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Solid State Technology
The latest contamination control innovations and inventions
Your Market Analysis
Continued growth in 2007 for cleanroom products and services
The world market for cleanroom consum-ables in 2007 will be over $5 billion, while the amount spent on new rooms will be $3.
Setting The Standard
IEST WG-CC036: Testing Fan Filter Units
Working group aims to develop uniformity in FFU testing parameters and reporting data
From The Editor
They still don’t get it
Last June, I wrote an editorial entitled “Why doesn’t the food industry get it?,” in which I made the case that expecting the entirely voluntary application of modern contamination control standards and practices to ensure a safe food supply was totally unrealistic and, in fact, dangerous and irresponsible.
Sealing manufacturer opens new facility in Shanghai
The Trelleborg Group, developer of high-performance sealing and damping solutions, recently inaugurated its newly constructed manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China.
Laminate manufacturer upgrades Singapore facility
Isola Group, SARL (Chandler, AZ; www.isola-group.), a designer, developer and manufacturer of high-performance base materials for the printed circuit board industry, recently announced extensive upgrades to its Singapore manufacturing facility.
East meets West
CleanRooms China and Product Display 2006 sees high attendance
News snippets from the world of contamination control
Contamination control challenges extend beyond fabs to toolmakers
It was after production units started shipping that the contamination problems cropped up, says Kimberly Subrahmanyan, engineering director for the semiconductor link processing group at Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.
Cost control for microelectronic, MEMS and nanotechnology facilities
Understanding total costs early on is key to successful cost control
AC fan-driven cleanroom fan filter units benefit from TRIAC and network control
AC control options and networked solutions offer advantages and cost savings
PAT, tougher standards push improved microbial air monitoring
Increased attention to microbiological contamination forces a greater focus on air sampling technology
Ionizer pin cleaning maintains performance
Avoiding contaminant build-up is critical for controlling electrostatic charge
Hospitals need to do more than “make us better”
Ionizers, remote sensors, monitoring, and material choices all contribute to control
Each month, CleanRooms brings you a collection of the latest product innovations in the contamination-control industry.
Doors and pass-throughs
The transfer of product or equipment from one area to another presents a prime opportunity for a contamination event to occur.