Addressing the carbon impact of semiconductor manufacturing
Electronics is globally one of the world’s most polluting industries. Semiconductors have overtaken the automotive sector in overall carbon footprint, with the world’s largest chip producer now producing more CO2 than General Motors.
Semiconductor manufacturers have the opportunity to expand their capabilities and respond to increasing demand to decarbonise their manufacturing operations. This complex challenge requires significant effort, investment, and creative thinking – however, now is the time for the industry to think smarter and position sustainability at the core of its operations.
of global consumers believe businesses should prioritise responsible production and consumption of goods and services
of emissions from a smartphone come from the microprocessors inside the device
of global greenhouse gas emissions come from the manufacturing sector
of semiconductor emissions come from the manufacturing process
White Paper 1: Intelligent Low-Carbon Semiconductor Manufacturing
Pragmatic is committed to working with industry leaders to create innovative techniques that decrease carbon emissions, improve resource efficiency and productivity while driving down the carbon emissions of semiconductor manufacturing. Our new large-scale manufacturing facility at Pragmatic Park will innovate and define what best-in-class, smart, sustainable semiconductor manufacturing should look like.
Our first white paper explains Pragmatic’s world-leading approach to making our semiconductor manufacturing process more sustainable with the help of Industry 4.0 knowhow.
White Paper 2: Life Cycle Analysis of FlexICs
The second of our Sustainable Manufacturing white papers looks at the life cycle analysis of Pragmatic’s primary product, the FlexIC, and explores why low carbon electronics are poised to play a significant role in implementing the ubiquitous Internet of Things. The paper reports our forecasted environmental footprint and highlights our ongoing efforts to minimise this further through advances in intelligent low-carbon manufacturing.