SEMI International Standards
Standards New Activity Report Form (SNARF)
Date Prepared: 06/28/2013Revised (if Applicable):

Document Number: 5628
SNARF for: Line item Revision to SEMI E158-0912, Mechanical Specification for Fab Wafer Carrier Used to Transport and Store 450 mm Wafers (450 FOUP) and Kinematic Coupling


Line Item Revision to SEMI E159-0912, Mechanical Specification for Multi Application Carrier (MAC) Used to Transport and Ship 450 mm Wafers

Originating Global Technical Committee: Physical Interfaces & Carriers
Originating TC Chapter: North America
Task Force (TF) in which work is to be carried out: International 450 mm Physical Interfaces & Carriers
Note: If a new task force is needed, also submit a task force organization form (TFOF)

1. Rationale:
a. Describe the need or problem addressed by this activity.
(Indicate the customer, what benefits they will receive, and if possible, quantify the impact on the return on investment [ROI] if the Document is implemented.)
Correction of table 1 in 450FOUP.
It will fix the wrong formula on Center of Gravity in the APPENDIX3 of E159 and E158.

b. Estimate effect on industry.
4: Slight effect or effect not determinable
Sector or Company Information:

c. Estimate technical difficulty of the activity.
I: No Difficulty - Proven concepts and techniques exist or quick agreement anticipated

2. Scope:
a: Describe the technical areas to be covered or addressed by this Document development activity. For Subordinate Standards, list common concepts or criteria that the Subordinate Standard inherits from the Primary Standard, as well as differences from the Primary Standard:
The following changes are to be balloted as a single Letter Ballot:
1. Correction of table 1 in 450FOUP
z26 :  (>17)  →  (<17)
z45 :  (388)   →  (<390)

2. Fix the formula in A3-1.6 of 450FOUP and MAC.
F1 Ly0 = F2 (Ly - Ly0) + F3 (Ly - Ly0)
F1 Ly0 = F2 Ly – F2 Ly0 + F3 Ly – F2 Ly0
(F1 + F2 + F3) Ly0 = (F2 – F3) Ly
Ly0 = Ly (F2 – F3) / (F1 + F2 + F3)

F1 Ly0 = F2 (Ly - Ly0) + F3 (Ly - Ly0)
F1 Ly0 = F2 Ly – F2 Ly0 + F3 Ly – F3 Ly0
(F1 + F2 + F3) Ly0 = (F2 + F3) Ly
Ly0 = Ly (F2 + F3) / (F1 + F2 + F3)

b: Expected result of activity
Revision to an existing Standard/Guideline

For a new Subordinate Standard, identify the Primary Standard here:

For Standards, identify the Standard Subtype below:

Miscellaneous (describe below):

3. Projected Timetable for Completion:

a: General Milestones
a. Activity Start: 06/26/2013b. 1st Draft by: 07/09/2013
c. (Optional) Informational Ballot by: d. Letter Ballot by: 08/15/2013
e. TC Chapter Approval By:10/30/2013

4. Liaisons with other Global Technical Committees/TC Chapters/Subcommittees/TFs:
List global technical committees, TC Chapters, subcommittees, or task forces in your or other Regions/Locales that should be kept informed regarding the progress of this activity. (Refer to SEMI Standards organization charts and global technical committee charters as needed.)
International 450 Shipping Box Task Force

b. Intercommittee Ballots:

Identify the recipient global technical committee(s):

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

NOTE FOR "to be a Safety Guideline": When all safety-related information is removed from the Document, the Document is NOT technically sound and complete - Refer to Section 15.1 of the Regulations for special procedures to be followed.

NOTE FOR "NOT to be a Safety Guideline": When all safety-related information is removed from the Document, the Document is still technically sound and complete.

6. Intellectual Property Considerations:
a. For a new Standard or Safety Guideline and for any part to be modified or added in a Revision of published Standards and Safety Guidelines:
there is no alternative to the use of patented technology or copyrighted item(s)

If "patented technology is intended to be included in the proposed Standard(s) or Safety Guideline(s) " is selected above, then also check one:

b. For Revision, Reapproval, Reinstatement, or Withdrawal of existing Standard(s) and Safety Guideline(s):

c. The body of the Document and any Appendices, Complementary Files, Related Information sections, or Various Materials that may or may not be a part of the Document by reference:
will NOT include copyrighted material

NOTE FOR "the use of patented technology or a copyrighted item(s) is NOT required": If in the course of developing the document, it is determined that patented technology or copyrighted item(s) must be used to comply with the standard or safety guideline, the provisions of Section 16 of the Regulations must be followed.)

NOTE FOR "will include reproduced copyrighted material": A copyright release letter must be obtained from the copyright owner.

7. Comments, Special Circumstances:
Shoji: Existing IP

8. TC Member Review:

Member Review Start Date; None.
Member Review End Date: None.

NOTE FOR ‘TC Member Review’ is required by the Regulations for a period of at least two weeks
before approval of a new, or a major revision of an existing, Standard or Safety Guideline. (See Regulations 8.2.1)
9.. SNARF Approval Dates:
TC Chapter or GCS07/10/2013
Recorded in TC Minutes
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