IMEC's SSTS for deriving
the entire semiconductor
As the wave of the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues, the demand for semiconductor technology is constantly increasing due to developments such as the widespread use of AI, the expansion of data centers, and the acceleration of digital transformation (DX). As the reliance on semiconductor devices grows, the impact of semiconductor manufacturing processes on the environment has become a critical issue.
In response to this, Samsung Electronics Semiconductor is making efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce water usage, and expand resource circulation. In addition to to minimize environmental impact during semiconductor production, Samsung has also joined the SSTS program of IMEC to minimize environmental impact from the design stage.
IMEC is the largest non-profit semiconductor research institute in Europe, conducting research on various new technologies that might pose a significant risk if pursued solely by private companies. Currently, more than 4,500 researchers from 95 countries are working together to perform multinational research that transcends national borders. IMEC is not a semiconductor research institute for a single company, but rather a research institute for the entire semiconductor industry.
IMEC's SSTS (Sustainable Semiconductor Technologies and Systems) program aims to derive sustainable solutions across the entire value chain of the semiconductor industry. The program invites partner companies to join in on the effort. IMEC plans to create a simulation program that calculates carbon emissions based on feedback from its partner companies, and to develop technologies and systems aimed at reducing environmental impact.