SEMI International Standards
Date Prepared: 04/23/2009Revised (if Applicable): 12/08/2010

Name of Task Force (TF): Photovoltaic –Equipment Interface Specification (PV-EIS) TF

Global Technical Committee: Automated Test Equipment
Originating Technical Committee Region: Japan

1. Charter: (State the objective of the proposed TF.)
Study and development of standards for equipment communication interface for photovoltaic (PV) production systems.
The study will lead the standards optimized to reduce costs with well-fit definitions to the requirement of real manufacturing operation.
This task force is liaison part of European PV – EIS Task Force.
Note: Global Task Force needs to be established

2. Scope: (Define the specific activities that the TF will conduct.)
Development of standards on communication interface between equipment and factory for PV manufacturing.
Initial focus is to study SEMI PV2 standard to propose improvement.
SEMI PV2 has been standardized by European PV Committee.
Japan PV Committee needs to examine the definitions in the standard whether they fit well to the real applications.
This task force will take role of the examination and to propose improvement of the standard if any.

3. Formal linkages with TFs in other Regions/Locales: (Show each associated TF and its parent global technical committee; indicate nature of relationship – global TF, observer TF, etc.)
Europe Photovoltaic – Equipment Interface Specification (PV-EIS) Task Force
Europe Photovoltaic Committee
North America Photovoltaic Committee
Global I&C Committee

4. Formation Date:(TF formed on)

Task Force formed on: 04/23/2009
Task Force approved by Committee/GCS on: 04/23/2009

- The parent committee (Japan PV Committee) was approved by ISC as of May 30, 2009.
- The TF leader change approved by the TC on 2010/12/08. (Sakamoto --> Murakami/Ishikawa)