Show your commitment to international quality and safety standards
The semiconductor and related industries are driven by rapid technological innovation and evolving market trends. To remain competitive, manufacturers must continually adapt to the growing number of materials, device structures, fabrication processes and integrated circuit designs. In addition, semiconductor manufacturing involves a wide range of environmental, health and safety hazards. As the industry becomes more complex, so do the global requirements for ensuring safety, quality and sustainability.
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) is a global industry association with members from all sectors of the semiconductor and related industries. The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Committee within SEMI's International Standards Division develops industry standards and guidelines that are globally accepted as ensuring the highest level of safety and quality.
SEMI standards are developed by the SEMI® International Standards programme, which focuses on lowering manufacturing costs, developing new industries and guaranteeing the existence of open markets. Conforming to these standards contributes to the efficiency, marketability and profitability of your business.
In many instances, customers may contractually require conformance to the SEMI®guidelines. Furthermore, some local authorities also use parts of the SEMI® guidelines as a way to ensure that equipment meets electrical and fire safety requirements.
Our extensive range of in-house services helps manufacturers and end users to cost-effectively address the hazards of high-tech manufacturing. In addition to offering comprehensive evaluations and reports, we can provide you with our TÜV SÜD certification marks, which are globally recognised and synonymous with quality and safety.
Our services at a glance
- Design & build - We offer design evaluation and testing services of manufacturing equipment and components to support compliance with SEMI® guidelines, CE marking, NRTL, CSA and in-situ EMC, as well as many other specific end user or local requirements.
Installation - Our on-site testing services establish compliance with regulatory requirements, such as field labelling in the U.S. and Canada. We also provide EHS services to assist with the on-time start-up or expansion of large facilities, and help to create programmes to ensure that good equipment design is not compromised by unsafe equipment installation.
Operation & maintenance - TÜV SÜD supports the development, implementation and monitoring of a broad range of EHS-related programmes.
Change & modification - We offer evaluation and testing services to ensure that changes and modifications to equipment do not adversely affect the hazard or risk characteristics of the equipment or its surroundings.
Decommissioning & disposal - We provide EHS services to create programmes, procedures and testing to ensure that equipment or facility decontamination and decommissioning can be done in a safe and effective manner.