Semiconductor Components, Instruments, and Subsystems (SCIS) Special Interest Group

Semiconductor Components, Instruments, and Subsystems (SCIS) Special Interest Group

The Semiconductor Components, Instruments, and Subsystems (SCIS) Special Interest Group represents companies that produce, package and/or distribute any of the following used in semiconductor or related industries:

  • Components such as seals, filters, mass flow controllers, valves, sensors, ion beam sources, etc.
  • Instruments for in-line and off-line data measurement, collection, and monitoring
  • Sub-systems that support process tools e.g. vacuum, robotics, power conversion, abatement, chillers, etc.

Join us!  
If you are interested in joining this new SEMI Special Interest Group focused on the common issues of components, instruments, and subsystem companies, please contact Lin Tso at SEMI at

SCIS Information

July 8: Variability Control – A Key Challenge and Opportunity for Driving Towards Manufacturing Excellence
SEMICON West 2014 - TechXPOT South

July 9: Subcomponent Supply Chain Challenges for 10 nm and Beyond
SEMICON West 2014 - TechXPOT South

SEMI Forms Semiconductor Components, Instruments, and Subsystems (SCIS) Working Group (Nov 2013)

Committee Member List

Dalia Vernikovsky - Co-Chair
CEO & General Manager
Applied Seals

Adrienne Pierce - Co-Chair
Director of Business Development

Dale A. Poole Jr.
General Manager
Horiba Semiconductor

Doreen Ball-DiFazio, PhD
Member of Technical Staff
Brooks Automation

Alan Maher
Business Manager
Greene Tweed & Co.

Michael Zickar, PhD
Head of Technology Development
VAT Vacuumvalves AG

Barry Gotlinsky
Nanometrics Solutions LLC

Karey Holland, Ph.D. 
Vice President – Process Technology        

Steve Holland

Ray Morgan

Lin Tso
Sr. Programs Manager

May Su
VP, Strategic Marketing
Brooks Automation

Tom Karlicek
Director of Marketing
Advanced Energy

Dave Haserott
Manager, Engineering
SMC Corporation of America

Martin Gates
Market Development Manager
Parker Hannifin

Christina Semkow
Principal Engineer

Richard Zemanek 

Tamirisa R. Apparao, Ph.D.
Director, Semiconductor Product Applications
Sumitom Cryogenics of America, Inc.

Joyce Chen, Ph.D.
Technology Engineer
Ultra Clean Technology

Matthew L. Milburn, P.E.
Principal Engineer
Ultra Clean Technology

Rao Varanasi 
Vice President
Pall Corporation

Purpose of the Group

  1. To facilitate collective efforts on issues related to the components, instruments and sub-systems that the members feel are more effectively or efficiently undertaken as an association than as individual companies, among which are:
  2. To acquire market information and statistics about member activities as defined in B above.
  3. To achieve better representation in regard to legislation and lobbying efforts concerning the semiconductor industry.
  4. To promote customer awareness of the technical, regulatory, and business issues facing the components, instruments and sub-systems suppliers in meeting the semiconductor industry expectations in product quality and value.
  5. To promote cooperative efforts between the Components, Instruments and Sub-systems (CIS) Special Interest Group members and other SEMI member companies to solve common problems and eliminate duplication of resources.
  6. To promote awareness in the SEMI organization of the expectations of the Components, Instruments and Sub-systems (CIS) Special Interest Group members.
  7. To promote participation in the standards group and to promote user awareness about SEMI standards.
  8. To be involved in planning and/or sponsoring activities for SEMI exhibits, seminars and other events connected with the industry.
  9. To receive SEMI support for meetings with industry leaders to discuss future trends and needs.
  10. To create open forums to discuss issues such as safety and environmental, supply chain dynamics, product quality, intellectual property, roadmaps, etc.