Semiconductor Sustainability

Sustainability in Semiconductor

Sustainability in Semiconductor – Only Goal to reduce Impact on Environment and achieve Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

Conventional Semiconductor Manufacturing and Resource Utilization

  • Consumed large amount of water, energy, and raw materials, including hazardous chemicals
  • Generated significant amounts of waste, including toxic chemicals and byproducts
  • Energy-intensive, especially in processes like thermal treatments and deposition
  • Significant environmental footprint

Sustainable Method of Manufacturing and Resource Utilization

  • Reduce resource consumption by optimizing processes, recycling materials, and using eco-friendly alternatives
  • Minimizing waste by efficient use of materials, recycling, and adoption of cleaner manufacturing technologies
  • Utilizing renewable energy sources, energy-efficient equipment and process optimizations
  • Utilizing green technologies, applying circular economy and localized manufacturing

Impactful Output

  • Reduces Impacts on Environment
  • Encourage Social responsibility
  • Achieve Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

Is Net-Zero Emission Possible – Key Players planning to achieve Net-Zero between 2030-2050 + 100% Renewable Energy in Operation

  • Committed to achieve 100% renewable energy across its global operations by 2030
  • Committed to achieve Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions in its Global Operations by 2040
  • It also invest approximately $300 million in energy conservation at its facilities
  • Committed by 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions per unit of production by 40%
  • Set a goal by 2030 to source 25% renewable energy for fabs
  • 100% renewable energy for non-fabrication facilities
  • Set goals to operate at 100% renewable electricity by 2030
  • Set goals to achieve Net-Zero by 2050
  • Goals to be set to achieve absolute reduction in supply chain emissions
Applied Materials
  • Committed to achieve Net-Zero emissions by 2050 and in 2021 it has mitigated approximately 6.03 million tons of greenhouse gas
  • Plans to invest over KRW 7 trillion in its environmental initiatives by 2030
  • Plans to identify and invest in startups that support innovative green technologies
  • Reached 100% renewable energy in Malaysia and signed multiple agreements to purchase renewable energy globally
  • Committed to reach Net-Zero emissions by 2050 and stated the commitment to reach 42% absolute emissions reduction by 2030
  • Invests $1 billion on green capital expenditures by 2028 and nearly $3.7 billion in sustainability linked credit facilities
  • Achieved 100% renewable electricity use in the U.S. and 69 percent globally in 2022. Committed to achieve 100% renewable electricity globally by 2030
  • Driving a Net Zero 2040 Playbook powered by collaboration, clean energy and innovation
  • Schneider Electric Partners with Intel and Applied Materials to Help Decarbonize the Semiconductor Value Chain with New Catalyze Program

Are Industries Cross-Collaborating to Achieve Sustainability in Semiconductor?

Who are the Key Players?

GAN Systems
ST Life augmented

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Who are the Suppliers for Key Players?


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Who are Emerging Start-Ups?

Aligned carbon
Blue Lake
Electra Met

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Strategies to Achieve Sustainability in Semiconductor

Strategies to Achieve Sustainability in Semiconductor
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A few Benefits - Sustainability in Semiconductor

  • Reduces Energy Consumption
  • Reliable and Cost-effective Sustainable Energy Solutions
  • Low Maintenance
  • Controls Resource utilization 

  • Durability – Last long-term without need of replacement/ upgradation

What are the Programs/ Associations/ Organizations/ Standards that Players/ Suppliers/ Solution Providers are Members of?


An innovative start-up that is providing sustainable semiconductor PCB manufacturing technique


Patented technology on ReUSE® – EP2621254B1 and patent-pending technology on ReCYCLE™ – GB2617086A – ReUSE® and ReCYCLE™ together can deliver 100% material recycling of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs)

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