SEMI International Standards
Technical Committee Charter

Charter of Global Photovoltaic Automation Committee

Explore, evaluate, discuss, and create consensus-based standard measurement methods, specifications, guidelines, and practices that, through voluntary compliance, will;
promote mutual understanding and improved communication between users and suppliers of photovoltaic automation systems, components and capabilities, and
enhance the manufacturing efficiency and capability and shorten time-to-market so as to reduce manufacturing cost of the photovoltaic (PV) industry.


  • To include liaisons and synergies with other SEMI technical committees for the development of PV-related standards.
  • The PV standards committee scope is limited to exploring and developing standards that pertain to common criteria, guidelines, methods for control and comparison of PV-related automation systems, components and capabilities. It will seek to support the international need for increasing PV product / process yield and reducing related PV costs per Watt peak.
  • In anticipation of ANSI accreditation, this committee will investigate opportunities towards ISO/IEC harmonization of efforts.
  • In addition to the above, the committee will also facilitate any industry initiatives towards product standardization needs.