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SEMI Start Up Series Episode 1: What is the Sustainability Start Up Program?

February 16, 2023 Francoise von Trapp Season 3 Episode 3
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SEMI Start Up Series Episode 1: What is the Sustainability Start Up Program?
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Show Notes

These days, everyone is talking about the importance of sustainability. In the semiconductor industry, developing more sustainable practices is top of mind for most manufacturers, because they are challenged with meeting increasing demands as semiconductors have become critical to everyday life, yet manufacturing them puts a strain on natural resources. 

To address this, The SEMI organization put together a sustainability initiative – and one element of that is its Startups for Sustainability program. This episode is the first in a series of three, in which we’ll learn more about the program, and talk to some of last year’s finalists.

·       James Amano, Senior Director, EHS and Sustainability, SEMI

·       Jon Herlocker, President & CEO at Tignis

·       Maher Damak, CEO & Co-Founder at Infinite Cooling

·       Lester D'Cruz, Senior Director Product Management at ATONARP

SEMI Sustainability Initiative 

The SEMI Sustainability Initiative brings together companies across the global electronics manufacturing and design supply chain to collaborate on the industry’s toughest sustainability challenges. One program in the initiative is SEMI Startups for Semiconductor Sustainability, which offers companies with innovative sustainability solutions the opportunity to present to top semiconductor VCs. Submit your startup’s application today.) Learn more at SEMI.org/startups.


A global association, SEMI represents the entire electronics manufacturing and design supply chain.

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