
Built To Spec
A project planned to the nanometer
Catalyst for even smaller technologies now becoming part of the site plan
The ubiquitous R/O and how it works
No membrane role is larger or more important than its role in the operation and success of reverse osmosis (R/O) equipment, the workhorse of today's high-quality ultrapure water (UPW) systems.
Understanding the four areas of contamination-control expertise for containment system success
Developing a knowledge base to service the complete array of contamination-control issues is a formable task. The key is to remember that no one knows it all. Rather, individuals who are successful in delivering solutions have a network of resources with in-depth knowledge in very focused areas
Applied Opens Next Gener
Applied opens next-generation lab
Applied Materials, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) has opened a new Process Module Technology Center in Sunnyvale, CA.
Mad Cow Comes Stateside.
Mad cow comes stateside
ATLANTA, GA-Officials at the Cen ters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating the first suspected case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), the human variant of mad cow disease.
Ashland Specialty Chemical Co. (Dublin, OH), a division of Ashland Inc., has been awarded QS 9000 certification at its worldwide manufacturing plants that produce wet-process and photresist strippers for the semiconductor industry
Fda Recalls Ob Gyn Devic
FDA recalls OB/GYN devices, manufacturer MIA
Compliance focuses on contamination control
Cdc Tackles Antimicrobia
CDC tackles antimicrobial resistance
ATLANTA, GA-It happens all too often: A person goes to the hospital for something as simple as a sprain and they catch a hospital-borne illness that pummels their immune system.
Sia Cancer Debate Heats
SIA cancer debate heats up
SAN JOSE, CA-The long-run ning debate about whether or not semiconductor cleanrooms cause health problems has heated up again.
Botched Recall Investiga
Botched recall investigation continues
According to the FDA's CDRH, Olympus has history of problems
The invention is a method for sterilizing, filling and closing packaging containers that are open on one end
Cleanroom airflow measurement: Velocity, air changes per hour or percent filter coverage?
Owners, designers and builders banter constantly about 90 feet-per-minute velocity, 600 air changes per hour, and 100 percent filter coverage. What does this all mean, and why can't we settle on a single method of describing airflow?
Let's get our priorities straight
Our readers have noticed that we've broadened the scope of our news coverage
I was reading Ken Goldstein's "Unfiltered" column "Energy conservation: Where should it fall on your list of priorities?" in the on-line version of CleanRooms and I take some exceptions to Goldstein's position
Equipment: The places it goes
Equipment of the contamination-control nature continues to evolve inside and outside of the cleanroom.
Druck Inc.'s LPX 1000LCD Series is a wet/wet differential pressure transmitter suited for replacement of mechanical gauges used in cleanroom HVAC monitoring and control