New SEMIViews Provides Online Access to SEMI International Standards


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New SEMIViews Provides Online Access to SEMI International Standards

Access, Organize, Annotate, and Understand Standards Better with SEMIViews

SEMI announces a new Standards delivery system called SEMIViews™. SEMIViews offers all SEMI International Standards online in a powerful web 2.0 format with enhanced productivity features. Standards professionals can access, organize, annotate, and understand Standards more easily with this new Standards management system. Now, with SEMIViews, the most up-to-date Standards are always available.

Working with Standards in the Past

Accessing and organizing Standards was complicated and time-consuming. Manually navigating around nearly 800 SEMI Standards and 8,000 pages of material was a daunting task for even the most diehard Standards professional. In addition, SEMI Standards delivery involved the distribution of paper documents or CDs, with updating “releases” sent out three times per year. Effective July 1, 2009, SEMIViews will replace the CD subscriptions as the delivery system for SEMI International Standards.

Standards Just Got Easier

The new SEMIViews product allows standards professionals to access SEMI Standards online anytime. Users can create their own settings and organize the Standards used most often. Navigating between Standards is now simple. Users can link Standards with each other, as well as create notes and attach them to Standards content for referencing later. Text can be pulled from a variety of Standards and used to build unique Standards “collections.” Viewing and printing Standards as published (in PDF format) and multilingual documents are added benefits. In addition, search capabilities will save users time. (See Figure 1)

“For the first time, SEMI Standards are accessible through a highly intuitive interface that enables faster and more efficient information retrieval,” said Tonya Maudlin, senior manager in the Standards and Technology Group at SEMI. “In addition, by building in Web 2.0-based interactivity, SEMIViews enables greater collaboration via the use of notes, links and collections.”

Figure 1: An Advance Look at SEMIViews

For More Information on SEMIViews

View the product introduction webcast and pricing information at www.semi.org/semiviews, email questions to semiviews@semi.org, or call Tonya Maudlin at 408.943.6964.

March 3, 2009