A newly formed group of leading device manufacturers is set to meet to discuss how to reduce emissions across the semiconductor supply chain.
Members of the Semiconductor Climate Consortium (SCC), made up of the likes of Intel, Micron, Samsung, SK Hynix, TSMC, AMD, Google and Microsoft, will hold sessions at the COP27 Climate Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
The carbon footprint of the semiconductor industry remains a significant problem; Despite the increasing use of renewable energy to power semiconductor manufacturing, device manufacturing activities continue to dominate the carbon output of the largest technology companies, if recent research from Harvard thought. (Opens in a new tab)
SCC . aims
The founding members affirmed their support for the Paris Agreement and related agreements driving the 1.5°C path, and claimed that they are in line with the need to “push climate progress within the semiconductor value chain.”
The SCC was conceptualized by the companies that came together under the SEMI Sustainability Initiative and say they will continue to focus on non-climate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
The authority claims it is the first global collaboration by semiconductor ecosystem companies focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain.
The members of the consortium say they are committed to working towards a number of goals including cooperation and harmonization of joint approaches, technological innovations and communication channels to continuously reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In addition, the group’s goals include lobbying for more reported progress in Band 1, 2 and 3 annually as well as setting near- and long-term decarbonization goals with the goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050.
Semiconductor manufacturing may be harmful to the environment, but it Certainly not the only part of the IT industry that does this.
For example, data centers are used in cloud hosting It currently uses roughly 1% of global electricity demand or 0.3% of all global carbon dioxide emissions, according to recent research from International Energy Agency. (Opens in a new tab)
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