Re: Boat versus Cassette

Subject: Re: Boat versus Cassette
From: "Sandy, Corinne" <CHS8 -at- CPSOD1 -dot- EM -dot- CDC -dot- GOV>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 1995 12:54:00 EST

You need to consult with the users. Go out there and interview them and see
what other meanings "boat" v "cassette" have. Take a poll and ask them what
would happen if the terminology changed? The users are why we write this
stuff to begin with. Would it confuse them or would they be able to
integrate it easily into their jobs. It sounds more like a cultural thing
which can be changed if the powers-that-be authorize it. If not, you might
hear a lot of unnecessary mumbling about it. But, it will be easier to go
to one in charge, after you have taken some user polls to support
(hopefully) your argument that the change would not interfer and that it is
necessary for accuracy. I'm with you.

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From: Bill Burns <WBURNS -at- VAX -dot- MICRON -dot- COM>
Subject: Re: Boat versus Cassette
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In reference to Scott Cluff's message, I'll complicate matters more by
noting what terms are in use at another end of the same production process.

In Assembly (where those silicon wafers are processed and packaged), we
use the term "boat" to refer to the teflon container used to transport
the wafers from fabrication into our cleanrooms. After the wafers are
onto taped frames so they can be diced, they are transferred into a
Since the mounting procedure involves both cassettes and boats, procedure
writing can get a little hairy (and that's not good news in a cleanroom
atmosphere). What happens, then, is that the terms are used differently,
as a rule, in different departments (hope the intermediate step doesn't
in now).

Bill Burns
Assembly Technical Writer/Editor
Micron Technology

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