Education Opportunities - Standards Technical Education Programs (STEPs)

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Standards Educational Programs

SEMI Standards provides a number of different educational programs that range from less formal workshops to a Standard Technical Education Programs (STEP). These events are often held over a half-day or full-day period and contain technical information. These programs serve as a great way to network and learn more about current industry practices, while gaining knowledge of newer technological trends.

SEMI Standards is also partnered with Standards Technology Group (STG), which also provides educational resources and seminars.

How STEPs Differ From Workshops

A Standards Technical Education Program (STEP) is a half-day or full-day seminar focused on one or several SEMI International Standards. STEPs are held worldwide and are often scheduled in conjunction with major SEMICON events around the world.

SEMI produces STEPs to communicate information about newly published or revised standards, or critical documents under development, that are expected to have a profound impact on industry operations. It is common for members of the originating standards task force to serve as presenters.

Why Should You Attend a Standards Educational Program?

Attending a STEP or workshop will give you the opportunity to learn more about the application of a critical new standard which impacts your manufacturing site or affects your supplier-customer relationships. This technical education program will teach you how to implement new technical information into your everyday fab operations, which may help you and your company to improve your product and processes considerably.

How Can I Find Out What Programs Are Scheduled?

Check this website frequently, as new STEPs are added often. STEPs are always listed under the Technical Program schedule, and are often found on many of the other calendars, regardless of the region hosting the program.

Missed a STEP or Workshop? Get the Proceedings!

The proceedings from SEMI STEPs and workshops contain the presentation materials used by each and information about the standards that the STEP or workshop focused on. These materials provide insights into the intent and application of the standard that may not be clear from just studying the standard itself. The proceedings also include the contact information for each presenter, and you can contact them directly to obtain more information directly from an expert source. Please follow this link to the available proceedings.

Who Should I Contact If I Have Questions or Ideas?

You may contact any Standards Staff member at any of our regional offices for questions or possible program ideas. All SEMI Standards Staff can be found on our Standards Contact Information page.