Novx announces its applications engineering group providing consulting and certification services

Novx Corporation, a leading supplier of cleanroom environment monitoring solutions, electrostatic charge (ESC/ESD) auditing, monitoring and training equipment plus other-related services, introduces the Applications Engineering Group (AEG). AEG was created to provide consulting and certification services, strategic development of ESD event detection products and services, EMI-related process control and product development and E78 testing. AEG is already working with many customers to define their applications and control requirements and providing process equipment compliance certification (E78). AEG works in parallel with the Novx Engineering Department to develop hardware and software solutions to meet the needs and new applications discovered working with customers better than any other in the industries we serve. Novx provides engineering services for most industries where ESD/EMI is a critical problem. Some of the industries include but are not limited to aerospace, disk-drive, flat-panel, electronics, pharmaceutical, military, semiconductor and many more.

Novx engineers and technicians are experienced across a broad range of industries and manufacturing processes. Technical evaluations can include specific tool evaluation, testing, certification, detailed manufacturing process analysis and research or manufacturing facility assessments. Formal reports based upon investigations are comprehensive and include advanced analysis methods to provide clients with the maximum usefulness in managing interference issues in their process or facility.

Applications Engineering (Tool/Process): Engineering assistance provided to client engineering staff to resolve ESD or related contamination problems.

E78 Auditing (Process/Facility/Tool): Specialized ESD audit and facility (equipment end-user) tool verification services for SEMI E78-1102.

ESD/EMI/RFI/ELF Investigation (Process/Facility/Tool): Investigations for ESD/EMI/RFI/ELF to determine causes of product damage, tool or process interrupt and lockup.

ESC/ESD Materials and Products Qualification (Lab): The application of standard ESDA and other specialized tests for material ESC/ESD characteristics, independent electrostatic control products evaluation
ESC/ESD Surveys (Process/Facility): A survey of a facility and/or process to determine scope of work based upon sampling of production or process elements.

S20.20 Program Assistance: Can be provided at all levels from devising customized ESC/ESD programs for specific facilities and areas, training production staff and technicians in ESC/ESD safety and metrology issues, to assisting a customer in moving to full S20.20 Standard compliance

Ionization Evaluation (Tool/Room/Process): Application of standard and specialized tests for ionizer effectiveness for a specific product or process

Sensor Installation and Verification (Process/Facility): Installation, evaluation and verification of interference sensors to determine area coverage, sensitivity, gain settings and data collection methods

On-site Technical Training: Training for engineering and/or production staff on specific methods, tools and protocols for ESC/ESD control.

Installed Tool Interference Auditing: Verification of critical environmental interference potential for proposed tool installation sites or for tools experiencing possible interference problems.

Formal compliance program development
Enhanced process metrics
Better yield control
New manufacturing process development
Third-party solution validation
Specification development
Rapid interference identification
Solution path identification


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