The International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI), the global consortium of the world’s major semiconductor manufacturers, has welcomed MATHESON as its first materials supplier to join its Technology Centre.

MATHESON has joined ISMI’s Environment, Safety and Health (ESH) Technology Centre.

Engineers from the two companies will collaborate to develop data-driven environmental and sustainable solutions in areas such as energy and resource conservation, chemical management, and industry response to climate change at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s (CNSE) Albany NanoTech Complex.

“We are very excited to become a member of ISMI, and to participate in its ESH programme,” enthused Bill Kroll, Chairman and CEO of MATHESON.

“MATHESON has gleaned a keen understanding and sharp perspective of the total solutions required to make businesses and operations truly sustainable as a result of our work in supporting the environmental management systems and programmes of our customers in electronics, chemicals, manufacturing, and various other sectors. We see this partnership as providing MATHESON access to resources and data that will help us develop new environmentally-friendly products and more far reaching sustainability initiatives which are focused on contributing to shareholder value for our customers and MATHESON.”

The SEMATECH and ISMI ESH programme has been pursuing energy and resource conservation for over 15 years and has published several dozen reports and presentations which collectively document best practices for energy and resource conservation.

In 2009, ISMI launched its ESH Technology Centre to further address the energy and resource conservation needs of the semiconductor industry.