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5 Key elements to look for in your etch process
High wafer throughput Fast etch rates and low clean overheads mean higher tool uptime. Higher uptime means more wafers through your fab Profile control Vertical facets means higher device efficiency – more light out for power in Smooth surfaces Smooth surfaces means less light scattering – more usable light Accurate depth control Essential with such complex structures, stopping in the right layer can make or break your device Uniformity Uniform etch depth means that more devices can be...
5 Habits that are bad for your indoor air quality
School is starting, but warm weather means we are still spending more time outside and keeping windows open as much as possible. However, it doesn’t mean we are safe from poor indoor air quality at home. In fact, indoor air may be more polluted in the summer months than in the wintertime. The reasons include high humidity, pollutant buildup, pesticides and VOCs. There are certain habits in particular that put our health and well-being at risk in the summer and fall, but awareness and a few tweaks in these...
5 ways to keep asthma in check
Asthma rates have been on the rise for some time - in 2009 nearly 1 in 12 Americans were diagnosed with the long-term inflammatory disease that restricts airways and makes it difficult to breathe. Other symptoms include coughing, wheezing and chest tightness, and these often get worse when the patient is also fighting a common cold or flu. Asthma affects people of all ages, but especially children: Up to 10% of children are diagnosed with childhood asthma. Many will grow out of it, but the disease and treatment...
Air pollution facts, 5 pollution facts you should know!
Air Pollution Facts Most Don`t Know The air we breathe becomes polluted for many reasons. Emissions from cars and trucks, chemicals from industrial production and that list can go on. Many people consider themselves air pollution experts -it is after all a hot topic and common discussion point that many of us want part of and to demonstrate our knowledge. The best way to tackle air pollution is right from the start to be properly informed. Air pollution can at times be a bit of a drab topic to read about, but...
5 Processes Where Quality and EHS Convergence Makes Complete Sense
There are also many overlaps between the quality standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and EHS standards such as OHSAS 18001. As businesses look to find greater efficiencies by streamlining and integrating business processes, as well as get a better return on their IT investments, quality and EHS convergence makes sense. Forward-looking businesses are already finding areas of commonality and synergies in their QMS and EHS processes and technologies. After all, the processes around managing quality incidents and...