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SEMI S2 and S8 Directives

Win Customer Trust by Offering Tested Semiconductor Production

In the semiconductor industry, the SEMI S2 and S8 Guidelines are the recognized standards. Many buyers have even begun including them in their terms of contract. Hone your competitive edge and win new customers by certifying your semiconductor production facility. Our certification proves that your product fulfills the international standards for safety and ergonomics. As it so happens: these standards also apply to flat screen manufacturing. And if you wish, our experts will gladly assist in all aspects of exporting to the EU or North America.

Benefits at a Glance

With TÜV Rheinland certification of your semiconductor production facilities, you will:

  • Communicate your commitment to high quality
  • Decrease your risk of liability with documented safety standards
  • Gain competitive edge, given a neutral mark of approval
  • Benefit from a brief testing period and from our years of experience
  • Demonstrate the suitability of your systems for the semiconductor industry

Our Services in Semiconductor and Flat Screen Production

In addition to certification, we offer comprehensive services from a single source:

  • Support and development assistance from the design stage – up to SEMI S2/S8 conformance
  • Risk assessment in accordance with SEMI S10 or other international standards
  • Complete SEMI S2/S8 report
  • Researching local or country-specific requirements in the U.S. or other locations
  • Chemical and environmental evaluations
  • Support and training in compliance with relevant EU directives or other international standards
  • Flexible and timely support for addressing safety issues
  • Environmental and resource conservation according to SEMI S23 analyses

Note: different standards apply to SEMI S2 and S8. In most cases, it is therefore necessary to conform to both American and European requirements. Ergonomic safety assessments are also needed.

The SEMI S2 and S8 Guidelines

These standards were developed by the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) trade organization. The two most important SEMI standards are:

  • SEMI S2: Equipment Safety Evaluations - assessments of facility safety
  • SEMI S8: Ergonomic Evaluation - assessments of ergonomics

All Evaluation Criteria at a Glance

  • Electrical Safety
  • Ergonomics
  • Radiation
  • Environmental influences
  • Fire
  • Chemical requirements
  • Earthquake

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