SIA Study to Assess Health Risks to Semiconductor Workers

SIA reports that the multimillion-dollar study will review records of around 85,000 workers who worked in wafer-fabrication facilities of member companies during the past 30 years. SIA member companies are funding the study, and it will be conducted by researchers at the Vanderbilt University-Ingram Cancer Center. The study’s findings are expected to be reported to the SIA in the spring of 2009.

(August 5, 2005) W. Conshohocken, Pa. &#8212 In an upcoming workshop hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in October, technical issues with test methods and reference materials identified by ASTM Committee F40 on Declarable Substances in Materials will be one of the topics to be addressed. The workshop’s goal is to assist U.S. manufacturers and their supply chains in meeting new environmental regulations that restrict hazardous substance use in electronics and consumer products.


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