EHS International Compliance & Regulatory Committee

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International Compliance and Regulatory Committee (ICRC) North America

Mission and Scope

The SEMI International Compliance and Regulatory Committee (ICRC) is a volunteer committee working collaboratively on important EHS issues. ICRC members identify industry needs, share information, and create tools to assist the industry in attaining EHS and other regulatory objectives. We do this from a perspective of semiconductor equipment and materials, PV, FPD, and nanotechnology suppliers to the industry. In partnership with device makers, we monitor and anticipate industry EHS needs.

The value of the ICRC includes:

  • Learning about new regulations and standards relevant to your business quickly
  • Solving common problems with better solutions from group effort
  • Eliminating duplication of resources at individual companies
  • Speaking with one voice on issues relevant to the whole industry


ICRC activities are managed by two member co-chairs, supported by a SEMI staff member. Current co-chairs of the ICRC are:

  • Sunny Rai, Global Semiconductor Safety Services
  • Mark Frankfurth, Cymer Corporation


Committee membership is open to employees of SEMI corporate members.

In addition, employees of device-manufacturing companies; chairs / leaders of SEMI regional committees and working groups; and others serving the semiconductor industry with expertise in EHS fields, and in EHS compliance and regulatory issues may be invited by the ICRC’s co-chairs to participate in committee activities.


All members are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis and to contribute information to the group. The value of the ICRC comes from participation by all members. The group meets at the SEMI Headquarters (San Jose, California, USA). Telephone and web conferencing services are provided to remote participants. Meetings typically take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month between 9 AM – 12 Noon (San Jose local time). The meeting dates for 2009 include:

  • January 28
  • February 18
  • April 15
  • May 13
  • June 17
  • July 14 / 15 (at SEMICON West)
  • September 16
  • October 21
  • December 2 / 3 (at SEMICON Japan)
  • December 16


A library of past presentations and other useful documents are available to ICRC members at the ICRC Members Website. Click here and enter your User ID and Password for access (for ICRC Members only).

More Information

For more information or if you are interested in participating in the ICRC, please contact SEMI Senior Manager, Sanjay Baliga by telephone at 1.408.943.6957 or by email at

ICRC Japan

If you reside in Japan, you may prefer to join the Japan ICRC. Its meetings are usually held in Tokyo. The two ICRC committees hold joint sessions twice per year. For information about ICRC (Japan), contact SEMI Senior Manager, Junko Washino in the SEMI Japan office in Tokyo by telephone at 81.3.3222.5819 or by email at