July 2009 www.semi.org/ehs


In This Issue

From the Director

Finalists for the Sustainable Technologies Award

SEMI Prepares Feedback on New U.S. RoHS Legislation

Raising REACH Awareness for the Supply Chain

New SEMI Energy Conservation Initiative, Workshop and Survey

SEMI Launches Industry-Wide Sustainability Survey and Summit

EHS and Sustainability Programs at SEMICON West/ Intersolar North America

U.S. Government to Brief Industry on Federal EHS Directions at SEMICON West 2009

SEMI Hosts EHS Symposium for PV Manufacturing at Intersolar North America

Nominations Still Being Accepted for the 2009 Akira Inoue Award

Events Calendar


Hot Event

SEMICON West
July 14-16
San Francisco, California USA

Sustainable Technologies Award 2009

Global Care Principles

• Workplace Health
  and Safety
• Resource
  Conservation
• Product
  Stewardship
• Community Service
• Excellence


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From the Director

The Power of Partnerships

One of the great things about working at SEMI is the unique opportunity to interface and partner with other EHS professionals and organizations in responding to the EHS challenges facing high tech industries. I would like to share a few of these partnership activities... on Energy Conservation, Climate Change and REACH Regulatory Compliance. The more you know about these partnerships and events, the better you'll be able to identify opportunities for participation in SEMI EHS Division meetings—and events taking place at SEMICON West in July in San Francisco... (more)

Aaron Zude
Senior Director, SEMI EHS Division
azude@semi.org


Finalists for the Sustainable Technologies Award
SEMI has announced finalists for the Sustainable Technologies Award. The new award recognizes SEMICON West 2009 exhibitors who have developed and introduced equipment, materials or services into the marketplace that contribute to sustainable improvement of the environment. The four finalists are... (More)


SEMI Prepares Feedback on U.S. RoHS Legislation
A bill entitled "Environmental Design of Electrical Equipment Act" was introduced into the U.S. Congress. The bill would restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in electronic products— "U.S. RoHS." Similar legislation exists in Europe, China, and Korea. SEMI is preparing feedback for Congress... (More)


Raising REACH Awareness for the Supply Chain
Under the European REACH Regulation, equipment suppliers must understand all the substances in their products— both hardware and the containerized chemicals shipped along with their products to facilitate installation, operation, service, and maintenance. SEMI wants to raise the awareness of REACH regulatory compliance issues... (More)


New SEMI Energy Conservation Initiative, Workshop and Survey
In collaboration with industry partners, SEMI is launching an initiative to identify the primary obstacles for improving energy use in equipment and facilities. To start, SEMI is hosting a Workshop for the Energy Conservation Enabler Initiative at SEMICON West and has also created an Energy Conservation Survey... (More)


SEMI Launches Sustainability Survey and Summit
SEMI is hosting a Sustainability Survey to understand sustainability priorities in the semiconductor industry and manufacturing supply chains. Results of the survey will help set the agenda of the Global Care Sustainability Summit at SEMICON West 2009. Participants will review the conclusions of this survey and brainstorm about next steps for industry-wide sustainability activities... (More)


EHS and Sustainability Programs at SEMICON West/Intersolar North America
The SEMI EHS Division announces its events lineup for SEMICON West 2009 / Intersolar NA 2009. Events address industry issues on sustainability, energy efficiency, and EHS. Events include the Global Care Sustainability Summit, the Workshop for the Energy Conservation Enabler Initiative, and... (More)


U.S. Government to Brief Industry on Federal EHS Directions at SEMICON West 2009
Pending energy and environmental initiatives and policy directives may dramatically impact our industry. SEMI has invited U.S. federal government officials to provide clarification of implications of potential policy and regulatory changes... (More)


SEMI Hosts EHS Symposium for PV Manufacturing at Intersolar North America
To increase the visibility of EHS and sustainability issues in PV manufacturing, SEMI is hosting an EHS Symposium at Intersolar NA. The Symposium will provide insights and perspectives on broad sustainability considerations in the PV manufacturing supply chain... (More)


Nominations Still Being Accepted for the 2009 Akira Inoue Award
The Akira Inoue Award was established by SEMI to recognize individuals in industry and academia, who have made significant contributions to the semiconductor industry and to society in EHS. If you know someone whose EHS achievements should be recognized... (More)


Events Calendar

SEMICON West 2009 / Intersolar North America 2009
July 13-16, 2009, San Francisco, California, USA
SEMICON Taiwan 2009
September 30-October 2, 2009, Taipei, Taiwan

SEMICON Europa 2009
October 6-8, 2009, Dresden, Germany

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