The time is now: Sustainable semiconductor manufacturing

Professor Mike Czerniak Edwards Vacuum

As this article is being written, scientists and political leaders from around the world are preparing for COP 26 (October 2021), shorthand for the 26th Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Glasgow, Scotland. COP26 is the 5-year (plus a one-year delay for Covid) review meeting of the parties, in which they update their plans to limit human-caused global warming.

Most discussion focusses on the emissions of Green House Gasses (GHG). The trend in Semiconductor manufacturing shows that emissions are increasing, especially when compared to general manufacturing industries.

GHG Emissions: General vs Semiconductor Manufacturing

GHG emissions from semiconductor manufacturing are increasing while emissions from more traditional manufacturers are decreasing.

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The move towards tackling emissions is well underway for many semiconductor companies, and the industry continues to play a leading role in the worldwide effort to reduce GHG emissions.

To find out how the industry is approaching key challenges, Mike Czerniak’s featured article is available to download in full below

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