The global high-tech engineering and construction company M+W Group has presented current and future trends, as well as state of the art solutions, for an integrated approach to waste reduction in order to improve the sustainability of semiconductor fabs. The presentation was held at the High-Tech Facility International Forum 2016 in Taipei on 8th September in conjunction with the Semicon Taiwan trade show.
Having successfully contributed to the forum’s widely recognized meetings over the past two years M+W Group was also invited to this year’s expert meeting on high- tech facilities. There, M+W Group leading experts presented the company’s solutions for an Integrated Waste Reduction Program for Semiconductor Facilities. It was emphasized that minimization of waste produced in semiconductor wafer fabs and other high-tech facilities begins during the buildings’ design and must focus on both the construction as well as the operational phases.
Drawing on its globally recognized experience, M+W Group outlined how sustainability in a semiconductor wafer fab can best be evaluated, monitored and optimized through the application of a holistic Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tool that provides systematic evaluation of all environmental aspects of a wafer fab during their construction, operational lifetime and decommissioning.
Herbert Blaschitz, CEO of M+W Group’s Global Business Unit Advanced Technology Facilities, said “There is an ever-increasing interest in the industry to implement fully sustainable semiconductor wafer fab solutions. We at M+W Group have broad and successful experience in this field and are proud to be at the forefront of this development.”
About the High-Tech Facility International Forum: As part of SEMICON Taiwan the High- Tech Facility International Forum 2016 focuses on cost-efficient waste reduction for sustainable facilities. The forum builds a platform for major players in the high tech facility community to discuss latest trends, challenges and outstanding solutions for the Taiwanese high-tech industry. Other members besides M+W Group include TSMC, UMC (wafer fab foundries for Integrated Circuits (IC)), Macronix, Inotera (IC memory manufacturers), AUO, Chimei Innolux (flat panel display manufacturers), ASE, SPIL (IC assembly), Epistar (LED Manufacturer) and Motech (PV module manufacturer).