Semiconductor Manufacturing Carbon Model
A Strategic Tool for Assessing Carbon Impact of Logic and Memory Technologies
The TechInsights Semiconductor Manufacturing Carbon Model is a powerful sustainability tool that brings together data on the carbon footprints and Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions for Logic and Memory (DRAM and NAND) integrated circuits (ICs) into one model for all leading 300mm wafer fabs.
Did you know that when it comes to electricity use in Wafer Fabs, 40% of usage is for Process Equipment? With the introduction of EUV, this increases to more than 50%.
Source: TechInsights Semiconductor Manufacturing Carbon Model
Addressing Semiconductor Carbon Emissions: A Two-Part Challenge
As demands for semiconductor technology continue to increase, so do the impacts of the semiconductor industry on the environment. With the climate crisis intensifying, the semiconductor industry faces a two-part problem:
- Design greener processes and technologies to reduce carbon emissions while simultaneously producing more powerful semiconductors
- Reduce carbon emissions from existing manufacturing facilities
Figure 1: Examining Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions from manufacturing a sample die, with breakout for Scope 1 emissions. TechInsights, 2024.
Semiconductor Manufacturing Carbon Model Subscription Overview
The Semiconductor Carbon Model calculates Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions from IC die manufacturing and silicon wafers. Scope 1 emissions are further broken down by natural gas and individual process gases. The process gasses are calculated for the following manufacturing process steps: atomic layer deposition (ALD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD), etching, lithography, and wet cleans.
The model enables users to compare fabs based on:
- Carbon emissions from purchased electricity
- On-site emissions from fossil fuel gas combustion
- Process chemical emissions and abatement efforts
- Water consumption – coming soon
Leveraging Industry Expertise to Track Carbon Impacts
The TechInsights Semiconductor Manufacturing Carbon Model is a vital sustainability tool providing the detailed modeling and benchmarking that foundries and IDMs (integrated die manufactures) need to support key decisions and that foundry customers need to evaluate the impact of their capital equipment vendors. Don’t fall behind the competition on your Sustainability progress. Get more information on TechInsights fact-based sustainability tools and products and see how they can help you gain valuable insights into semiconductor carbon emissions.
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