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
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
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
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...