Volume 6, Issue 4

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In This Issue for December 2011

China PV Standards Committee Formed

Japan Update: New Working Group Formed on Seismic Protection

Korea Update: First Transparent Display Standard

3DS-IC Standards Updates - December 2011

HB-LED Standardization Update

PV Standard for Silicon Wafers in Solar Cells

PV Chemicals Standardization Update

Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Test Method for PV

Upcoming Regional Meetings

SEMI Korea Standards Meetings at SEMICON Korea 2012

SEMI Europe PV Standards Meetings at PV Fab Managers Forum

SEMI North America Standards Spring 2012 Meetings


From the Director's Desk
James Amano
Senior Director
SEMI International Standards & EHS

Formation of SEMI PV Standards Committee a Significant Milestone for the China PV Industry


The SEMI International Standards Committee, at its recent meeting during PV Japan 2011, approved the formation of a new China PV Standards Committee, which joins committees previously established in Europe, Japan, North America, and Taiwan. The proposal to form the new committee was supported by major players throughout the supply chain, including Astroenergy, GCL, LDK, Suntech, Tianwi, TianWei, Trina, and Yingli. The committee will be chaired by Dr. Guangchun Zhang, Senior Vice President of Suntech, and Ms. Jun Liu, Deputy Director of the China Electronics Standardization institute. As with all SEMI Standards ballots, all ballots will be distributed to the entire global membership of the PV Committee, ensuring that international consensus is reached before any standards are approved for publication.

As Dr. Zhang states, "SEMI has a strong reputation in China for successful standardization, which is why the China PV industry has selected the global SEMI Standards platform to develop consensus on materials, equipment, and other manufacturing areas where standards are needed to improve efficiency and reduce cost. Formation of a SEMI PV Standards Committee is a significant milestone for the China PV industry, and the committee is eager to develop many high-quality SEMI PV standards for the global PV industry."
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