SEMI International Standards
Date Prepared: 09/04/2011
Revised (if Applicable): 06/09/2011

Name of Task Force (TF): Equipment Interface Specification (EIS)

Global Technical Committee: Automation Technology
Originating Technical Committee Region: Global

1. Charter: (State the objective of the proposed TF.)
Study and development of a suite of equipment communication interface related standards for photovoltaic (PV) production systems.
The study will lead to development of standards that are optimized to reduce costs with well-fit definitions and specifications to the requirement of real-world PV manufacturing operation.

2. Scope: (Define the specific activities that the TF will conduct.)
Development of a suite of standards on communication interface between equipment or between equipment and factory for photovoltaic (PV) production systems, which includes, but not limited to:
- Document 4804 “Specification for a Horizontal Communication Between Equipment for Photovoltaic Fabrication System”
- Data Definition document(s) (to be written as subordinate standards of 4804)
- Application specific implementation document(s) (to be written as subordinate standards of 4804)
- Single Substrate Tracking document (to be written as subordinate standard of PV2)

3. Formal linkages with TFs in other Regions/Locales: (Show each associated TF and its parent global technical committee; indicate nature of relationship – global TF, observer TF, etc.)
This is global (international) TF with currently active members from
- Europe Photovoltaic Automation Committee
- Japan Photovoltaic Automation Committee

Liaison and potential future participation from
- NA Photovoltaic Committee

4. Formation Date:(TF formed on)

Task Force formed on:
Task Force approved by Committee/GCS on: 07/12/2011