International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI) will host a panel discussion
entitled "The Business Case for ESH" at its 7th Annual ISMI
Symposium on Manufacturing Effectiveness scheduled to take place at the Renaissance
Austin Hotel in Austin, October 31-November 4, 2010.
The panel discussion, to be held on Thursday, November 4, at 1:45 p.m., will
be moderated by founder and director of weSRCH.com, G. Dan Hutcheson, and will
feature a diverse group of senior executives who will share the benefits of
sustainable business practices and functional models that apply to real-world
semiconductor manufacturing environments.
The expert panelists include:
- Norm Armour, vice president and general manager of GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 8
- Dr. Sanjiv Mittal, managing director of FabVantage Division, Applied Global
Services, Applied Materials
- Steve James, manager of Texas Instruments DFAB wafer fab
- Rick Whitney, president and CEO of M+W Group
"At GLOBALFOUNDRIES we have been a pioneer in applying 'lean'
methodologies to semiconductor manufacturing, allowing us to increase efficiency
and reduce waste across our operations," said Norm Armour, vice president
and general manager of GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 8. "Our global semiconductor
fabs have a longstanding reputation for environmental stewardship, and our new
Fab 8 under construction in New York has been designed as a 'green fab.'
But the benefits of sustainable manufacturing go well beyond a reduction of
environmental impact. Optimizing environmental performance and maximizing agility
can lower costs, improve product quality, and enhance the ability to get products
to market quickly."
"As a key supplier to the semiconductor industry, Applied Materials has
focused on providing innovative solutions to customers that enable more sustainable
manufacturing while also lowering their operating costs," said Dr. Sanjiv
Mittal, managing director of FabVantage Division, Applied Global Services, Applied
Materials. "For example, we recently developed the industry's first
fully-integrated abatement and vacuum pumping system for controlling emissions
and reducing energy costs in the fab. When synchronized with a process tool,
customers can realize annual savings in power, water and gas consumption equivalent
to 220,000 pounds of CO2 emissions. We are continuing this kind of environmental
leadership, since we are keenly aware of how important it is to customers to
achieve these manufacturing goals."
"It doesn't take complex equations to realize that reducing water
and energy use in manufacturing adds dollars to your bottom line. Investing
in efficiency is a no-brainer," said Steve James, manager of DMOS5 at
Texas Instruments. "The real cherry on top are the added benefits: community
support, employee innovation and loyalty, a cleaner, healthier environment and
sustained resources for long-term operations."
"M+W Group has led by example in designing and building sustainable facilities
around the world. We have been pioneering energy conservation in technical
applications for over 20 years. While we work diligently to help our customers
achieve sustainability, we operate our business strategically by the same principles,"
said Rick Whitney, president and CEO of M+W Group. "As our care and concern
for the workforce protects the most valuable assets of all - life and
quality of life - it also provides other measurable benefits. As
an example, our principled approach to EHS has resulted in substantial cost
Recently, interest in sustainable manufacturing practices has grown because
companies have realized that they can incorporate manufacturing processes that
are both environmentally and economically sound. Manufacturing facilities can
then gain a competitive advantage through cost savings, lower costs of compliance
with environmental and health regulations, and potentially increased marketability
for their products and services.
Week is this fall's pre-eminent event for semiconductor engineers
and managers to meet face-to-face and collaborate on all aspects of manufacturing
productivity, including the latest in cost-cutting
methodologies, real-time data management, and advances in equipment and
Symposium will be co-located with ISMI's Manufacturing Week
for the first time and will feature recent advancements to improve the reliability
and efficiency of factory operations. Programs include two
days of workshops and short courses, followed by a multi-track symposium on
fab and equipment productivity, green manufacturing, statistical methods, yield
metrology, and concepts in manufacturing, accompanied by an exhibitors'
pavilion filled with the latest tools and solutions from some of the industry's
Registration for the AEC/APC and ISMI Manufacturing Effectiveness symposia
is open to both ISMI members and the general public. For
more information, please visit http://ismi.sematech.org/ismisymposium.