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Solid State Technology
Device for storing and moving substrate cassettes
Semiconductor devices are made on substrates, such as silicon wafers or glass plates.
Your Market Analysis
Cleanroom market misconceptions
Sometimes what appears logical is, in fact, incorrect when it comes to cleanroom markets and technologies
From The Editor
Smarten up, people!
Ok, maybe the headline is a bit disingenuous, but I’m actually not writing to castigate anyone for his or her poor judgment or lack of intelligence.
Setting The Standard
The ITRS and AMC: More control on the way?
To those charged with establishing and maintaining the appropriate controlled environments for leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing, airborne molecular contam-ination (AMC) can appear to be a moving target.
CHIPS: Defects dodged at the nanoscale level
Defects in fabrication and errors during operation will become a fact of life for electronic circuits at the nanoscale.
Semiconductor industry capital spending to increase 10 percent
Total expected to be second highest on record
Contamination control in space
Containment a key issue as space agencies move closer to collecting Mars samples
Three ISO cleanroom documents now American National Standards
The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) recently announced that three ISO/TC 209 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments documents have become American National Standards: ISO 14644-3, Test Methods; ISO 14644-5, Operations; and ISO 14644-7, Separative devices (clean-air hoods, glove boxes, isolators, mini-environments).
Contact lenses in compliance, but component interactions could be cause of recent outbreak
Although the outbreak last month of contact lens-related Fusarium keratitis bore the initial markings of a manufacturing-related contamination problem, government and industry officials involved with the investigation are close to fingering a combination of product factors in the field as the likely cause.
Filter industry is standardizing, hopefully, on a standard
Unlike heads, two technical standards aren't better than one.
Guidelines for accurate cleanroom CFD modeling
All relevant physics and heat sources must be considered
Preparing for cleanroom certification and validation
Do you know everything that’s needed to get your cleanroom tested?
A look at the future of reactivity monitoring for cleanroom AMC
Characterizing the destructive potential of corrosive contaminants
Protect your yield from molecular contaminants
Milliken has announced the release of its new wiper innovation, Anticon?? with Particle Attraction Technology (PAT).
Cleanroom storage systems
Indeed, there are hundreds and hundreds of storage system manufacturers. However, there are only a few whose products are compatible with the special needs inherent in a cleanroom environment.