New Products

Wafer Defect Inspection System

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NSX-105 wafer defect inspection system is for high-volume wafer manufacturing environments requiring 100 percent micro defect inspection. With a throughput up to 120 wafers per hour (200 mm), the system is said to automatically inspect for visual defects down to 0.5 µm. August Technology, Minneapolis, Minn. For free data, circle 213 or visit

Bond Tester

DAGE-4300 is a semiautomatic bond tester for bump shearing 300 mm wafers. In operation, 300 mm wafers can be loaded into the bond tester from a customer's wafer handling robot, or alternatively manually placed into a protective frame. After a semiautomatic alignment onto the X/Y stage, the operator can initiate a fully automated bump shear test routine and also is given precision joystick-controlled motorized access to the entire 300 mm diameter wafer surface. Dage Precision Industries Inc., Fremont, Calif. For free data, circle 217 or visit

Reflow Ovens

The Paragon Series of convection reflow ovens are configured for semiconductor packaging applications by featuring a 14'' width conveyor and a 1'' product clearance option. To support lead-free and high-lead solder applications, the series has a maximum temperature rating of 400°C, and is said to maintain its thermal uniformity at high throughput. BTU International, North Billerica, Mass. For free data, circle 205 or visit

Die-attach System

Alphasem Easyline 8032 die-attach system handles all metallic lead frame applications with a throughput up to 9,000 UPH and a die placement accuracy of ±38 µm. On a footprint of 1 m2, the platform offers an independently programmable, closed-loop pick-and-bond cycle. Alphasem AG, Andhauserstrasse, Switzerland. For free data, circle 209 or visit

Wafer Inspection System

A new option has been added to the WS-series wafer inspection systems that will deliver defect inspection speeds up to 60 wafers per hour for surface defect inspection, and 20 wafers per hour for 3-D inspection of 200 mm wafers. The series of systems combines 2-D defect inspection and accurate height metrology for 100 percent inspection of bumped wafers without sacrificing speed or accuracy. RVSI, Canton, Mass. For free data, circle 211 or visit

Mask Aligner

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MA300 Plus mask aligner is capable of processing wafers with diameters up to 300 mm and offers a throughput of more than 100 wafers per hour and high reliability. The layout of the also allows efficient and easy switches between 200 and 300 mm wafer processing. SUSS MicroTec, Munich, Germany. For free data, circle 204 or visit

Laser Wafer Marking System

WaferMark SigmaClean 300 FOUP reportedly uses laser technology to place permanent, highly readable marks on wafers to allow wafer traceability through the semiconductor processes. The system also provides the compatibility, cleanliness levels, mark quality and reliability required to support high-volume 300 mm production. GSI Lumonics, Wilmington, Mass. For free data, circle 214 or visit

Enhanced Packages

Enhanced Ball Grid Array Multi-Tier (EBGA-M) is a new version of the EBGA package. The enhanced package is built with multiple wire bonding zones for power, ground and signal connection. Providing up to eight substrate layers in a die-down architecture, the package is said to offer good electrical and thermal performance. ST Assembly Test Services Ltd. (STATS), Singapore. For free data, circle 216 or visit


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New Products


An anti-fatigue mat for controlled environments, the Comfort King Anti-Microbial Class 100 with Zedlan features an anti-microbial agent that inhibits the growth of E. coli, Staphylococcus aurea and Asperigillus niger. Created to meet ISO Class 5 standards, the mat is laundered in ultra-clean de-ionized water that has been filtered using reverse-osmosis and passed through a mixed bed de-ionizer system. The matting is dried and packaged in HEPA-filtered air. It is placed in a polyethylene bag and sealed within the ISO Class 5 processing facility. It also offers a static-dissipative surface resistivity of 109 ohms.

Crown Mats & Matting
Fremont, OH

TOC analyzer

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AnaTOC is intended for laboratory total organic carbon (TOC) measurements of purified water and water for injection for confirming acceptance limits in cleaning validation applications. The photocatalytic end-point detection system is designed for oxidation of all organics present in the water sample quickly and without hazardous reagents or gases. The product uses a titanium dioxide and high-purity water slurry and a 380 nm near-UV lamp as the photocatalytic source. The analyzer uses the ambient air for background CO2 measurements.

Loveland, CO

Vacuum cleaner

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The portable GM 80CR meets cleanroom standards up to and including ISO Class 4. It is intended for use in the pharmaceutical/chemical, biotech and semiconductor/electronics industries. Its four-state filtration system—featuring an ultra-low penetration air (ULPA) exhaust filter—collects and retains ultra-fine powders and debris, down to and including 0.12 micron, according to the manufacturer. The vacuum is also equipped with electrostaic discharge (ESD)-capable acces-..sories and an interference-suppressed motor to eliminate static discharge.

Nilfisk-Advance America
Malvern, PA

Sealed luminaire

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The KTR200A sealed luminaire offers mechanical and optical performance for controlled environments. The housing is manufactured of lightweight aluminum and provides the following benefits, according to the company: up to 25 percent longer electronic ballast life, 81 percent optical efficiency, lower installation cost, less distortion of sheet rock ceilings and corrosion protection. The Bio-Seal door is offered with an optional sealed parabolic louver for glare control. The door frame is one-piece stainless steel, aluminum or painted steel. A captive extruded silicone gasket eliminates the risk of forced contaminate entry.

Guth Lighting
St. Louis, MO

Humidity/temperature meter

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The HM70 handheld humidity and temperature meter is used for spot checking humidity measurements and supports field checking and calibration of the company's fixed humidity instruments. Depending on the choice of probe, the product measures relative humidity from 0 to 100 percent and temperature between –70 and +180 degrees Celsius. Options include a long, stainless-steel probe for spot checking in ducts. A small probe head with a five-meter cable is available for use in difficult-to-reach areas.

Vaisala Inc.
Woburn, MA

Wiper rolls

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Perf Rolls are lint-free, non-abrasive and fast-absorbing and offer improved wet strength, according to the manufacturer. They are perforated for easy dispensing. Custom rolls are offered in any core diameter down to 1/2 inch. A coreless product is available for center-feed presaturated wipers.

Lymtech Scientific
Chicopee, MA

Airborne particle counter

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The Portable Airborne Particle Counter (APC) is used in the detection of particle contamination in controlled environments or anywhere particle contamination is a concern. Features include 0.3-micron particle sensitivity and one-cubic-foot-per-minute flow rate. Particles can be measured in three concentration modes, including particles/m3, particles/L and particles/ft3. The unit performs International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14644 and Federal Standard 209E calculations. Optional sensors monitor Ttemperature, relative humidity, pressure differential and air velocity.

Biotest Diagnostics Corp.
Denville, NJ

Products catalog

The catalog, entitled Critical Environment Core Products, features the company's in-stock garment selection for reusable cleanroom apparel, a range of core consumable products that represent critical environment industry manufacturers, a glossary of terms and definitions relating to contamination control, the latest ISO Global Cleanroom Standards Primer and cleanroom gowning and de-gowning procedures.

Prudential Cleanroom Services
Irvine, CA

Sterile wiper

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Designed for use in the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech industries, the Sontara is compatible with ISO Class 5 cleanrooms and is made from nonpyrogenic fabric—a proprietary blend of polyester and cellulose fibers developed with low levels of endotoxins, particles and extractables. The wipers are gamma radiation-sterilized. They are available in a variety of sizes and are validated by Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI; Arlington, VA)/ISO 11137 Method 1 Guidelines for sterilization of medical devices.

Contec Inc.
Spartanburg, SC

Access flooring

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The Maxcess HD3500 Series access flooring panel is capable of supporting more than a 3,000-pound rolling load, according to company claims. The company offers two types of die-cast aluminum panels, both of which are interchangeable with all Maxcess cleanroom panels and almost all other manufacturers' panels. It is available in a variety of colors in standard 24¥24-inch sizes as well as 600¥600-mm metric sizes. They come with tile finishes in static dissipative and conductive ranges and are available in autocatalytic nickel, nickel chrome or with conductive epoxy coating.

Maxcess Technologies Inc.
Summerville, SC

Metal-free ring binder

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The TexWrite ring binder's 100 percent plastic construction is designed for cleanliness, corrosion resistance and low contamination. The slide-open and slide-close tab makes it easier to add and remove pages and doesn't catch gloves, according to the company. Designed for use with the company's cleanroom paper, the binder cover is constructed of polyethylene..

ITW Texwipe
Upper Saddle River, NJ

Presaturated wipers

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The Sterile SatPax 1000 presaturated wipers are designed for use in aseptic processing zones. The wiper is presaturated with 70 percent U.S. Pharmacopoeia (USP; Rockville, MD) grade isopropyl alcohol. A nonwoven ..polyester/cellulose substrate allows for improved strength and is compatible with gamma sterilization. Also, the wipers meet ANSI/ISO/AAMI American national standards and are sterilized to a sterility assurance level of 10-6.

Berkshire Corp.
Great Barrington, MA

Handheld particle counter

The Handheld 3016 is a six-channel, 0.1 cfm battery-operated particle counter. It features a removable battery, a touch screen display, temperature/relative humidity readout and large memory for storing data, as well as six channels of simultaneous particle counting. Data may be downloaded to a computer using Lighthouse Data Transfer software.

Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions
Milipitas, CA

Label cleaner

The wide web technology (WWT) manufacturing process is designed for high-speed, small, medium and large runs of cleanroom labels and tags for the semiconductor, disk drive and biotechnology industries. WWT eliminates the charge and cleans the particles off of the label and the liner in speeds that are two times faster than previous methods, according to company claims. The final product is precision cleaned to meet surface particle standards.

Genesis Precision Converting
Milwaukie, OR

Air-moving motors

The GE ECM 84 Series is suitable for applications up to 90 watts and is designed for the output requirements of small fan filter units and minienvironments. A built-in, programmable microprocessor enables it to deliver constant speed, torque or airflow. Conformal coating helps prevent water from reaching its electronic components. It has a speed range of 500 rpm to 3,000 rpm, and the motor is built with permanently lubricated, 8-mm ball bearings. Shaft options include: single-shaft, double-shaft or no shaft.

GE Industrial Systems
Fort Wayne, IN

Non-particulating mat

The Anti-Fatigue mat is approved for all levels of cleanrooms, according to company claims. This mat is constructed of U.S. FDA-approved materials and validated to FDA guidelines. The material is 100 percent non-staining, registers a surface resistivity of 5.3×108 (100V) and surface resistance of 1011/ohms2.

Cintas Cleanroom Resources
Cincinnati, OH

Protective vest

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The Polar Pack vest for the reusable cleanroom industry is designed to keep the wearer's body temperature under control in demanding environments. It is made of WKEP 6000 fabric with a carbon grid for protection against electrostatic discharge. The company's Laser Serge cutting technique seals as it cuts, eliminating loose particles and frayed edges, according to company claims. Rechargeable cooling packs slide into mesh pockets on the front and back of the vest to absorb excess body heat.

White Knight Engineered Products Inc.
Charlotte, NC

Molecular contamination


The FlowThru AiM monitor samples cleanroom air to detect trace level depositions of molecular contamination on critical surfaces. It draws a sample through Teflon tubing, then passes the sample across selective surfaces such as SiO2, copper, silver or PermAlloy. Surface Acoustic Wave technology measures real-time mass deposition to 0.02 ng/cm2, according to company claims.

Particle Measuring Systems
Boulder, CO

Pharmaceutical cleanroom

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The free-standing cleanroom is designed for safe handling and packaging of hazardous pharmaceutical and biological materials. Made of double-wall stainless or powder-coated steel, the enclosure features ultra-smooth interior walls with radius corners for wipe-down and disinfection with industry-standard solutions. According to the manufacturer, anti-microbial gaskets cover all cracks and seams. A powder containment system draws air away from the operator into HEPA filters positioned directly behind a packaging station. Filtered air passes through an external manifold into ceiling HEPA filters directly above the work area. The rooms can be configured as conventional positive-pressure cleanrooms, with ceiling filter/fan units to meet requirements to ISO Class 4, or as negative-pressure ventilation rooms.

Terra Universal
Anaheim, CA

Barrier material

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Advantage Pro is a three-layer material intended for situations where a dry particle barrier and repellency are needed. It provides a barrier against water-based liquids and is resistant to light chemical splash. This lightweight, soft and breathable material is treated with an anti-static agent and is used in disposable apparel, including coveralls, lab coats, isolation gowns and shoe covers.

Total Source Manufacturing
San Diego, CA


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