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Life Cycle Inventory of a CMOS Chip
Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, 2006.
A life cycle inventory for comparative assessment of assorted semiconductor device types is assembled using a library of process step-related information. In this paper, we present the structure of this library of energy use, material inputs and emissions data at the process equipment-level and facilities-scale, normalized per wafer. Selected results from a case study of a 130nm node CMOS device are presented and compared with a previous study of a comparable chip. Comparative production impacts of 6-layer and 8-layer CMOS devices are shown.doi:10.1109/isee.2006.1650071 fatcat:wkijhmgttnenjfyqw6ipvfcr6m