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Jim L’Heureux is Director of Fab Environmental Solutions at Applied Materials. He has been with Applied for over 25 years, serving in several engineering and management roles across multiple groups in the organization. Jim holds more than 10 patents in the areas of semiconductor, photovoltaic and sub-fab equipment. He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in engineering mechanics from Santa Clara University.
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.