View Full Version : Term of the Day: Clean Room

12-10-2001, 08:19 PM
A work area in which the air quality, temperature and humidity are highly regulated in order to protect sensitive equipment from contamination. Clean rooms are important features in the production of silicon chips, hard disk drives and other technologies such as satellites. The air in a clean room is repeatedly filtered to remove dust particles and other impurities that can damage the production of highly sensitive technologies.

The measure of the air quality of a clean room is described in Federal Standard 209. Clean rooms are rated as "Class 10,000," where there exists no more than 10,000 particles larger than 0.5 microns in any given cubic foot of air; "Class 1000," where there exists no more than 1000 particles; and "Class 100," where there exists no more than 100 particles. Hard disk drive fabrication requires a Class 100 clean room.

People who work in clean rooms must wear special protective clothing called "bunny suits" that do not give off lint particles and prevent human skin and hair particles from entering the room's atmosphere.

12-10-2001, 11:52 PM
yes I took a class on microchips in high school. It was funny. Our teacher (mrs. lee). Who has a intreasting sense of humor. She sent two students out to get her school mail in bunny suits (they volunteered). The people in the mail room thought thier was a radation leak somewhere. Sure scared them. SPAM:o

12-18-2001, 04:39 PM
got a friend who´s controlling production of MDs at Sony Austria. he sais cleen rooms are great fun :D. think he got a fable for plastic clothing ;D

12-23-2001, 05:13 PM
My father is now actually moving into some business ventures, involving co-location services, server hosting, and whatnot. SPAMI'm not exactly sure what he's doing, but I know that he's using a facility that used to be owned by Seagate, and it has a bunch of their clean rooms left, so maybe I'll go party there some time ;). SPAMOne of my web-design friends also made a web site for a company that manufactures sticky matts for clean rooms. SPAMIt's a really cool concept, but probably not something that I could really stand to work in ;D.