In semiconductor fabrication manufacturing, minimization of particle contamination on semiconductor wafers is getting increasingly important as the integrated circuit (IC) devices on the wafers decrease in size.
The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) recently announced that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published ISO 14644-8, Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments - Part 8: Classification of airborne molecular contamination.
According to a recent announcement by Andrew C. von Eschenbach, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, the FDA will establish a new nanotechnology task force to examine the agency’s regulatory approaches with regard to nanomaterials used in FDA-regulated products.
As both the quality and quantity requirements for contaminant-free water increase, the demands for innovative technologies and improved system designs are creating challenges and opportunities for the multitude of industries that require ultrapure water.
From pumps to complete central vac systems, vacuum technology is an important element in cleanroom or clean-processing applications. This month’s spotlight features the latest vacuum accessories, tools and systems for your contamination-sensitive operations.