Applied Materials has formulated a sustainable development plan and is committed to achieving a more sustainable company, industry and the world

·In the SEMICON West keynote speech,Applied Materials CorporationCEO Gary Dixon announced the vision of “creating a better future” and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG)plan.

·Enterprises: Applied Materials is committed to achieving 100% renewable energy procurement and reducing carbon by 50% by 2030; the company follows the “Scientific Carbon Goals” initiative and the recommendations of the “Climate-Related Financial Information Disclosure Working Group”

·Industry: The new project focuses on improving the eco-efficiency of chip manufacturing and building a more sustainable and fair supply chain

·World: Call for wider industry collaboration, so that computing in the era of artificial intelligence can achieve higher energy efficiency from Materials to Systems™

July 27, 2020, Shanghai-Applied Materials Corporation President and CEO Gary Dixon announced in the 50th SEMICON West keynote speech the company’s internal and joint implementation with suppliers, customers, and the computing industry. A series of 10-year action plans to expand the company’s environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) practices.

To further promote Applied Materials’ new vision of “creating a better future”, Gary Dixon introduced a new framework to generate positive ESG impacts within the company, the industry and the world.

Gary Dixon, President and CEO of Applied Materials, said: “I firmly believe that our responsibility as a leader is to make the world a better place. At Applied Materials, making positive contributions to the community is the foundation of our corporate culture. I am very excited to work with our employees, suppliers, direct customers, and the computing and electronics industries to “create a better future.”

A more sustainable company

In order to reduce the environmental impact of company operations, Applied Materials announced the following goals: to achieve 100% renewable energy procurement in the United States by 2022, and 100% renewable energy procurement globally by 2030; to achieve Scope 1 and Scope by 2030 Scope 2 carbon emissions are reduced by 50%. Applied Materials also announced that it has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Apex Clean Energy, which is a key step in achieving the company’s renewable energy goals. In addition, the company promises to follow the “Science Based Targets initiative” (SBTi) to set targets and report based on the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

A more sustainable industry

Applied Materials is currently working with customers and suppliers to promote a number of plans to further improve the sustainable development of the entire industry. These plans include hardware and software upgrades to reduce energy and chemical use, and reduce cleanroom space requirements, thereby improving the ecological benefits of existing and new systems. As part of its new “ecoUP” plan, Applied Materials announced the “3 30s” goal of its manufacturing system: By 2030, achieve a 30% reduction in energy consumption per wafer manufacturing equivalent and a 30% reduction in chemical consumption , Throughput density (wafer processing volume per square foot of clean room space) increased by 30%.

In addition, Applied Materials also announced the SuCCESS2030 plan (Supply Chain Certification for Environmental and Social Sustainability), which aims to build a more sustainable and fair supply for the semiconductor and Display manufacturing industry chain. SuCCESS2030 will optimize the selection, procurement, packaging, storage, transportation and recycling of materials and spare parts to reduce energy consumption, reduce emissions and save resources. The plan is also committed to promoting the progress of ethics, human rights, diversity and inclusiveness in all links of the supply chain.

Customer perspective

Dr. Wei Zhejia, President of TSMC, said: “As we enter the era of artificial intelligence from the digital age, the semiconductor industry continues to provide rich lives and services to people around the world. Green manufacturing is deeply rooted in TSMC’s corporate culture. Applied Materials Corporation They are the key players in this action plan. They use actions to show how we can reduce emissions through co-innovation.”

Manish Bhatia, Executive Vice President of Global Operations of Micron Technology, said: “Memory and storage are the key to the continued growth of the data-driven economy. Micron has set clear environmental operating goals to further promote energy conservation, emission reduction, water use, and waste management. We. Suppliers and technology partners are required to develop more sustainable solutions – from facility design to construction to efficient operation of wafer fabs – Applied Materials has accelerated its implementation.”

Shaheen Dayal, vice president of technology procurement at Intel’s foundry, said: “The SuCCESS2030 plan announced by Applied Materials is leading the industry and is in line with Intel’s 2030 corporate responsibility goals. It is to build a responsible and sustainable end-to-end supply chain for the semiconductor industry in the future. The core. We are faced with many extensive challenges that need to be solved urgently, which makes our common sense of urgency become stronger and stronger. No one can overcome these challenges alone, only through the cooperation of major organizations, industries and countries. To respond effectively.”

A more sustainable world

Artificial intelligence has great potential in accelerating research progress on global issues such as climate change, disease prevention, and public health, but it also consumes more and more energy. In order to realize the true potential of artificial intelligence, significant progress is required in the power, performance, area cost, and time to market (PPACt) of semiconductor devices. Applied Materials has the largest and most extensive technology and product portfolio in the industry, covering the manufacturing, shaping, improvement, analysis and connection of structures and equipment, etc., through which these advances can be achieved. Applied Materials’ latest selective tungsten process technology has broken through the key bottleneck of foundry manufacturing-the key bottleneck that continues to shrink with the 2D size of logic nodes is an example.

Gary Dixon said: “As we move into the era of artificial intelligence, the world will become more and more dependent on semiconductors. And our commitment to create a better future depends more and more on our joint efforts with the industry and the Electronic ecosystem. Collaboration capabilities. We need to break down the barriers from material to system and from system to material, and connect system designers, developers, integrators, chip manufacturers, and equipment and material suppliers in new ways.”

About Applied Materials

Applied Materials Corporation (Nasdaq: AMAT) is a leader in materials engineering solutions. Almost every new chip and advanced Display produced in the world is behind Applied Materials Corporation. With the technology that can change materials at the atomic level under the conditions of mass production, we help our customers realize the possibilities. Applied Materials firmly believes that our innovation will drive advanced technology to achieve the future.

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