SEMI International Standards
SEMI New Activity Report Form (SNARF)

Activity Number: 4730
SNARF for: New Standard: Guidelines – Identification, evaluation and classification of performance skill levels

Originating Global Technical Committee: Metrics
Originating Technical Committee Region: North America
Task Force in which work is to be carried out: Equipment Training Task Force

1. Rationale:
Currently no active standard guidelines exist for the identification, evaluation and classification of performance skill levels. The last guidelines were defined in 1995 by a SEMI/ Sematech group.
Manufacturers and equipment suppliers will be able to communicate on the same level to discuss training and classification along with any issues of levels of service.
This guideline will establish performance skill levels and a set of rules to identify and evaluate performance levels.

Rate the Estimated Effect on the Industry
1: Major effect on entire industry or on multiple important industry sectors

Rate the Estimated Technical Difficulty of the Activity
II: Some Difficulty - Disagreements on known requirements exist but developing consensus is possible

2. Scope:
a: Define the areas to be covered or addressed by this activity or document:

These guidelines will cover as many classification requirements issues as possible. This document applies to all semiconductor companies and manufacturers of semiconductor equipment. The guidelines should also be directly applicable to the PV, FPD, and MEMS industries. The guidelines may not provide a complete or comprehensive set of specific solutions, but will offer a framework when developing an individual classification program.

b: Expected result of activity
New Standard

3. Projected Timetable for Completion:
a: General Milestones
a. Activity Start: 11/05/2008b. 1st Draft by: 11/01/2009
c. Preballot by: 03/01/2010d. Technical Ballot by: 10/01/2010
e. Committee Approval By:07/13/2011

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

Intellectual Property Considerations:
a. In complying with the standard or safety guideline to be developed, the use of patented technology or a copyrighted item(s) is NOT required
b. The body of the standard and any appendices or related information sections will NOT include copyrighted material

Comments, Special Circumstances: None.

Approval: Activity approved by Committee/GCS on January 30, 2009