Table of Contents

Solid State Technology

Year 2006
Issue 3


Your Market Analysis

Reusable Cleanroom Garments Part 2

Last month, this column focused on the use of reusable cleanroom garments as an alternative to disposable garments.

Inventors Corner

Inventor’s Corner

The latest contamination-control innovations and inventions

From The Editor

Show me the manufacturing!

The biotech industry has political clout.

Setting The Standard

IEST-RP-CC034.2: HEPA- and ULPA-filter leak tests

The performance of any cleanroom and its ability to achieve and maintain the designed cleanliness class are critically dependent on the performance of the air filters used in its construction.



Freescale overcomes GaAs MOSFET issue

A few days after Intel’s announcement, Freescale Semiconductor (Austin, TX) stated it had solved the problem of building metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) devices in gallium arsenide (GaAs)-an innovation that could mean new uses for GaAs, since GaAs MOSFETs should be faster than their similarly sized silicon counterparts.


45nm processes pose challenges for conventional contamination control

For semiconductor processing, being small is big-especially if you’re the first to reach a process node.


BU emphasizes redundancy in its NIH contract for Level 4 lab

There are legitimate concerns about building a Level 4 biosafety laboratory in an urban center such as Boston, but there are also benefits.



Balancing infection control, care, and cost in isolation rooms

Best practices in mitigating the spread of nosocomial infection and airborne diseases in hospitals and emergency departments


Fundamentals of particle counting

Selecting an airborne-particle counter for ISO 14644-1 certification

Special Report

New nutraceutical manufacturing standards

FDA regulations promise opportunity for contamination-control industry


New Products

New products

Compiled by Angela Godwin

Product Spotlight

Consultant services

Compiled by Angela Godwin