Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI®) is a trade organization whose members volunteer their time to develop consensus standards for equipment that is specific to the manufacturing of semiconductors. The standards are managed under the direction of ANSI to prevent favoritism. Semiconductor machinery is sophisticated, expensive, and dangerous.The SEMI standards amount to hundreds of pages and cover all aspects of the machine including design, construction, installation, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning. The “S” standards apply to safe construction. The most popular SEMI standard is the SEMI S2 for Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines for Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment.
Top tier companies like IBM and Sandia insist on SEMI standard compliance certification for any machinery they purchase. If you want to ship your product to the top tier, we can get it certified.