TFOF for S23 Revision Global Task Force
SEMI International Standards
Date Prepared: 12/07/2001
Revised (if Applicable): 11/11/2014

Name of Task Force (TF): S23 Revision Global Task Force

Global Technical Committee: EH&S
Originating Technical Committee Region: Japan and North America

1. Charter: (State the objective of the proposed TF.)
To propose revisions, as needed, to S23 to adopt it to energy conservation, energy efficiency and energy management concepts for semiconductor and related (e.g., Flat Panel, MEMS, LED) manufacturing equipment.
2. Scope: (Define the specific activities that the TF will conduct.)
*Adopt existing core S23 concepts to equipment sub-systems and sub-components4
*Describe characteristics and management of energy use states (e.g., sleep modes)
Provide metrics and concepts for expressing energy efficiency and energy conservation

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 Global Task Force is proposed to be composed from the existing Japan EHS Committee Task Force and its significant group of participating North American EHS Committee members.
4. Formation Date:(TF formed on)

Task Force formed on: 12/07/2001
Task Force approved by Committee/GCS on:

For the past several years the existing Japan TF has been working well with a Japan “side” and North American "side”.
Interest in energy efficiency topics and S23 is rising in other regions (e.g. Taiwan), and robust coordination is needed between the S23 TF and the ESEC (Energy Saving Equipment Communication) Task Force, therefore it is proposed to convert the existing Japan EHS TC TF into a Global Task Force.
The GTF idea was presented to NA EHS TC at SEMICON West meetings. See page 51 of the draft TC Minutes (Jul 10, 2014). At that time there was no concern for the action expressed in the NA TC. It is anticpated that the proposed GTF will be accepted.