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Solid State Technology
ESD and contamination control considerations are not mutually exclusive
Resolving issues must begin with an understanding of the fundamentals of both contamination and ESD control
Your Market Analysis
Cleanroom markets in the Americas
Other than U.S., most countries will continue to be minor players
Setting The Standard
Revised, new, and future recommended practices
Highlights from IEST’s contamination control division Standards and Practices Committee 3: Procedural
Letters To The Editor
In a moment of pique...
Intending to commiserate with your frustration and encourage you to continue what I believe to be an important campaign to improve oversight of the CSP process, I wrote you a letter that failed to present both sides of this issue (CleanRooms, September 2006).
From The Editor
Looking forward to the holidays and beyond
It’s true we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving yet, though it seems we’ve already moved on to Christmas season planning (at least the retail industry thinks we have).
Wafer Transition Program
Wafer transition program elaborated
With extensive industry feedback, the International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI; http://ismi.sematech.org) has detailed the initial scope of its 300 mm Prime (300 Prime) effort
Nationwide Recall Of Sto
Nationwide recall of store-brand acetaminophen caplets
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently alerted the public to a voluntary recall being conducted by Perrigo Company (Perrigo) of Allegan, Michigan, for 383 lots of acetaminophen 500 mg caplets manufactured and distributed under various store brands.
Nafa Announces 2006 Clea
NAFA announces 2006 Clean Air Award recipients
The National Air Filtration Association (NAFA), the trade association for heating, ventilating and air conditioning air filter manufacturers and distributors around the world, has announced the recipients of the Clean Air Awards for 2006.
Positive Development For
Positive development for mad cow disease detection
BSafE Innovations Inc. (BSafE), a joint venture company dedicated to veterinary applications of prion research, has announced preliminary findings from its most recent testing.
2006 2007 Scholarship Pr
2006-2007 scholarship program announced
The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) recently announced three scholarships for full-time students in the educational programs of science or engineering.
Modern Materials Present
Modern materials present new contamination problems in semiconductor processes
In the good old days-say, five years ago-shrinking semiconductor features meant contamination challenges due to eliminating smaller particles.
News snippets from the world of contanimation control
Lithium Ion Production A
Lithium-ion production and R&D facility underway
EaglePicher Technologies, LLC (Inkster, MI; www.eaglepicher.com) a leading producer of batteries and energetic devices for the defense, space and commercial industries
Development of a fan filter unit test standard, laboratory validations, and applications across industries
Standard testing of FFU performance provides useful data for better understanding and characterization of FFU products
On the surface: Selecting the right cleanroom wiper
Understanding the wiping application enables cleanroom professionals to select the optimum wiper for their task
Keeping research clean
Innovative cleanroom use helps cut time, money from product development cycles
Each month, Clean Rooms brings you a collection of the latest product innovations in the contamination-control industry.
Swabs and wipers
Swabs and wipers are essential for cleaning critical surfaces in the cleanroom, and with today’s strict contamination control regulations, it’s important to know what products are available to meet your cleanliness requirements.