SEMI International Standards
SEMI New Activity Report Form (SNARF)



Activity Number: 4999
SNARF for: New Standard: Test Methods for Optical Properties of Electronic Paper Displays


Originating Global Technical Committee: Flat Panel Display (FPD) - Metrology
Originating Technical Committee Region: Taiwan
Task Force in which work is to be carried out: e-Paper Display Task Force


1. Rationale: Since e-Paper displays are reflective and bi-stable displays, illumination conditions and measuring geometries, affect the measuring results of optical properties. As electronic paper displays (e-Paper displays) are gaining more popularity nowadays, suitable standardized measuring methods should be proposed to evaluate the optical performance of e-Paper displays.
Rate the Estimated Effect on the Industry
2: Major effect on an industry sector - identify the relevant sector

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:
Standardize the measurement methods, including illumination conditions and measuring geometries, and define the parameters for optical properties of e-Paper displays

b: Expected result of activity
New Standard

3. Projected Timetable for Completion:
a: General Milestones
a. Activity Start: 09/22/2009b. 1st Draft by: 12/30/2010
c. Preballot by: d. Technical Ballot by: 03/30/2011
e. Committee Approval By:06/30/2011




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 June 24, 2010