YellowBox Chase Area
The chase is essentially the heart and operation center for the YellowBox. It is isolated from users/researchers, and all adjustable gauges, controls, valves, and switches are accessed in the service chase by authorized personnel only. The glass walls give a complete view of the Class 1,000 and Class 10,000 spaces without the need to gown up and enter the cleanroom environment.
Gases are supplied to the cleanroom via compressed gas cylinders with a control system for automatically switching out of empty gas cylinders to prevent interruptions to cleanroom operations. Gases used currently include ultra-high purity argon, nitrogen, oxygen, and CF4. More gases can be added or removed as the needs of the Conformable Decoders research group change.
The facilities supplied from the chase to the wet benches include process vacuum, nitrogen, compressed dry air, and deionized water. Deionized water is supplied to the wet benches (Type 1, ~18 MOhms), and the wet bench hoods are exhausted for low concentration, corrosive fumes generated by pouring small quantities of acids and developers.
We believe that digestion is vital in the heart, brain, and stomach: we digest knowledge in the brain, passion in the heart, and food in the stomach to design and create novel biomedical devices that can affect our bodies and explore the organs. This is the magic of our YellowBox.