SEMI International Standards
SEMI New Activity Report Form (SNARF)



Activity Number: 4946
SNARF for: Line Item Revision to SEMI E87-0709, Specification for Carrier Management (CMS), Adding Carrier Ready to Unload Prediction Feature


Originating Global Technical Committee: Information & Control
Originating Technical Committee Region: Korea
Task Force in which work is to be carried out: GEM 300 Task Force


1. Rationale: It is to improve efficiency of carrier transport, and It shall require that semiconductor equipment sends carrier transfer request more quickly than 'READY TO UNLOAD' of Load Port Transfer State Model (LPTSM)

Rate the Estimated Effect on the Industry
1: Major effect on entire industry or on multiple important industry sectors

Rate the Estimated Technical Difficulty of the Activity
III: Difficult - Limited expertise and resources exist and/or achieving consensus difficult

2. Scope:
a: Define the areas to be covered or addressed by this activity or document:

Line Item #1
- Add new status model and transition table.
- Add new property on table 6 at section 10.3.4 Carrier Attribute Definition Table in E87
-Add new user configurable variables for new features.



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

3. Projected Timetable for Completion:
a: General Milestones
a. Activity Start: 03/28/2010b. 1st Draft by: 07/31/2015
c. Preballot by: d. Technical Ballot by: 08/31/2015
e. Committee Approval By:12/31/2015




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


Intellectual Property Considerations:
a. In complying with the standard or safety guideline to be developed, the use of patented technology or a copyrighted item(s) is NOT required
b. The body of the standard and any appendices or related information sections will NOT include copyrighted material

Comments, Special Circumstances: 1. It is originally submitted by Korea Factory Automation WG and approved by NA I&CC on Mar 31, 2010.
After Korea has I&CC, the activity transferred from NA I&CC to Korea I&CC on May 26, 2011.
2. It was submitted as a new standard but it is revised as "Revision" on Sept 22, 2011
3. It was reapproved with scope revision on Aug 29, 2012
4. The title revised on November 8, 2012
5. Line item was added to remove "Provisional" from the E87.1 title on Novemeber 8, 2013
6. Remove Line item 2 and E87.1 related contents because E87.1 has to be handled as major revision on June 27, 2014. 4946 will be hold off untile the E87.1 revision completed.


Approval: Activity approved by Committee/GCS on June 27, 2014