Substantial funding for boosting circularity in semiconductor manufacturing processes

Substantial funding has been granted by Business Finland for the project “Circularity in semiconductor fabrication”.


Semiconductor industry enables the development of a wide range of new sustainable technology today, but it is also one of the most resource consuming industries globally. Enabling efficient circularity is needed to start the process to implement sustainable solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing value chains. To address these challenges, the project “Circularity in semiconductor fabrication” has been granted substantial funding by Business Finland.

The circularity project is the second co-innovation project part of Applied Materials (Picosun) led leading company (Veturi) program Chip Zero. The aim is to boost the circularity for semiconductor manufacturing processes to achieve “Chip with zero lifetime emissions” by for example:
•    Develop in-depth understanding of the global semiconductor supply chains’ eco-efficiency
•    Develop new strategies and solutions for material recovery, recycling and industrial reuse
•    Focus on high value and critical materials and water management

The project is led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland with company partners Applied Materials in Finland (Picosun), Eurajoki Group, Murata and Sofi Filtration.

“This project aims to improve the industry’s environmental performance. We are excited about the possibility to work together with the partners to understand the needs and possibilities for more sustainable manufacturing and take the steps towards a greener future, as well as share our learnings within the semiconductor field”, says Dr. Riina Ritasalo, Chip Zero theme leader, from Applied Materials in Finland (Picosun).


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