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The computer chip industry has a dirty climate secret

18.09.2021
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As demand for chips surges, the semicondutor industry is trying to grapple with its huge carbon foot printThe semiconductor industry has a problem. Demand is booming for silicon chips, which are embedded in everything from smartphones and televisions to wind turbines, but it comes at a big cost: a huge carbon footprint.The industry presents a paradox. Meeting global climate goals will, in part, rely on semiconductors. They're integral to electric vehicles, solar arrays and wind turbines. But chip manufacturing also contributes to the climate crisis. It requires huge amounts of energy and water - a chip fabrication plant, or fab, can use millions of gallons of water a day - and creates hazardous waste. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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