Edwards will be focusing it’s presentations at this year’s SEMICON® event on the environmental effects of semiconductor manufacturing, and will discuss solutions and strategies for minimising the impact.

Edwards’ presentations feature abatement solutions that reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing; and Edwards receives the SEMI North America Standards Merit Award for energy cost reduction.

“At Edwards, we view sustainable manufacturing and environmental stewardship as key components of our corporate mission,” said Scott Balaguer, President – US & Europe, Edwards. “We actively seek opportunities to accomplish this through technical innovation in our products and application development with our commercial partners. SEMICON West provides an excellent platform to share best practices in these critical areas with our industry colleagues.”

The Sustainable Manufacturing Forum has been organised by SEMI’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Division, in conjunction with SEMICON West, to share information about the latest technologies, products, and management approaches that promote sustainable manufacturing. Experts from the industry will address a wide variety of environment, health and safety, sustainability and social responsibility topics that affect semiconductor manufacturing.

Edwards has also received the North America Standards Merit Award in recognition of Mike Czerniak’s contribution within the Information & Control Committee, specifically in the development and publication of SEMI E167 (Specification for Equipment Energy Saving Mode Communications [EESM]) and E167.1 (SECS-II Protocol for EESM). These standards provide further opportunities for cost reductions (via reduced energy consumption) within the semiconductor industry.

In addition, Adrienne Pierce, Director Business Development, Edwards, will be presenting the closing notes at the TechXPOT South during the “Subcomponent Supply Chain Challenges for 10nm and Beyond” session on Wednesday 9th July  (10:30 to 12:30).