SEMI International Standards
Standards New Activity Report Form (SNARF)
Date Prepared: 03/31/2010Revised (if Applicable): 06/16/2017

Document Number: 4946
SNARF for: Line Item Revision to SEMI E87-1017, Specification for Carrier Management (CMS) and E87.1-1017, Specification for SECS-II Protocol for Carrier Mnagement (CMS), Adding Carrier Ready to Unload Prediction Feature

Originating Global Technical Committee: Information & Control
Originating TC Chapter: Korea
Task Force (TF) in which work is to be carried out: GEM 300 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.)
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)

b. Estimate effect on industry.
1: Major effect on entire industry or on multiple important industry sectors - identify the relevant sectors
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:

Line Item #1
- Add new status model and transition table, and modify related tables in E87-0312 and E87.1-XXXX.
- Add new user configurable variables for new features in E87-0312 and E87.1-XXXX.

b: Expected result of activity
Line-item revision to two or more existing Standards or Safety Guidelines

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

Modification of an existing part of Standard(s) or Safety Guideline(s) including Appendices, Complementary Files, and Supplementary Materials

For Standards, identify the Standard Subtype below:

Miscellaneous (describe below):

3. Projected Timetable for Completion:

a: General Milestones
a. Activity Start: 03/28/2010b. 1st Draft by: 07/31/2015
c. (Optional) Informational Ballot by: d. Letter Ballot by: 08/31/2017
e. TC Chapter Approval By:08/01/2018

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.)
I&C EU, Japan, NA, Taiwan TC Chapters
Automation Technology EU, Japan, Taiwan TC Chapters

b. Intercommittee Ballots:
will not be issued

Identify the recipient global technical committee(s):
Information & Control
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):
there is no known material patented technology necessary to use or implement the 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 reproduced 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:
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.
7. Title and scope change to include E87.1 on June 16, 2017

8. TC Member Review:
is not required for this SNARF.

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 GCS06/16/2017
Recorded in TC Minutes07/24/2017
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