Table of Contents

Solid State Technology

Year 2005
Issue 12



Spaces of innovation

Cleanroom environments are being found in more diverse settings than ever before

Your Market Analysis

Disposable cleanroom garment use and markets

Cleanroom garments must protect product from the contamination caused by the wearer, but they must also be comfortable and cost-effective.

Inventors Corner

Inventor’s corner

From The Editor

Looking forward to it

No, you’re not seeing things. There are indeed two issues of CleanRooms magazine bound together this month-your annual Master Source Guide and your regular December issue.

Setting The Standard

Nanotechnology: Maturation and the need for standards

Nanotechnology was born as the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) as described by Roco et al.



Strong forecast for semi industry

In a live Web cast aired on November 16, 2005, Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) President George Scalise indicated that the semiconductor industry has enjoyed a solid year to date, with revenues up 6.1 percent over last year, and will continue to prosper over the next year.


Microfabrica moves to larger production facility

Increased customer demand has prompted Microfabrica (, a leader in microdevice and microsystem fabrication, to move its factory and corporate headquarters from Burbank to a new facility in Van Nuys, Calif.


Biotech meets high-tech

After only 10 months, Cook Pharmica LLC, the newest Cook Group company (, has completed construction on a $70 million facility to provide manufacturing services to the biotech industry.



News snippets from the world of contamination control.


Cleaning up after Katrina

Just before the eye of Hurricane Katrina passed overhead, Daniel Gurneck faced a contamination-control nightmare.



Total facility cleanliness

How preventative cleaning measures outside of your cleanroom will boost sanitation levels on the inside


Cleanroom weighing

Choosing the right scale in the most critical applications

Special Report

Display manufacturing: Particles on display

As display panels get bigger, thinner and more expensive, manufacturers look to the semiconductor industry for guidance on how to get particle contamination under control


New Products

New Products

Each month, CleanRooms brings you a collection of the latest product innovations in the contamination-control industry.

Product Spotlight

Cleaning products