GLRPPR Sector Resource: Semiconductor Manufacturing Topic Hub
Semiconductor Manufacturing Topic Hub
Semiconductors are crucial to all electronic products and to the global and internet economy. They are used in computers, consumer electronics and telecommunication equipment including wireless networks and handsets, industrial machinery, transportation equipment, and military hardware. The semiconductor industry is characterized by innovation and rapid product and process evolution compared to other industries. As with other industries, however, there continue to be prospects for reducing pollution and inefficiencies. Opportunities exist for reducing energy use, water use, and materials, as well as the wastes, effluents, and emissions generated. The Semiconductor Manufacturing Topic Hub is intended for P2 technical assistance providers and others to quickly learn about the semiconductor manufacturing industry, its challenges, drivers, and opportunities to become more efficient. This peer-reviewed resource provides an overview of the industry, a list of pollution prevention measures targeted to the industry, and a collection of internet references for additional information. This resource was developed by the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) as part of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx) Topic Hub project.
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