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. SEMI S2 is the foundation guideline in SEMI's fleet of safety documents which defines the minimum safety requirements required for your semiconductor products. Conforming to SEMI S2 contributes to the marketability of your products and efficiency, and profitability of your business.
On top of SEMI S2 guidelines, there are other SEMI safety guidelines such as SEMI S1 for Equipment Safety Labels and SEMI S8 for Ergonomics Engineering of Semiconductors.
In many instances, customers may contractually require conformance to SEMI S2 guidelines. Furthermore, some local authorities also use parts of the SEMI S2 guidelines as a way to ensure that equipment meets electrical and fire safety requirements.
TÜV SÜD’s multidisciplinary team of experts possess the knowledge and experience to provide you with industry-accepted equipment assessment services according to SEMI S2 and other SEMI guidelines and other internationally recognised standards.
Our extensive range of in-house services for SEMI S2 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 comprehensive suite of SEMI S2 and other services supports you throughout the entire product lifecycle.
Design & build
We offer design evaluation and testing services of manufacturing equipment and components to support compliance with SEMI S2 guidelines, CE marking, NRTL, CSA and in-situ EMC, as well as many other specific end-user or local requirements.
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.
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.