• Make semiconductor chips without wasting water? Intel says it can.


    Brian Livingston

    By Brian Livingston

    Semiconductor manufacturing requires water, and a lot of it. But the Intel Corporation, one of the world’s largest operators of fabrication facilities, announced recently that it’s on track by the year 2030 to deliver to local communities 100% as much clean water as its plants use — and that the company is already generating more than 100% in some countries.

    How is that possible? If fabs require water to run their manufacturing processes, how could a chip maker end up with more water than it uses?

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.30.0, 2022-07-25).