|[June 24, 2014]
Edwards to Focus on Sustainable Manufacturing at SEMICON® West 2014
CRAWLEY, England --(Business Wire)--
Edwards Limited, today announced its plans for participation at SEMICON®
West, taking place July 8-10, 2014, in San Francisco, Calif., USA.
Edwards will present on the environmental effects of semiconductor
manufacturing, and will discuss solutions and strategies for minimizing
the impact, at these Sustainable Manufacturing Forum sessions:
Session 5 (July 8, 1:30-3:00): Green House Gas
(GHG) Assessment: Joe VanGompel, Performance Services Manager,
Edwards, will discuss abatement of nitrous oxide (N2O)
during semiconductor manufacturing.
Session 6 (July 8, 3:30-5:00): Advanced
Abatement Systems: Mike Czerniak, Product Marketing Manager,
Edwards, will talk about abatement challenges due to increased process
gas flow rates and strategies for harmonizing and integrating the
operation of vacuum pumps and abatement systems as a complete
"At Edwards, we view sustainable manufacturing and environmental
stewardship as key components of our corporate mission," said Scott
Balaguer, President - US & Europe, Edwards. "We actively seek
opportunities to accomplish this through technical innovation in our
products and application development with our commercial partners.
SEMICON West provides an excellent platform to share best practices in
these critical areas with our industry colleagues."
The Sustainable Manufacturing Forum has been organized by SEMI's
Environmental Health and Safety (ES) Division, in conjunction with
SEMICON West, to share information about the latest technologies,
products, and management approaches that promote sustainable
manufacturing. Experts from the industry will address a wide variety of
environment, health and safety, sustainability and social responsibility
topics that affect semiconductor manufacturing. More information about
the Sustainable Manufacturing Forum can be found at: http://www.semiconwest.org/node/11596.
Edwards has also received the North America Standards Merit Award in
recognition of Mike Czerniak's contribution within the Information &
Control Committee, specifically in the development and publication of
SEMI E167 (Specification for Equipment Energy Saving Mode Communications
[EESM]) and E167.1 (SECS-II Protocol for EESM). These standards provide
further opportunities for cost reductions (via reduced energy
consumption) within the semiconductor industry.
In addition, Adrienne Pierce, Director Business Development, Edwards,
will be presenting the closing notes at the TechXPOT South during the
"Subcomponent Supply Chain Challenges for 10nm and Beyond" session on
Wednesday, July 9 (10:30 to 12:30).
For further information about Edwards products and services, please
Edwards is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum
products, abatement systems and related value-added services. These are
integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel
displays, LEDs and solar cells; are used within an increasingly diverse
range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating
applications, steel and other metallurgy, pharmaceutical and chemical;
and for both scientific instruments and a wide range of R&D applications.
Edwards has over 3,200 full-time employees and 500 temporary workers
operating in approximately 20 countries worldwide engaged in the design,
manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management
Further information about Edwards can be found at www.edwardsvacuum.com.
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