UL's long-standing expertise and history in evaluating products for electrical hazards that may result in a fire risk and/or shock makes UL uniquely qualified to assist in determining compliance to the SEMI S2 guideline.
The SEMI S2 guideline states that the product "shall conform with the most recent electrical code for the country of use." In the North American market, this usually denotes the national electric code (NFPA 70)® with which UL Standards are compatible. In addition, many of UL's Standards are ANSI approved, resulting in greater acceptance by local jurisdictions for products that are UL approved.
In addition, most UL Standards are IEC-based and as a result closely adhere to international requirements as well as meeting U.S. requirements. This gives manufacturers a clear benefit in being able to customize their design for one or more markets based upon one standard.
For those situations where there is a need to identify and clarify complex, varying requirements which exist from country to country, the MAS Team has ready access to UL's technical assistance to exporters program (TATE) to explain and simplify the requirements and procedures that can lead to global acceptance.