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In this blog, I look at ways Applied Materials is working with leading customers who wish to sustainably increase production to meet the world’s growing need for semiconductors. About half of the opportunity lies in the sub-fab, the often-overlooked world of support equipment below the production floor that consumes around half of the energy needed by modern fabs.
Compound semiconductors like silicon carbide (SiC) signal a new era of materials engineering in the automotive semiconductor market, one that can significantly increase efficiency, reduce heat dissipation and cut down the cost of end systems, thereby accelerating electric vehicle adoption rates.
This year, Applied Materials employees are going virtual in support of EarthWorks, the company’s annual campaign to inspire education and action around environmental sustainability and ensure a cleaner and greener tomorrow.
In the regions where we work and live, we are addressing immediate humanitarian needs while working with key strategic partners to combat the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on local communities and the nonprofit sector.
Our latest in a series of blogs inspired by Applied Materials’ panel discussion at IEDM explores where and how data should be processed and stored to drive computing efficiency while curbing energy consumption.
Applied Materials moderated a thought-provoking panel discussion during IEDM which showed that while there is no single path to achieving continued improvements in chip performance, power and area-cost, the industry will be well-served to search for solutions together.
What’s clear from the panel discussion I recently moderated with Facebook, IBM, Intel, Stanford and TSMC is that the semiconductor design and manufacturing model is evolving and will look extremely different in the years ahead.