Volume 5, Issue 1


In This Issue for April 2010

ERSC Confirms Need for PV Standards

New PV Standard for High Purity Water

Educational Sessions at SEMICON West

Highlights from NA Spring Meetings

Standards Events at SEMICON Korea 2010

SEMIViews Update

SEMICON Japan Award Winners

Nano Standards Workshop

Call for EU Standards Award Nominations

PV Technology Roadmap

Crystalline Technology and Manufacturing Group

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From the Director's Desk
James Amano

Taiwan Standards Efforts Pay Off

For over 35 years, the SEMI Standards Program has been developing manufacturing Standards for the semiconductor, FPD, and PV industries. While the Program has historically enjoyed strong contributions from members in North America, Japan, and Europe, we are now seeing substantial participation from other regions, particularly Korea and Taiwan.

This stronger regional participation is paying dividends, as I am pleased to announce the publication of three new FPD Standards that originated from the Taiwan FPD Committee. Although Taiwan has previously contributed to Standards efforts led by other regions, these three Standards are the first approved documents that originated in Taiwan.

"SEMI offers an open and trusted platform with a strict procedure of international standards development. It provides a great opportunity for Taiwan to participate and even lead global FPD international technology standards development," said Dr. Victor Tzeng-Yow Lin, Deputy General Director of the ITRI Center for Measurement Standards. "The newly passed international standards set a benchmark for manufacturers and their suppliers to follow, which not only lower the communication cost but also prevent unnecessary transportation and production risk." More...

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