Taiwan PV Standards Committee Formed

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Taiwan PV Standards Committee Formed

SEMI is pleased to announce that the formation of the Taiwan PV Standards Technical Committee. The new committee was just recently approved by the SEMI International Standards Committee during SEMICON West 2009. Taiwan now joins Europe, Japan, and North America in the global SEMI PV Standards Technical Committee.


A Taiwan PV Standards Working Group was initially formed in 2008, and has held more than 30 meetings over the last year, consolidating the needs and requirements of the Taiwan PV industry. The Taiwan PV Standards Committee consists of key players from all segments of the PV manufacturing chain—manufacturers of materials, equipment, wafers, cells, modules, thin films, as well as academia, local industry associations and research institutes are well represented. Committee leaders include staff from Chroma, DelSolar, UL Taiwan, and ITRI.

Standardization will play a crucial role in reducing PV manufacturing cost and achieving grid parity., and having input from all Taiwan’s cell and module manufacturers will strengthen all Standards developed by the global PV Standards Committee. In the coming months, the SEMI Taiwan PV Standards Committee will hold their first official meeting and formally approve their first Task Forces and Standards proposals. Initial activities will focus on:

  • Cell appearance
  • Micro crack
  • Test method of dark reverse current
  • Vibration test method for PV module
  • Wafer/cell identification method

For more information on Standards activities in Taiwan, please contact Mr. Leon Huang at lhuang@semi.org