SEMI S2 – General Provisions

As part of our SEMI S2 Training, CEO Steve Barcik Amstel continues to break down the sections of SEMI S2 to help you and your teams to have a better understanding of how to have your equipment more widely accepted. Today, Steve talks about Section 7 – General Provisions.   (Link to video also available […]

SEMI S2 – Safety Philosophy

In the Semiconductor Industry there are definitely some best practices and many of them stemmed from the SEMI S2 Standard. Our CEO, Steve Barcik Amstel has dedicated many years to help make things simpler, easier, safer and more practical on the path to compliance working with the SEMI S2 Standard.   (Link to video also […]

SEMI S2 – Setting Up The Standard

Equipment suppliers often find SEMI S2 difficult and contradictory, however they do have to complete the evaluation and have equipment that is found conforming to SEMI S2, SEMI S8, SEMI S14 and other related standards in order to sell their equipment to major customers.  Figuring out how to design the equipment to SEMI S2, design […]

SEMI S2 – What are the costs?

Let’s get real and down to the bottom line.  What does it cost to have a SEMI S2 evaluation?  Many in the industry are hesitant to divulge this information and at the end of the day…it’s what you will need to know to budget, allocate and ultimately pay to get your equipment evaluated. High Tech […]

SEMI S2 – Timeline

Getting your product to market requires many steps and being able to properly plan/schedule your team is critical. High Tech Design Safety is here to help you with your SEMI S2 needs and today CEO, Steve Barcik Amstel provides you with a timeline of what you can expect going through the SEMI S2 evaluation process. […]

Top Misses on UL, S2 and CE

As with any industry, experience working with clients reveals commonalities.  At High Tech Design Safety, CEO and founder Steve Barcik Amstel has worked with hundreds of clients on a diverse spectrum of products and industries and still there are things that apply to many and common things that get overlooked with some of the complex […]

SEMI S2 – What Should I expect

High Tech Design Safety CEO, Steve Barcik Amstel and his team have completed thousands of SEMI S2 evaluations and today he shares answers to one of the top questions he gets from his clients: what to expect from SEMI S2 and how you can make your process easier. (Link to video also available here: […]

HTDS Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials

High Tech Design Safety, HTDS,  is a third-party test laboratory. We do evaluation, certification and design reviews and as well as this whole other space called conformity discovery process, which allows your team to discover how much they already conform and then learn what it takes to get the rest of the conformity in place […]

SEMI S2 Breakdown – Sections 15 -28

High Tech Design Safety CEO, Steve Barcik Amstel understands how important it is for clients to get their product to market in a timely and practical manner.  Building to the standard is critical to accomplishing this and today he continues to provide  an in-depth look at the primary standard for Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment, SEMI S2. […]

SEMI S2 Breakdown – Sections 1-14

Today our CEO and Founder, Steve Barcik Amstel continues to give an overview of the overarching standard SEMI S2 which applies to equipment used to manufacture, measure, assemble and test semiconductor products. This video is part of an in-depth training for Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment and today, Steve will be giving an overview of the first […]