SEMI Gets It!
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) released an article
announcing the publication of a white
paper prepared by its SEMI PV Group. This group supports SEMI members "serving the
crystalline and thin film photovoltaic (PV) supply chains." In describing the
"Perfect Industry," the paper rightly looks to standards (along with materials and process innovation and productivity improvements) as a means for accelerated cost reductions, identifies
efffective international standards as a requirement for enabling innovation, and
cites how standards contribute to economic growth and
SEMI is to be
commended for their vision of how standards bring benefit to an industry. With
an official working relationship with IEC
TC 113 already in place, the SEMI PV group should work with TC 113 Working
Group 3 to develop international performance assessment standards for their industry.
10-29-2008 10:21 AM