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SEMICONDUCTOR TESTING

How to get your semiconductor equipment safe, reliable, and compliant with the support of TÜV SÜD.

How to get your semiconductor equipment safe, reliable, and compliant with the support of TÜV SÜD.

The semiconductor and related industries are driven by rapid technological innovation and evolving market trends. Global requirements to ensure safety, quality and sustainability are increasing as the industry becomes more complex.

To remain competitive, semiconductor manufacturers must continually adapt to the growing number of materials, device structures, fabrication processes and integrated circuit designs. In addition, semiconductor manufacturing involves a wide range of environmental, health and safety hazards.

TÜV SÜD provides services to the semiconductor industry and related industries to address industry challenges and ensure that products are safe, reliable and compliant with regulatory standards.

Meeting global end customer demands with the help of TÜV SÜD.

 

SEMI customer requierements

 

How TÜV SÜD can support your Semiconductor Business

TÜV SÜD’s multidisciplinary team of experts all over the world possess the knowledge and experience to provide you with industry-accepted equipment assessment services. We assess according to SEMI® Standards and other internationally recognised specifications (IEC, ISO, EN, UL, CSA).

Our extensive range of in-house services for semiconductor standards helps manufacturers and end users to cost-effectively address the hazards of high-tech manufacturing.

We provide semi-solutions along the lifecycle:

SEMI lifecycle

 

  • Semiconductor Product Design

    TÜV SÜD offers design evaluation and testing services of manufacturing equipment and components to support compliance with SEMI® S2 guidelines as well as many other specific end-user or local requirements.

    This means that defects can be identified at an early stage during the development and design phase and easily rectified.

  • Semiconductor Installation

    Our on-site testing services establish compliance with regulatory requirements, such as field labeling in the U.S. and Canada.

    TÜV SÜD also provides environmental, health, and safety services (EHS) to assist with the on-time start-up or expansion of large facilities. We also help to create programs to ensure that good equipment design is not compromised by unsafe equipment installation.

  • Semiconductor Testing

    We offer evaluation and testing services according to SEMI® S2, S8, F47, NFPA 79, and other internationally recognised safety standards.

    By conducting comprehensive testing, we ensure that changes and modifications to equipment do not adversely affect the hazard or risk characteristics of the equipment or its surroundings.

    Our testing scheme reduces development costs, improves product performance, ensures compliance with regulations, and provides a competitive advantage in the market.


  • Semiconductor Certification and Admission

    The conformity of your product is checked against agreed guidelines and standards. Testing is usually done at the manufacturer's premises. The duration of the test depends on the size and complexity of the product. It also depends on the applicable guidelines and standards and the number of test subjects.

    Our goal is to keep the testing time to a minimum while ensuring the compliance of your product. For more complex products, testing of each key area (electrical safety and chemistry) is done in parallel.

    Upon successful completion of testing, your product can be certified with a SEMI® Test Mark.

Your benefits from working with TÜV SÜD

As your independent third-party technical service provider, TÜV SÜD has extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of semiconductors. Profit from our global network of experts, active in all relevant markets, such as the U.S., Europe, China, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore or Korea.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Improved Product Design
  • Compliance Assurance
  • A high-quality and well-known test mark
  • Special market acceptance of your product
  • Service support throughout the entire product lifecycle.
  • Improved Product Design to avoid costly reworks
  • Seamless integration
  • Fast market entrance

Our service ensures that your business will meet industry standards, as well as market and regulatory requirements for safety and quality while driving your business forward - anywhere in the world!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Semiconductor Testing

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    SEMI testing service supports you throughout the entire product lifecycle.

     


  • What are the challenges for Semiconductor businesses and related industries?

    With numerous global players, the semiconductor industry is highly competitive. Companies must continually innovate, differentiate their products, and deliver superior performance to gain a competitive advantage.

    The major challenge for semiconductor businesses is to meet the complex international regulations and standards, especially concerning environmental regulations, trade policies, and quality standards. However, SEMI standards have been developed, reviewed, and often updated, by the SEMI International Standards program, and its industry expert members.

    Managing these challenges requires strategic planning, continuous innovation, adaptability, and collaboration with experienced semi-solutions partners like TÜV SÜD.

  • What is semiconductor testing?

    Semiconductor testing is a crucial step in the semiconductor manufacturing process.

    It involves evaluating and verifying the functionality of integrated circuits (ICs) or microchips to detect any defects or irregularities in the chips before they are integrated into electronic devices. By subjecting the ICs to various tests and simulations, manufacturers can verify their functionality, reliability, and overall quality, assuring that only fully functional components are used in the production of electronic devices.

  • Why is semiconductor testing important?

    Semiconductor testing detects flaws, inconsistencies, or vulnerabilities within integrated circuits. Thorough testing allows manufacturers to fix issues proactively and prevent defective products from reaching consumers. This practice not only maintains quality standards but also plays a critical role in avoiding market recalls. In addition, with semiconductor testing the seamless performance of electronic products can be ensured.

    Consequently, testing is essential to ensure the credibility of manufacturers and promote trust among consumers.

  • Who should consider semiconductor testing services?

    Semiconductor testing can be relevant for numerous stakeholders involved in the development, design, manufacturing, and certification of electronic products.

    This includes:

    • Semiconductor manufacturing companies
    • Manufacturers of electronic devices such as smartphones, computers, automotive systems, and home appliances
    • Original Equipment Manufacturers that design and assemble electronic products
    • Electronics Component Suppliers
    • Organizations responsible for certifying electronic products

    These testing services offered by independent third-party providers like TÜV SÜD ensure that semiconductors meet quality standards, leading to reliable and high-performance electronic devices in various sectors.

  • Why are semiconductor testing services beneficial?

    Testing services are a strategic investment for semiconductor manufacturers and related industries that ensure the reliability, performance, and innovation of semiconductors.

    Rigorous testing allows manufacturers to identify and fix defects before the products reach the market. This not only maintains the company's reputation for reliability but also prevents costly recalls and customer dissatisfaction. In addition, testing also optimizes performance, streamlines certification and helps to gain a competitive edge in the market.

  • What are the relevant standards for SEMI® testing?

    Testing of semiconductor equipment following the most relevant global guidelines, including but not limited to:

    • SEMI® S1: Safety guideline for equipment safety labels
    • SEMI® S2: Environmental, health, and safety guideline for semiconductor manufacturing equipment
    • SEMI® S3: Safety guideline for process liquid heating systems
    • SEMI® S6: EHS guideline for exhaust ventilation of semiconductor manufacturing equipment
    • SEMI® S8: Safety guideline for ergonomics engineering of semiconductor manufacturing equipment
    • SEMI® S13: Environmental, health and safety guideline for documents provided to the equipment user for use with semiconductor manufacturing equipment
    • SEMI® S14: Safety guideline for unmanned transport vehicle (UTV) systems
    • SEMI® S22: Safety guideline for the electrical design of semiconductor manufacturing equipment

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