Table of Contents

Solid State Technology

Year 2008
Issue 2


From The Editor

The world of contamination control

Contamination control is an international industry. And, as you read this special show issue of CleanRooms magazine, there can be no doubt as to the international breadth and scale of the contamination control profession.

Setting The Standard

The ever-changing landscape of ISO and IEST cleanroom standards

Electronic documentation could make keeping up a little less daunting.

Your Market Analysis

Energy and the cleanroom industry

The cleanroom industry must consider the current global energy situation and its impact on manufacturing in order to forge a path to energy efficiency.


Lam Hopes To Clean Up Wi

Lam hopes to clean up with SEZ

Just in time for Christmas last year, Lam Research (Fremont, CA) gave itself a present: the company announced it was buying the SEZ Group (Zurich, Switzerland) in an all-cash deal valued at 641 million Swiss francs (about $568 million).

Imec Sets Foot In Taiwan

IMEC sets foot in Taiwan

IMEC officially established IMEC Taiwan in the Hsinchu Science Park. The firm, initially a representative office, is expected to grow into an R&D center within the coming months.

Fda Requests Nearly 24b

FDA requests nearly $2.4B for fiscal 2009

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting nearly $2.4 billion “to protect and promote public health” as part of the President’s fiscal year 2009 (FY09) budget.

Atmi Acquires Manufactur

ATMI acquires manufacturer of disposable mixing products


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CleanRooms Europe 2008

Showguide includes conference preview and exhibitor showcase.

Special Report

Clinical trial drug makers feel regulatory heat

Contract manufacturers are realizing that risk assessments demonstrating the absence of cross-contamination between products are essential for regulatory inspection.


No ‘absolutes’ for cleanliness in ISO 5 design

A cleanroom should be planned as an environmental control system for best results.


Selecting and installing CIP systems interfaced with cleanrooms

The successful implementation of a CIP system is determined by cost effectiveness, completion on schedule, and reliable cleaning.


Product Spotlight


Isolators play an important role in reducing contamination through exposure to airborne particles and human contact.

New Products

New Products

Compiled by Jason Andrukaitis