Clients
  

Since its founding in March 1990, Colin Gordon Associates has worked on many hundreds of projects. These have ranged in size and complexity from problem solving studies involving one or two man-days of effort to long-term projects involving the design and construction of major industrial and commercial complexes. The list below shows major work areas and representative clients in each area, some of which may have been carried out by CGA staff while at other firms.


Microelectronics Fabrication

Healthcare, Biotech, and Pharmaceutical Facilities

LCD-TFT and Flat Panel Fabrication Facilities

Advanced Research and Development Facilities

Offices, Hotels, Conference Centers and Residential Properties

Universities and Educational Facilities

Instruments and Tools for Microelectronics Production, Medical Research and General Research


Microelectronics Fabrication

We have provided design, measurement and problem solving services on several hundred microelectronics facilities involved in microchip fabrication. These facilities include Wafer Fabrication, PCB, Assembly, Crystal Growing, etc. "End User" clients have included:

Advanced Micro Devices American Microsystems Inc. Chartered Semiconductor
Cypress Semiconductor Fujitsu GlobalFoundaries
Hewlett-Packard IBM IM Flash Technologies, LLC
Integrated Device Technology Lockheed LSI Logic
Lucent Technologies Matsushita Micron Technology
Mosel Vitelic Motorola National Semiconductor
Nan Ya NEC NCR
Phillips Powerchip Semiconductor S-T Microelectronics
Samsung Siltronic Spansion, LLC
TSMC Vishay Siliconix Inc. Western Digital

Healthcare, Biotech, and Pharmaceutical Facilities

Our work on these facilities has involved the normal range of architectural acoustics, noise and vibration control. On many projects we have also provided input on structural dynamics issues.

Abbott Laboratories Acuson Affymax Research
Amgen AZ BioDesign Institute, ASU Baylor College of Medicine
Borrow Neurosciences Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles Children's Hospital, Stanford

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical
Research - Shanghai

Coulter Pharmaceutical El Paso Children’s Hospital
Fibrogen Genentech, Inc. Gilead Sciences
Hitachi Medical Systems Inhale Inventive Technologies
Kaiser Permanente Komag Li ka-Shing Center, UC Berkeley
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Medtronic Methodist Heart Institute
NIH Baltimore NIH Bethesda NIH Rocky Mountain Labs
St. Joseph's Hospital, Eureka Sugen Systemix
Tularik UC Davis Cancer Center Versicor

LCD-TFT and Flat Panel Fabrication Facilities

Colin Gordon Associates has significant experience in the unique design requirements for vibration and noise control in LCD TFT fabs, including several recent projects with Generation 5 facilities. This work includes design for the specific vibration requirements for steppers, array testers, laser cutter and repair tools, probe stations, inspection equipment, etc., and in the control of vibration from typical sources within LCD TFT facilities, such as mechanical equipment, personnel, AGVs and RGVs, etc. We provide careful, calculated, and experienced design input in order to meet the facilities requirements in a cost effective manner. We have current and past projects designing LCD-TFT facilities for the following companies:

Acer Display Technologies Incorporated AU Optronics Incorporated Candescent Technologies
Chi Mei Optoelectronics Chunghwa Picture Tube (CPT) Eagle TFT
HannStar Display Corporation Motorola Flat Panel Quanta Display Incorporated (QDI)

Advanced Research and Development Facilities

CGA has worked on many advanced research facilities including those specializing in nanotechnology. Our work on these facilities has involved structural dynamics, interpretation of tools specifications, architectural acoustics, noise and vibration control.

Argonne National Laboratory Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University Brookhaven National Laboratory
CRANN, trinity College Dublin Kavli Idaho National Laboratory
Nanotechnology Institute, Cal Tech King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Laboratório Internacional de Nanotecnologia, Braga, Portugal
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LSU Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices
National Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Alberta National Physical Laboratory (UK) Naval Research Laboratory
Niels Bohr Science Park, Copenhagen NIST US Army Adelphi Research Laboratory
Sandia National Laboratories Stinson Remick Hall, University of Notre Dame  

Offices, Hotels, Conference Centers and Residential Properties

Projects have included design and problem solving work for the following:

Aladdin Hotel/Casino, NV Cisco Systems eBay
First City Center, Austin Franklin Templeton, CA Hewlett-Packard
Intel Los Altos Library, CA NationsBank, Atlanta
Varian Auditorium, CA Wind River Systems Monterey Plaza Hotel, CA
Robert's Residence, AZ    

Universities and Educational Facilities

Our work on educational facilities has involved the following organizations:

Arizona State University Boise State University California Institute of Technology
Cambridge University Cornell University Georgia Institute of Technology
John Hopkins University Michigan State University MIT
New Mexico Tech Oregon State University Pennsylvania State University
Purdue University Stanford University State University of New York, Albany
Trinity College, Dublin UC Berkeley UC Davis
UC Irvine UC San Francisco UCLA
University of Alabama University of Arizona University of Chicago
University of Colorado University of Copenhagen University of Florida
University of Maryland University of Massachusetts University of Michigan
University of Oregon University of Pennsylvania University of Southern California
University of Washington Washington State University  

Instruments and Tools for Microelectronics Production, Medical Research and General Research

We have provided services directly or indirectly to a wide range of companies that manufacture specialized instruments and tools. These include:

Amray Applied Materials ASML
Asyst Canon Cymer Laser
Etec FEI Hitachi
Inventive Technologies Jeol Karl Suss
KLA - Tencor LAM Research Leica
Nikon Read-Rite Seagate Technology
Semitool Speedfam TEL
Toshiba UltraTech Voxel