SEMI International Standards
Standards New Activity Report Form (SNARF)
Date Prepared: 06/01/2020Revised (if Applicable):

Document Number: 6671
SNARF for: Revision to SEMI PV63-0215,Specification for UL TRA-THIN Glasses Used for Photovoltaic Modules

Originating Global Technical Committee: Photovoltaic
Originating TC Chapter: China
Task Force (TF) in which work is to be carried out: PV Module Task Force
Note: If a new task force is needed, also submit a task force organization form (TFOF)

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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.)

SEMI PV63 is due for Five Year Review. And this standard is very useful for PV industry.
Some performance and parameters have been adjusted, so we need to apply for revision.



b. Estimate effect on industry.
2: Major effect on an industry sector - identify the relevant sector
Sector or Company Information: Solar module material manufacturer and solar module manufacturer

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

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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:

5.3.1 Expand the glass thickness range from 1.6mm to 3mm.
6.10.3 Subject the glass product to an impact to the surface resulting from a smooth steel sphere weighing 227 g falling through a distance of 1000mm.
6.12.1 Samples shall be maintained for at least 4 h at a temperature of 150C 2C in the oven.
Delete : 6.13.3 As for heat strengthened glass, the examination for ‘island’ and ‘particle’ shall be completed within 5 minutes of fracturing the glass. ‘Island’ and ‘particle’ are shown in Figure 4. Samples shall be examined for its fragmentation pattern. An area of radius 100 mm, centered on the impact point, and a border of 25 mm, round the edge of the test sample, shall be excluded from the assessment.
Add thickness difference when T is between 1.6 and 2.


b: Expected result of activity
Major revision to an existing Standard or Safety Guideline

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


Modification of an existing part of Standard(s) or Safety Guideline(s) including Appendices, Complementary Files, and Supplementary Materials

For Standards, identify the Standard Subtype below:


Miscellaneous (describe below):

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3. Projected Timetable for Completion:

a: General Milestones
a. Activity Start: 07/01/2020b. 1st Draft by: 12/01/2020
c. (Optional) Informational Ballot by: d. Letter Ballot by: 04/01/2021
e. TC Chapter Approval By:12/01/2021

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4. Liaisons with other Global Technical Committees/TC Chapters/Subcommittees/TFs:
a.
List SEMI 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.)


b. List any planned Type I Liaisons with external nonprofit organizations (e.g., SDO) that should receive Draft Documents from Standards staff for feedback during this activity and be notified when the Letter Ballot is issued (see Procedure Manual 7):


c. Intercommittee Ballots:
will not be issued

Identify the recipient global technical committee(s):

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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.

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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:
the use of patented technology is NOT required.

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):
there is no known material patented technology necessary to use or implement the 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:
the incorporation of Copyrighted Item will NOT be required



NOTE FORthe use of patented technology or the incorporation of Copyrighted Item(s) is NOT required’: If in the course of developing the Document, it is determined that the use of patented technology or Copyrighted Item(s) is necessary for the Document, the provisions of Regulations 16 must be followed.

NOTE FORwill incorporate Copyrighted Item’: A copyright release letter must be obtained from the copyright owner prior to publication.

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7. Comments, Special Circumstances:

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8. TC Member Review:
took place between (put dates below) before approval by the GCS, or

Member Review Start Date; 7/10/2020
Member Review End Date: 7/24/2020

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)
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9. SNARF Approval Dates:
TC Chapter or GCS06/30/2020
Recorded in TC Minutes

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10. SNARF Extension Dates:
TC Chapter Extension Granted on
Extension Expires on

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