Table of Contents

Solid State Technology

Year 2006
Issue 7


Inventorrsquos Corner

Surface preparation prior to deposition

Integrated circuit design is constantly being scaled down in pursuit of faster circuit operation and lower power consumption.

Your Market Analysis

Diversity in size and geography typify new cleanroom construction market-Part 2

Worldwide there are more than 150,000 cleanrooms in use ranging in size from less than 100 square feet to over 300,000 square feet.

From The Editor

You get what you pay for

When it comes, what will have been the total cost of the cure for cancer? What is the cost to discover and bring to market a single blockbuster drug? Way too much to calculate would be the answer to the first.

Setting The Standard

IEST-RP-CC012.2, Considerations in Cleanroom Design

IEST recommended practice IEST-RP-CC012.1, Considerations in Cleanroom Design, has recently been revised and is scheduled for publication later this year.


World Cleanroom Projects

World cleanroom projects

The following cleanroom projects have been either first announced or revised in the month of June.

Iest Elects New Officers

IEST elects new officers

The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) has announced its new officers for the term beginning July 1, 2006.



News snippets from the world of contamination control

Fda Inspection Insights.

FDA inspection insights

MasterControl Inc., provider of innovative quality management software solutions, recently released an article addressing facility inspections.

Ecolab Buys Uk Contamina

Ecolab buys U.K. contamination control products company

Ecolab Inc. has purchased Shield Medicare Ltd.

Contecrsquos New China F

Contec’s new China facility services dynamic electronics market

Last month, Contec Inc. (Spartanburg, S. C.) officially opened its new manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China.

Microsoft Announces 2006

Microsoft announces 2006 Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Innovation Award Winners

Microsoft Corp. has announced the winners of the Microsoft(R) Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Innovation Awards 2006, honoring the breakthrough contributions that companies are making in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries through the best use of Microsoft-based solutions.

A Stop Along The Way To

A stop along the way to 450 mm silicon

In late May, semiconductor manufacturers confirmed that the jump from 300- to 450-millimeter wafers was too broad to be covered in one step.



Stacking the odds: View into a vertical vivarium

A vertical vivarium at UCLA’s Neuroscience Research Center provides contamination control and interdisciplinary collaboration


Critical issues in gas delivery for advanced semiconductor processing

The residual moisture within the gas panel can react with a halogen-based gas, leading to corrosion that can gradually affect the performance of critical components.


Point-of-use ultrapure water for immersion lithography

Liquid immersion lithography (LIL) has catapulted to the forefront of all lithography discussions recently.

Special Report

Advanced Particle Counting Technology:

Concurrent need for speed, resolution, cost-effectiveness and other factors shape new products


Product Spotlight


Cleanrooms can certainly differ from one application to the next, but one aspect they all share is the need for adequate hand protection. Glove products can vary widely in sterility, weight, length, resistance to contaminants, and the materials from which they're made, affecting how you choose one hand-protection product over another for your critical environment.

New Products

new products

Each month, CleanRooms brings you a collection of the latest product innovations in the contamination-control industry.