(2003), "Mondiaquartz opens", Microelectronics International, Vol. 20 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/mi.2003.21820aab.005
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Mr. Aimar Maine, CEO of Mondiaquartz, inaugurated the new industrial site at Bernin near Grenoble. Bernin is the first site in Europe to apply microelectronics industry standards to quartz production. Mondiaquartz will use the site to produce products for the manufacturing of 300 mm wafers.
The opening ceremony took place in the presence of Maurice Cazenave and François Brothe, Members of Parliament for the Isère region, André Vidal, Mayor of Bernin, Jean Vaylet, Atmel Grenoble CEO and President of the Isère Entreprendre network, together with a large number of celebrities from the microelectronics sector.
Bernin is the first site in Europe to apply microelectronics industry standards to quartz production and to guarantee clean room conditions from one end of the production line to the other. The site includes 1,500 m2 of air- conditioned production shops; two class ten flow clean rooms for cleaning and packaging inspection. The building has been designed to comply with ISO 14000 standards.