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December 2023

Contamination Control

  • Tech Talk: Progression of Cleanroom Standards Development, 1959-1970s
  • Tech Talk: New Standard on Macro-Particles and Visible Particles in Cleanrooms—ISO 14644-17, Particle deposition rate applications
Environmental Test and Product Reliability

  • Influence of Windowing and Overlapping on Kurtosis Value of Non-Gaussian IFFT Signals Generated by Shaker Controllers
  • Initial Development of a High-Power Solid-State Solar Simulator
  • A New Method Using Pseudovelocity-Based Fatigue Analysis to Determine the Effectiveness of Acoustic Fields Used for Acoustic Testing
  • Evaluation of Copper and Gold Wire Bonds in PEM Devices



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