SEMI International Standards
Date Prepared: 11/24/2004
Revised (if Applicable):

Name of Task Force (TF): International Terminology Task Force

Global Technical Committee: Silicon Wafer
Originating Technical Committee Region: International

1. Charter: (State the objective of the proposed TF.)
Assemble the various terms, abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols used in Silicon Technology into a comprehensive terminology standard, eventually removing all but the most specialized, restricted-use items from other standards under the global Silicon Wafer Committee. The basis for this standard is Document 3906, which was technically approved at the NA Silicon Wafer Committee meeting on October 27, 2004, in Portland, OR. This included the terms previously in SEMI M1 and most of the terms in ASTM Terminology F 1241, transferred to SEMI as SEMI MF1241. SEMI M1 has been revised to remove the definitions previously included therein, and SEMI MF1241 will be replaced and removed when the first edition of the new terminology standard is published in March 2005. Many other Silicon Wafer Committee standards are being updated at the present time. As this occurs, the task force will consider inclusion of additional terms in the new terminology standard.
2. Scope: (Define the specific activities that the TF will conduct.)
Expand and maintain the silicon technology standard. Cooperate with the NA Tech Editors Board to assist in eliminating essentially equivalent definitions in SEMI standards.
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 will be an international task force with co-chairs in each region and interested members worldwide. As one of the follow-ons to the International General Wafer Specification task force, the basis for international interaction has been well established. It is intended to invite all interested members of the Silicon Wafer Committee worldwide to participate in this task force, which is intended to do the bulk of its work by e-mail or other electronic communication. In each region, the members of the Terminology task force will work with members of other Silicon Wafer task forces to determine what terminology issues should be addressed at any given time.
4. Formation Date:(TF formed on)

Task Force formed on: 10/27/2004
Task Force approved by Committee/GCS on: