Overview of Projects

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

We have provided design, measurement and problem solving services on several hundred microelectronics facilities involved in microchip fabrication. "End User" clients have included:

Healthcare Biopharmaceutical 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.


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.

Semiconductor Manufacturing

Colin Gordon Associates has provided vibration and acoustics consulting services related to both design and problem-solving for almost every significant semiconductor manufacturer in the U.S., as well as many companies in Asia and Europe. These facilities include Wafer Fabrication, PCB, Assembly, Crystal Growing, etc.

Advanced Research and Development Facilities

Our work on these facilities has involved structural dynamics as well as the normal range of architectural acoustics, noise and vibration control.

  • NIST
  • US Army Adelphi Research Laboratory
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • LSU Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices
  • Argonne National Laboratory

Offices, Hotels, Conference Centers and Residential Properties

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

  • Aladdin Hotel/Casino, NV
  • Cisco Systems
  • 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 / Educational Facilities

Our work on educational facilities has involved the following organizations:

  • Arizona State University
  • Boise State University
  • MIT
  • New Mexico Tech.
  • Stanford University
  • UC Davis
  • UC Irvine
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Washington

Instruments and Tools, 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
  • Hitachi
  • Inventive Technologies
  • Jeol
  • Karl Suss
  • KLA
  • LAM Research
  • Leica
  • Nikon
  • Read-Rite
  • Seagate Technology
  • Semitool
  • Speedfam
  • TEL
  • Toshiba
  • UltraTech
  • Voxel