REACH Webcast (August 2008)

SEMI*, SESHA*, ESIA*, and ISMI* Present:
Semiconductor Industry REACH Informational Webcast

Monday, August 11, 2008

8 AM – San Jose, California, USA
10 AM – Houston, Texas, USA
11 AM – New York, New York, USA
4 PM – London, UK
5 PM – Brussels, BELGIUM
6 PM – Helsinki, FINLAND
11 PM – Shanghai, CHINA
12 AM – Tokyo, JAPAN (on Tuesday, August 12)

(To convert to your local time zone, please click here.)

Catherine Cornu – European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
Andreas Uphoff – European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

Fiona Lyons (Intel Corporation) – On Behalf of ESIA
Sanjay Baliga – SEMI
Laurie Beu – ISMI

EU REACH regulations are the most ambitious chemical policy change in history. The regulations create new responsibilities up and down the semiconductor manufacturing supply chain, from substrates to equipment to devices.

For the past year, SEMI has been collaborating with industry partners in the exchange of information across the semiconductor industry supply chain for REACH compliance and conformance. In order to extend this information sharing to a broader range of interested parties, SEMI, SESHA, ESIA, and ISMI are co-sponsoring a set of REACH-related informational webcasts.

The first of these, scheduled for Monday, August 11, will focus on the logistics of REACH pre-registration (which began on June 1 and continues through November 30, 2008). This ninety (90) minute webcast will be broadcast live from the newly created European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) headquarters in Helsinki, Finland. Webcast speakers will include:

  • Catherine Cornu – European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
  • Andreas Uphoff – European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

Moderators will include:

  • Fiona Lyons (Intel) – ESIA
  • Sanjay Baliga – SEMI
  • Laurie Beu – ISMI

Ms. Cornu will discuss the logistics of pre-registration, including: who can pre-register (EU legal entities / only reps); what needs to be pre-registered by when; and what data is needed to pre-register. Mr. Uphoff will demonstrate two on-line software tools for pre-registering chemicals, IUCLID5 and REACH-IT. The presentation and demo will be followed by a question and answer session. Presentation files are located below:

This webcast is presented free of charge and will be extremely valuable to all semiconductor industry members and suppliers concerned with regulatory compliance for substances produced in, or imported directly or indirectly into the European Union.

Webcast attendees do NOT need to pre-register for the webcast. In fact, pre-registration for the webcast is not available. Instead, please click on the link below on Monday, August 11 and you will be connected to the webcast.

The webcast has a limit of one hundred-fifty (150) participants, so we urge you to access the webcast at least 15 minutes before the webcast is scheduled to begin.

The webcast will include video and audio portions. The audio will require that you have working computer speakers hooked up. If you are not able to access the audio portion of the webcast using computer speakers, you can also dial in using a standard toll free telephone number below.

North America: 1.866.721.5561
UK: 08000323502
Belgium: 080073414
Netherlands: 08000225186
China North: 108007121267
China South: 108001201267
Japan: 00531121598
Other: 1.646.216.7613

Participant PIN: 199475#

A list of other toll-free phone numbers (for other countries) is below:

Webcast attendees who are located near San Jose (California, USA) are invited to view the webcast at the SEMI office in San Jose (3081 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA, 95125, USA). When you arrive, please sign in and ask the receptionist to guide you to the Board Room.

For those not available on August 11, the webcast will be recorded and made available on the internet for playback at your convenience. The recording will be available by accessing by clicking below:

If you have specific questions about REACH pre-registration (including software application concerns) that you would like the ECHA speakers to address, please forward them to Sanjay Baliga at as soon as possible. Written questions submitted via the webcast interface during the presentations may also be answered.

* SEMI: Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International; SESHA: Semiconductor Environmental, Health and Safety Association, ESIA: European Semiconductor Industry Association, ISMI: International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative