Sustainable Manufacturing Forum

Government Regulatory Compliance for Complex High Tech Products and Elaborate Global Supply Chains




Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Marriott Marquis Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA (in the Yerba Buena Saloon 8, Lower Level) 


In recent years, mandatory government regulations have required companies to better understand the environmental and social footprint of their products. Regulatory requirements mandating product content disclosures, substance restrictions, and design for the environment under RoHS, REACH, TSCA, green-house gas (GHG), conflict minerals and other complicated regulations have pushed companies to not only inventory all of the substances contained in their products, but where these substances came from and how the products are made. To assist SEMI members and industry partners with the daunting regulatory compliance process required by government agencies, SEMI is organizing the Sustainable Manufacturing Forum at SEMICON West / INTERSOLAR North America to share information about the issues and possible solutions. During the Forum, government agencies and third party consultants from around the world will share their perspectives on these product and supply chains requirements. Experts from industry will share their perspectives on compliance challenges and pragmatic lessons to make the compliance process more effective, efficient, and ultimately sustainable. A more detailed description of the Forum is located here

Who Should Attend

Individuals with the following corporate roles will likely benefit from attending the Forum:

  • Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS)

  • Regulatory / Legal

  • Design / Product Engineers

  • Facilities Management

  • Quality Control / Reliability Assurance

  • Business Development / Customer Relations

  • Supply Chain Coordination / Procurement

  • Sustainable Manufacturing


A summary of the official Agenda is below. This agenda, updated on June 25, is subject to change.

8:00 am – 8:15 am

Forum Welcome and Introductions

  • Sanjay Baliga, SEMI Global Headquarters

8:15 am – 10:15 am

Government / Industry Dialogue on Substances in Complex Products: Focus on EU REACH


  • Remi Lefevre, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), 60 Minutes
  • Rania Georgoutsakou, SEMI Europe Office, 30 Minutes
  • Question / Answer Session, 30 Minutes

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Networking Coffee Break


10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Product Testing and Supply Chain Challenges: Formal Presentations

  • Michael Kirschner, Design Chain Associates, 30 Minutes
  • Ron Jones, N-Able Group International, 30 Minutes
  • Mike Czerniak, Edwards (Atlas Copco), 30 Minutes

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Product Testing and Supply Chain Challenges: Roundtable Panel Discussion

  • Brian Claes, Lam Research
  • Mark D'Agostino, Applied Materials
  • Paul Green, Ultratech
  • Steve Roberge, Axcelis Corporation
  • Supika Mashiro, Tokyo Electron

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Networking Lunch Break (Box Lunch Provided)


1:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Technology and Design Challenges: Formal Presentations

  • Mike Cardona, Chemours Company, 30 Minutes
  • Ed Watkins, Fujifilm Electronic Materials, 30 Minutes
  • Jim O'Neill, Entegris, 30 Minutes
  • Sanchali Bhattacharjee, Intel Corporation, 30 Minutes

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Networking Coffee Break


4:15 pm – 4:55 pm 

Technology and Design Challenges: Roundtable Panel Discussion

  • Mike Czerniak, Edwards (Atlas Copco)
  • Mike Cardona, Chemours Company
  • Ed Watkins, Fujifilm Electronic Materials
  • Sanchali Bhattacharjee, Intel Corporation

4:55 pm – 5:00 pm

Forum Conclusions and Next Steps

  • Sanjay Baliga, SEMI Global Headquarters


Registration Fees

Registration fees for the full-day Forum are as follows.

  • SEMI Members:   $60
  • Non Members:   $80
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Sponsorship / Exhibitor Opportunities

If you would like to exhibit at or otherwise sponsor the Sustainable Manufacturing Forum and thereby connect with new customers, suppliers, or industry partners, please contact Teresa McLean at SEMI Global Headquarters at tmclean@semi.org.

More Information

For more information about the Forum, please contact Sanjay Baliga, Director of Sustainable Manufacturing at SEMI Global Headquarters in San Jose, California, USA at sbaliga@semi.org.


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