The 42nd Annual International High Technology ESH Symposium & Exposition of the Semiconductor Environmental, Safety & Health Association (SESHA) is an educational and research forum. The meeting includes symposia, posters, special programs and workshops, as well as contributed papers in topical sessions. The 2020 Meeting will run from April 13–17 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort in the heart of beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona.
On this Valentine’s Day, we hope that you will find an allowance of romance that fills your heart with a renewed warmth. Whether your day of love is filled with the amorous pangs of Eros, devotional ardor to friends, family, or faith, or noble veneration of the wonders of existence, we wish you a brief respite from a sometimes frigid and indifferent world.
Eugene Ngai of Chemically Speaking LLC has dedicated his career to the understanding and improvement of chemical safety in high-tech applications. He has over 40 years of Specialty Gas experience in production, laboratory, R&D, engineering and safety positions. He continues to be active in a number of worldwide industry association working groups, CGA G-13 (Silane), NFPA 55 (Industrial and Medical Gases), NFPA 400 (Hazardous Materials), NFPA 318 (Semiconductor Facilities), SEMI EHS, SESHA and UN TC58 SC2 WG7 (Gas Toxicity ISO 10298, Flammability, Oxidizer ISO 10156).
Over the past 4+ years KFPI has been involved in the research, testing, and development of fire safety solutions regarding pyrophoric chemicals hazards. This included many projects regarding the fire detection and fire suppression/protection of energetic materials such as pyrophoric liquid metal organics like TMA (trimethyl aluminum).
On January 7th, 2020, the Kioxia NAND Flash Plant located in Yokkaichi, Japan, experienced an equipment fire. The fire occurred in a cleanroom facility, in Fab 6. Although there were no casualties, the equipment was damaged, and the production facility has been shut down for inspection. According to the latest updates by Kioxia, this fire incident will cause a complete shutdown in production of 3D NAND flash memory for at least a two-week period of investigation, repairs, and recommissioning of the production line.
We look forward to a prosperous Year of the Rat in 2020! KFPI will continue to work diligently to earn your confidence in our semiconductor equipment fire safety solutions. We look forward to the hard work, and to the success that it will bring in the new year. 恭喜发财! 新年快乐! 祝您新年快樂！您和家人的健康和幸福！
As the final hours of 2019 draw to a close, we would like to express our sincerest thanks to those who made this year successful for us. As we ring in this new year, we express a sincere reaffirmation of continued commitment to exemplary service, with wishes for an ever-brighter future for all who make our purpose fulfilled. KFPI bids you health and happiness, and good fortune and prosperity in the coming year. We wish you a happy new year, in 2020!
The high-tech sector faces a severe talent shortage due to retirement of older professionals. As senior EHS professionals retire, the loss of their knowledge will jeopardize the industry’s ability to address chemical, physical, electrical, and biological risks, threatening the very foundation of the industry and posing serious business continuity concerns. To address this issue, SESHA and the sustainable business advisory group, Vichara Partners, are launching a new EHS Workforce Development Initiative to cultivate the next generation of EHS professionals for the high-tech sector.
In this loveliest and happiest of seasons, this season of good tidings and cheer, may you find many reasons to celebrate. We entreat the melodies and spirit of this season of joy to fill your home with love and peace. May your world sparkle with the reflection of a spirit of goodness in your life. May the light of hope shine brightly upon your days, and fill your moments with memories that you will always treasure. KFPI wishes you a time of contentment, merriment, and festivity, and best success in the new year.
As a proud member and supporter of SESHA, KFPI would like to encourage any high-technology professionals involved in EHS, to consider participating in the upcoming SESHA Webinar in January of 2020. The topic of this webinar is Risk Communication for EHS Managers. This environmental health and safety learning opportunity will be held on January 8, 2020, at 4:00 PM EST . This Webinar will share some of the valuable knowledge and experience of Dr. Shannon Maggari from Colden Corporation.