Suits are clothing, obviously. But the word can also mean: LAWSUITS - civil legal actions EXECUTIVES - (slang, because that's what they wear) upper level employees of a comp…any. FBI AGENTS or other governmental officials - (slang) likewise for their apparel (MORE)
A suite is usually a set of something, like a suite of furniture. In computing terms, a suite refers to a group of applications that come together as one set. Microsoft Offi…ce is the obvious example, but there are many others. (MORE)
Asbestos fibers cause several fatal diseases including mesothelioma and lung cancer; the EPA regulates which products asbestos may be used in (like brake pads or cement) and g…enerally discourages use if there are reasonable alternative materials available- (MORE)
Computer chips are made up of silicon. Silicon can be converted into p type or n type using the process of doping. Doping is a process of adding impurity. it means that by add…ed impurity, silicon changes its characteristics. In order to avoid undesired impurities, those people wear that protective suit. .
Humans really have almost no impurities on their bodies that would change the characteristics of silicon or any other semiconductor. The contamination of concern here that these suits prevent is shed hairs and dead skin cells; either of which is much larger in size than several hundred transistors in a modern IC chip. .
If even one dead skin cell fell on a wafer during handling one or more chips on that wafer would be missing entirely that many transistors or the metal interconnects between all those transistors or instead all those transistors would be shorted together by one massive metal interconnect or instead various other faults would cover the area where that cell fell; depending on the process step the wafer was in. .
A hair is even worse than a skin cell as it has length and will therefor damage dozens to thousands of chips on the wafer depending on how it lands. (MORE)
The tiniest flake of hair or skin cells can ruin a production run of chips. The suit is there to protect the chips and not so much the technician. Many toxic substances are us…ed in etching integrated circuits but these vapors would not get in to the working environment. (MORE)
Al Worden told me there are over 500 Apollo suits alone in archival storage at the Garber facility in Washington D.C. .
I would assume there are considerable fewer Mercury an…d Gemini suits and many more Shuttle suits. I'm not sure of the actual count, but it wouldn't surprise me if there were close to 3,000. (MORE)
A suite is a collection of pieces published together and often intended by the composer to be performed as one work during recitals or concerts. The pieces are usually united …around some kind of theme or musical idea. Many suites, especially those written in past centuries, are made up of pieces written in various dance styles and rhythms. Think of a suite of rooms, several rooms that are accessible to each other and that form a harmonious and functional unit. Sometimes a composer will collect favorite themes or sections from larger works and present them as suites. Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker is an example. The Nutcracker is a major length ballet loved by many people around the world. When you hear 'The Nutcracker Suite' on the radio or other media, you are not hearing every note of the ballet as Tchaikovsky wrote it, but a collection of the well known melodies presented together. Another example is the Peer Gynt Suite by Grieg. This is a collection of wonderful works by Grieg, originally meant to be incidental music to a stage play by Ibsen. (MORE)