Tiger Optics, a leading manufacturer of laser-based trace gas analysers, has announced at SEMICON West 2008 the launch of its flagship product for clean-room applications, the Tiger-i™.

With absolute accuracy and immediate, calibration-free analysis, the Tiger-i line of analysers provides a ‘superior approach to monitoring clean-room ambient air for gas phase airborne molecular contaminants (AMC’s) that increasingly compromise manufacturing process quality and yield’.

The Tiger-i line employs Tiger Optics’ exclusively patented Continuous Wave Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CW-CRDS).

The Tiger-i line measures into parts per trillion (ppt) levels of trace hydrofluoride (HF) and hydrochloride (HCl) gases, which combined with ammonia or amines, can lead to contamination and overall quality breakdown.

“Keeping its eye on the needs of the clean-room market, Tiger Optics has revolutionised the industry’s approach to ambient air measurement,” said Lisa Bergson, CEO of Tiger Optics.

“The clean-room industry, through the Tiger-i, can better achieve maximum uptime and yield, and look forward to continued growth in the potential of CW-CRDS technology.”

The Tiger-i cleanroom analyzer is currently available in two platforms for optimal service, the Tiger-i 1000 and the Tiger-i 2000.