SEMI International Standards
Standards New Activity Report Form (SNARF)
Date Prepared: 06/23/2015Revised (if Applicable):

Document Number: 5948
SNARF for: New Standard: Guide for Mechanical Stress Test Methods in the Measurement of Gas Barrier Performance for Flexible Display Components and Devices under a Normal Usage Condition

Originating Global Technical Committee: Flat Panel Display (FPD) - Metrology
Originating TC Chapter: Taiwan
Task Force (TF) in which work is to be carried out: Flexible Displays Task Force
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.)
Flexible displays, which is thin and flexible, shock-resistant, and not limited by the occasion or space, will become the top choice of consumer electronic products. Gas barrier is one of important preservation components for flexible display devices. Therefore, a suitable guide of standardized mechanical stress testing methods in the measurement of gas barrier performance should be proposed, e.g. measuring water vapor and oxygen transmission rate for flexible display components or devices under a normal usage condition.

b. Estimate effect on industry.
2: Major effect on an industry sector - identify the relevant sector
Sector or Company Information:

c. Estimate technical difficulty of the activity.
II: Some Difficulty - Disagreements on known requirements exist but developing consensus is possible

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:
Standardize the testing methods of gas barrier films, including mechanical test methods including bending, torsion, rolling, tension, shocking, and quasi-static strength, for evaluating water-vapor-transmission-rate and oxygen transmission rate performance of flexible display components or devices under a normal usage condition.

Flexible Display Task Force in SEMI Japan is working on Doc. #5551, New Standard: Test Method for Measurement of Water Vapor Transmission Rate for Plastic Films and Sheets with High Barrier Properties for Electronic Devices.

The major difference between this document and Doc. #5551 is that this document will focus on the process of reliability test; it will include procedures from mechanical test to measurement of Water Vapor Transmission Rate or Oxygen Transmission Rate under a normal usage condition. And the environment condition setting will also be discussed.

b: Expected result of activity
New Standard or Safety Guideline (including replacement of an existing Standard or Safety 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: 06/23/2015b. 1st Draft by: 09/30/2015
c. (Optional) Informational Ballot by: d. Letter Ballot by: 03/30/2016
e. TC Chapter Approval By:09/20/2016

4. Liaisons with other Global Technical Committees/TC Chapters/Subcommittees/TFs:
List SEMI 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 and scopes as needed.)
Japan FPD Metrology / Materials & Components Committee
Korea FPD Metrology Committee

b. List any planned Type I Liaisons with external nonprofit organizations (e.g., SDO) that should receive Draft Documents from Standards staff for feedback during this activity and be notified when the Letter Ballot is issued (refer to Procedure Manual 7):

c. Intercommittee Ballots:
will not be issued

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:
the use of patented technology is NOT required.

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:

NOTE FORthe use of patented technology or the incorporation of Copyrighted Item(s) is NOT required’: If in the course of developing the Document, it is determined that the use of patented technology or Copyrighted Item(s) is necessary for the Document, the provisions of Regulations 16 must be followed.

NOTE FORwill incorporate Copyrighted Item’: A copyright release letter must be obtained from the copyright owner prior to publication.

7. Comments, Special Circumstances:

8. TC Member Review:
took place between (put dates below ) before approval at the TC Chapter Meeting, or

Member Review Start Date; 07/5/2015
Member Review End Date: 07/19/2015

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. (Refer to Regulations 8.2.1)

9. SNARF Approval Dates:
TC Chapter or GCS09/15/2015
Recorded in TC Minutes09/15/2015


10. SNARF Extension Dates:
TC Chapter Extension Granted on
Extension Expires on