Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > ISMI Launches New Environment, Safety & Health (ESH) Technology Center to Tackle Green Technology Challenges

Abstract:
Initiative builds on ISMI's commitment to drive sustainable and cost-effective manufacturing

ISMI Launches New Environment, Safety & Health (ESH) Technology Center to Tackle Green Technology Challenges

Austin, TX | Posted on January 27th, 2009

International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI), the global consortium of the world's major semiconductor manufacturers, today announced the launch of its new Environment, Safety & Health (ESH) Technology Center in Austin, Texas. The Center will be dedicated to providing green technology solutions that lead to reduced energy consumption, lower costs, and greater productivity in semiconductor manufacturing.

"Given the global environmental challenges we face, we believe there is nothing more important than energy and resource conservation," said Scott Kramer, vice president of manufacturing technology at SEMATECH. "Our objective in launching the ESH Technology Center is to lead the effort to keep our industry's manufacturing businesses productive, profitable, and sustainable, while significantly reducing the environmental footprint of manufacturing operations."

In addition to the current ISMI members, who represent over half of the world's semiconductor production, participation in the ESH Technology Center is open to all chipmakers and equipment and materials manufacturers. Adopting ISMI's successful collaborative model, the Center's participating companies will share ideas and resources, and direct, continuously evaluate, and refresh the program portfolio.

The new Center will drive ESH programs, built over 15 years by SEMATECH and ISMI, to:

· promote energy and resource conservation through technical evaluations and demonstrations;

· advance green semiconductor operations and processes;

· provide forums for sharing ESH benchmark data, surveys, and best practices.

As an example of the Center's work, past projects have demonstrated 10-20 percent utility reductions by adopting best practices in ultrapure water recycle/reclaim and cleanroom HVAC optimization. The new Center will continue this focus on practical and cost-effective engineering solutions, and target other important areas such as energy reduction in process equipment.

"At the Center we will work through all levels of the supply chain to address the industry's need for sustainability, productivity, and cost-effectiveness," said Ron Remke, ISMI's ESH program manager who will head the Center. "We'll be a source of data-driven best practices to tackle the challenges of sustainable manufacturing and act as a proving ground for technology solutions."

"Sustainable manufacturing is vital for the long-term growth of the semiconductor industry," said Kramer. "There is a high level of interest in the Center, and we're convinced that it will bring significant value to existing ISMI member companies and new participants alike. We all share a common commitment to what is good for business and good for the environment, and together, we can do great things."

####

About International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI)
ISMI is a global alliance of the world’s major semiconductor manufacturers, dedicated to reducing cost per wafer and ultimately cost per die, through cooperative programs focused on manufacturing effectiveness.. ISMI’s current program portfolio includes ESH, next-generation factories, 450mm, continuous improvement, and metrology. ISMI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SEMATECH (www.sematech.org).

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Erica McGill
SEMATECH | Media Relations
255 Fuller Road | Albany, NY | 12203
o: 518-956-7446 | m: 518-487-8256

Copyright © International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI)

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Beating the heat a challenge at the nanoscale: Rice University scientists detect thermal boundary that hinders ultracold experiments July 28th, 2016

Ageing can drive progress: Population ageing is likely to boost medicine, nanotechnology and robotics, but increase political risks July 27th, 2016

WSU researchers 'watch' crystal structure change in real time: Breakthrough made possible by new Argonne facility July 27th, 2016

Enhancing molecular imaging with light: New technology platform increases spectroscopic resolution by 4 fold July 27th, 2016

Openings/New facilities/Groundbreaking/Expansion

GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Expand Presence in China with 300mm Fab in Chongqing: Company plans new manufacturing facility and additional design capabilities to serve customers in China May 31st, 2016

Albertan Science Lab Opens in India May 7th, 2016

SUNY Poly Partnership with Japan's New Energy and Industrial Development Organization Drives Investment in and Installation of Emerging ‘Green’ Technologies at World-Class 'Zero Energy Nano' Building March 22nd, 2016

Composite Pipe Long Term Testing Facility February 10th, 2016

Chip Technology

Beating the heat a challenge at the nanoscale: Rice University scientists detect thermal boundary that hinders ultracold experiments July 28th, 2016

New nontoxic process promises larger ultrathin sheets of 2-D nanomaterials July 27th, 2016

Nanometrics Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results July 26th, 2016

Integration of novel materials with silicon chips makes new 'smart' devices possible July 25th, 2016

Environment

A 'smart dress' for oil-degrading bacteria July 24th, 2016

News from Quorum: The College of New Jersey use the Quorum Cryo-SEM preparation system in a project to study ice crystals in high altitude clouds July 19th, 2016

Researchers improve catalyst efficiency for clean industries: Method reduces use of expensive platinum July 8th, 2016

Electronic nose smells pesticides and nerve gas July 6th, 2016

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

Starpharma initiates new DEP™ drug delivery program with AstraZeneca July 27th, 2016

XEI Scientific Partners with Electron Microscopy Sciences to Promote and Sell its Products in North and South America July 25th, 2016

Leti and Korea Institute of Science and Technology to Explore Collaboration on Advanced Technologies for Digital Era July 14th, 2016

Nanosystem and Digital Surf launch NanoMap Alpha: New surface imaging & metrology software based on Mountains® Technology July 14th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic