ALBANY, N.Y. & PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., July 10, 2012 - SEMATECH and Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL), a global leader in filtration, separation and purification technologies, announced today that Pall has joined the International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI) program based at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany. Pall will partner with leading chip makers and suppliers on ISMI’s equipment productivity and factory automation projects to address equipment stability and sustainability challenges as well as next-generation factory processing issues.
“The increasing complexity of semiconductor devices gives rise to the need for more sophisticated contamination control solutions," said Steve Chisolm, president of Pall Microelectronics. "Our partnership with ISMI will enable further development of innovative cleaning processes to help semiconductor manufacturers meet their contamination control challenges.”
“Contamination is a key barrier to the industry's ability to develop next-generation microchips. The partnership with Pall adds an important industry supplier perspective that will help enhance manufacturing effectiveness through improved maintenance efficiency and defect reduction," said Richard Young, SEMATECH vice president of Manufacturing Technology. “We look forward to working with Pall and ISMI's members to bring proven industry solutions into high volume manufacturing.”
ISMI is working cooperatively with semiconductor manufacturers to develop novel manufacturing capabilities to solve common productivity, cost, and cycle time challenges in semiconductor factories and equipment. ISMI also provides industry leadership in sustainability and green initiatives by addressing regulatory issues and resource conservation in manufacturing operations.
ISMI membership is open to all semiconductor manufacturers and suppliers. As a member-driven consortium, participating companies continuously evaluate and refresh ISMI’s program content. In addition, ISMI and its members collaborate with a broad network of companies, consortia, universities, national laboratories, and associations from around the world to tackle manufacturing and ESH technology challenges.
About Pall Corporation
Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing solutions to meet the critical fluid management needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry. Pall works with customers to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The company’s engineered products enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation, with total revenues of $2.7 billion for fiscal year 2011, is an S&P 500 company with almost 11,000 employees serving customers worldwide. Pall has been named a “top green company” by Newsweek magazine. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener, safer, more sustainable future, follow us on Twitter @PallCorporation or visit www.pall.com/green.
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