[Fwd: The Costs of Making a DRAM Chip]

Bill Kearney Bill Kearney" <wkearney99@hotmail.com
Sun, 26 Jan 2003 09:49:30 -0500


> From: Eugen Leitl <eugen@leitl.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:
http://www.disenchanted.com/dis/technology/fabricated.html

-Bill Kearney