Glossary and Acronyms
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EECS course "Microelectronic Processing Technology." Prerequisite for Using the Microsystems Technology Laboratories' fabrication facilities.
Shorthand for "administrative assistant."
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White suits worn in cleanrooms. Also known as cleanroom suits and cleanroom gowns.
Department of Chemical Engineering (Link)
Chemical Hygiene Plan
Center for Integrated Circuits and Systems (Link)
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
Common Object Representation for Advanced Laboratories. Suite of software tools designed to help with the management and operation of MTL. (Link)
Consolidated Salary Expense Analysis (a monthly payroll report)
Digital Integrated Circuits and Systems
Departments, Labs, and Centers
Department of Materials Science and Engineering (Link)
Department of Transportation
Electron Beam Lithography Laboratory
Electronic Design Automation
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Link)
Environmental Health & Safety Office. Overseers of safety policy at MIT. Also known as EH&S. (Link)
Exploratory Materials Laboratory. Located on fifth floor of Building 39. Broad range of devices fabricated here.
Environmental Protection Agency
Emergency Response Team
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Shorthand term for Fabrication Facilities
Fabrication Facilities Access (Link)
Industrial Advisory Board (Link)
Integrated Circuits Laboratory. Located on second floor of Building 39. Class 10 cleanroom. CMOS and CMOS-compatible devices fabricated here.
Thin plastic card with magnetic stripe. These cards are used for access to lab and other restricted areas. (Link)
- Identicard form
Form used for requesting and updating a user's lab/restricted area access.
Intelligent Transportation Research Center
- Machine Charge Chart
Matrix detailing what the usage rates are for MTL equipment. (Link)
Department of Mechanical Engineering (Link)
Micro-electro Mechanical Systems
MEMS@MIT is a research group focusing on MEMS.
Microsystems Industrial Group (Link)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Link)
Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor
Materials, Structures and Devices Focus Center
Material Safety Data Sheets
Microsystems Technology Laboratories
MTL User Machine Management System (Link)
- Process Flow Matrix
Matrix made by the PTC to illustrate MTL machine capabilities. (Link)
- Process Unit
Measurement used within MTL to determine cost of machine usage and process variables.
Process Technology Committee
- Safety Diamond
Symbol used by the NFPA to classify various hazard ratings. The diamond is broken into four sections. Numbers in the three colored sections range from 0 (least severe hazard) to 4 (most severe hazard). The fourth (white) section is left blank and is used only to denote special fire fighting measures/hazards. also known as the NFPA Safety Diamond.
Symbol for the element silicon
School of Engineering. Also abbreviated as SoE. (Link)
Standard Operating Procedure
Semiconductor Process Representation
Technology Computer-Aided Design
Training Needs Assessment
Technology Research Laboratories. Located on fourth floor of Building 39. Class 100 cleanroom. CMOS-compatible, optoelectronic, MEMS devices fabricated here.
- VLSI Seminars
Semi-weekly seminar series held in the spring and fall, hosted by MTL. (Link)
A small thin circular slice of a semiconducting material, such as pure silicon or quartz, on which an integrated circuit can be formed.