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Solid State Technology

Year 2004
Issue 10





State-of-the-art cleanrooms designed for interactive nanotech research

Duffield Hall, a new state-of-the-art nanotechnology research and teaching facility at Cornell University, has increased the university's nanofabrication space by 50 percent and is providing updated accommodations for the renowned Nanoscale Science and Technology Facility.


Respiratory monitoring sensor in clinical testing

With a half-million-dollar National Science Foundation (NSF) grant in hand, nanotechnology developer Nanomix Inc. is moving its disposable capnography sensor for anesthesia monitoring into clinical testing.


SIA seeks proposals for study of fab worker health

Following through on a vow made this spring, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is seeking proposals from investigators for an independent epidemiological study of U.S. semiconductor fab workers.


Multiprotocol control system monitors cleanroom air pressure, flow rates

A high-speed micro- processor-based controller developed by Laboratory Control Systems claims to provide a pressure and airflow control and response mechanism for contamination control in cleanrooms and other critical environments.


Wireless technology nips beef troubles in the ear

Beta tests have been completed for a new wireless technology that may help arrest beef contamination before cattle are shipped off for slaughter.


UV-based purification technology promises total bacteria knock-out

An ultraviolet-based air purification system that kills deadly microorganisms at first contact is making its way into biotech cleanrooms.


Entegris executive chairs Fuel Cell Council committee

John Goodman, president of Entegris' ( fuel cell market segment, has been elected to a one-year term as the U.S. Fuel Cell Council (USFCC) policy committee chair.


Filtration society focus shifts to users

Having previously served a broad base of the filtration and fluid-particle separation market, the American Filtration and Separations Society (AFS) has decided its focus should now be on specifiers, buyers and users of filters and filtration equipment.


CleanRooms covers the world of contamination control

Reaching out to the worldwide contamination control community, the CleanRooms Group has just completed a successful conference season that spanned the globe from Stuttgart to Shanghai.


Intel 65-nm process leaves no room for tiniest particles

Intel Corp.'s ( recent breakthrough achievement of fully functional 70-Mbit static random access memory (SRAM) chips on a 65-nanometer (nm) manufacturing process makes the contamination control playing surface smaller and more critical than ever.



One leg at a time

I've been on the road a lot recently, both attending industry conferences and trade shows and meeting with individual companies.


Life Sciences

USP 797: Compliance and documentation

With a higher level of scrutiny comes a more intense means of tracking or documenting every aspect of personnel training, material handling and environmental monitoring.



Waterjet-guided laser addresses particle generation in semiconductor dicing

Coupled with a water film device, the inherent rinsing properties of a waterjet-guided laser significantly reduce particle contamination generated in most cutting processes


Designing a water system

Quality and quantity both matter in the design of water systemsfor clean scientific laboratory facilities

Special Report

Automation takes aim at contamination

Cleanroom automation reduces cycle times, improves yields and contributes to contamination monitoring and control


Product Spotlight

Aprons and coveralls

It remains that people are the main source of cleanroom contamination. And cleanroom applications demand apparel with ever-increasing protection against dry particles, static electricity and hazardous materials. Advances in fabric design result in more flexible, comfortable and protective apparel. Here's a sampling of products that'll keep you covered.

New Products

New Products