SEMI International Standards
Standards New Activity Report Form (SNARF)
Date Prepared: 12/08/2011Revised (if Applicable):

Document Number: 5375
SNARF for: Revisions to SEMI M80-1111, Mechanical Specification for Front-Opening Shipping Box Used to Transport and Ship 450 mm Wafers

Originating Global Technical Committee: Silicon Wafer
Originating TC Chapter: Japan
Task Force (TF) in which work is to be carried out: International 450 mm Shipping Box
Note: If a new task force is needed, also submit a task force organization form (TFOF)

1. Rationale:
a. Describe the need or problem addressed by this activity.
(Indicate the customer, what benefits they will receive, and if possible, quantify the impact on the return on investment [ROI] if the Document is implemented.)
The 450 mm FOSB standard was published as SEMI M80-1111.
Further activity was carried out to provide further clarification to the document on some interoperability features with other 450 mm carriers.
This addresses to align recently revised other carrier standards, as well as to correct some errors that were discovered.

b. Estimate effect on industry.
3: Major effect on a few companies - identify the relevant companies
Sector or Company Information:

c. Estimate technical difficulty of the activity.
II: Some Difficulty - Disagreements on known requirements exist but developing consensus is possible

2. Scope:
a: Describe the technical areas to be covered or addressed by this Document development activity. For Subordinate Standards, list common concepts or criteria that the Subordinate Standard inherits from the Primary Standard, as well as differences from the Primary Standard:
Line Item 1. Correction of items discovered in M80-1111

Line item 2. Modify shape of Carrier Frame Pin Hole to address tolerance conflicts between pin hole and load port pin diameters.

Line item 3. Center of Gravity Volume Text Description
Enhance the text description of the bounds of the COG volume to match the Figure.

Line item 4. Minor corrections
• Add missing text for Center Line of carrier door to the Reference Planes Specification section
• Correct Table 1 feature measurement locations to match figures
• Other corrections

b: Expected result of activity
Revision to an existing Standard/Guideline

For a new Subordinate Standard, identify the Primary Standard here:

For Standards, identify the Standard Subtype below:

Miscellaneous (describe below):

3. Projected Timetable for Completion:

a: General Milestones
a. Activity Start: 12/08/2011b. 1st Draft by: 01/12/2012
c. (Optional) Informational Ballot by: d. Letter Ballot by: 02/03/2012
e. TC Chapter Approval By:04/05/2012

4. Liaisons with other Global Technical Committees/TC Chapters/Subcommittees/TFs:
List global technical committees, TC Chapters, subcommittees, or task forces in your or other Regions/Locales that should be kept informed regarding the progress of this activity. (Refer to SEMI Standards organization charts and global technical committee charters as needed.)
International 450 mm PI & C TF
NA PI & C Committee
NA 450 mm Shipping Box TF
Japan PI & C Committee

b. Intercommittee Ballots:

Identify the recipient global technical committee(s):

5. Safety Considerations:
The resulting document is expected:
NOT to be a Safety Guideline

NOTE FOR "to be a Safety Guideline": When all safety-related information is removed from the Document, the Document is NOT technically sound and complete - Refer to Section 15.1 of the Regulations for special procedures to be followed.

NOTE FOR "NOT to be a Safety Guideline": When all safety-related information is removed from the Document, the Document is still technically sound and complete.

6. Intellectual Property Considerations:
a. For a new Standard or Safety Guideline and for any part to be modified or added in a Revision of published Standards and Safety Guidelines:
there is no alternative to the use of patented technology or copyrighted item(s)

If "patented technology is intended to be included in the proposed Standard(s) or Safety Guideline(s) " is selected above, then also check one:

b. For Revision, Reapproval, Reinstatement, or Withdrawal of existing Standard(s) and Safety Guideline(s):

c. The body of the Document and any Appendices, Complementary Files, Related Information sections, or Various Materials that may or may not be a part of the Document by reference:
will NOT include copyrighted material

NOTE FOR "the use of patented technology or a copyrighted item(s) is NOT required": If in the course of developing the document, it is determined that patented technology or copyrighted item(s) must be used to comply with the standard or safety guideline, the provisions of Section 16 of the Regulations must be followed.)

NOTE FOR "will include reproduced copyrighted material": A copyright release letter must be obtained from the copyright owner.

7. Comments, Special Circumstances:
The letter of assurance was received for the current 450 FOSB standard.
Additional use of patented technology or copyrighted item(s) will not be required for the revision of the standard.

8. TC Member Review:

Member Review Start Date; None.
Member Review End Date: None.

NOTE FOR ‘TC Member Review’ is required by the Regulations for a period of at least two weeks
before approval of a new, or a major revision of an existing, Standard or Safety Guideline. (See Regulations 8.2.1)
9.. SNARF Approval Dates:
TC Chapter or GCS12/08/2011
Recorded in TC Minutes
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