[Fwd: The Costs of Making a DRAM Chip]
Bill Kearney" <email@example.com
Sun, 26 Jan 2003 09:49:30 -0500
> From: Eugen Leitl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [Fwd: The Costs of Making a DRAM Chip]
> Don't fret, we'll grow pentiums on trees some day.
> Seriously, that the ecoaudit of semiconductor photolitho is just awful is
> hardly news.
> There's not that much what we can do overnight, but inkjet and
> nanolithoprinting is coming. Plastik ink and quantum dots are easy enough
> to cook up, and get transferred to surface in one step. Molecular
> circuitry is environmentally very friendly, especially if machine-phase
> lands. (Of course, it'd better land within a human lifespan, or less).
I seem to recall previous reports back in the mid-90's. Mostly about the toxic
by-products of fabs.
Ah yes plastics. Shame they're mostly made from oil.
For a good laugh: