December 2008

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From the Director

EHS Executive Committee

Training for PV Industry


SEMICON Japan Keynotes

SEMICON Japan Regulatory Seminar

SEMICON Japan Global Environment Symposium

Materials Declaration White Paper

Standards and Sustainability

SEMI Members Recognized

Events Calendar

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December 3–5
Chiba, Japan

January 20–22
Seoul, Korea

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From the Director

Thank you all for the feedback on the last Newsletter regarding my list of the top 7 EHS issues that the SEMI EHS Division should address. In general, the feedback I received agreed that these are the "right" issues for the SEMI EHS Division to address.

In this issue, I want to discuss SEMI's plans for responding to the need for a comprehensive supply chain sustainability initiative... (More)

Aaron Zude
Senior Director
SEMI EHS Division

EHS Executive Committee Adds Sustainability Goals

The SEMI EHS Executive Committee guides the direction of global EHS activities at SEMI. The Committee, which has met several times in 2008, is continuing its long-standing focus on providing SEMI member value through long-term planning and near-term execution. This year, Mary Puma, chairman and CEO of Axcelis Technologies, was named the chair of the committee. As part of Puma's tenure, the Committee proposed... (More)

EHS Division Launches Training and Education Initiative for the Photovoltaic (PV) Industry
Leveraging Knowledge Gained from Semiconductor Manufacturing

In response to the need for global EHS education and information exchange within the PV industry, SEMI will conduct PV EHS workshops at 2008 and 2009 SEMICON and SOLARCON events in Asia, Europe and the U.S. These workshops will be a first step towards satisfying the need for developing experienced EHS professionals and fostering development of proven EHS procedures within the PV industry... (More)

EHS Highlights at SEMICON Japan
SEMICON Japan 2008 is the place to get connected with EHS (Environment, Health, and Safety) and sustainability issues impacting the global supply chains for the semiconductor, microelectronic, display, photovoltaic, MEMS, TAP, and related industries... (More)

SEMICON Japan Opening Keynotes: Sustainability — The Future of Semiconductors
In the SEMICON Japan opening keynote speeches, three industry executives and a senior government official will discuss the future of the semiconductor industry, focusing on "Sustainability." Each keynote speech will address sustainability from different perspectives such as... (More)

SEMICON Japan International EHS Compliance and Regulatory Seminar
To comply with national, regional and international chemical regulations, the semiconductor industry must manage substances throughout the supply chain. To help with compliance, the Regulatory Seminar focuses on recent and possible future chemical regulations... (More)

SEMICON Japan Global Environment Symposium
Environmental considerations are essential for corporate sustainability and also create new business opportunities. This symposium provides the most up-to-date sustainability accomplishments in the semiconductor industry, especially corporate strategies to ease climate change... (More)

SEMI Publishes Materials Declaration White Paper

SEMI recently published an industry White Paper entitled, "Reporting on the Material Composition of Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment, Subassemblies, and Components". The Paper summarizes the value of harmonized approached for disclosing hazardous materials... (More).

Standards and Sustainability
By James Amano, Director, SEMI International Standards

Although prices have moderated recently, the general trend towards costlier energy, as well as environmental concerns, has motivated many of us to modify our lifestyles to be more sustainable, both economically and environmentally. Although environmental awareness is a new thing for many of us, the SEMI International Standards Program has been developing consensus standards for a more sustainable industry for quite some time. For example... (More)

SEMI Members Recognized for Energy Reduction

The International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI) has recognized Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL) and Applied Materials, Inc. for their dedication to resource conservation in the semiconductor equipment industry. In appreciation of their excellence in equipment energy reduction, plaques were presented to Mr. Satoshi Saito, director EHS, TEL, and Dr. Stanley Hughes, product safety director, Applied Materials during a reception... (More).

Events Calendar

December 3–5, 2008, Chiba, JAPAN
January 20–22, 2009, Seoul, KOREA

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