The 2024 3D InCites Yearbook

Sustainability Award The 3D InCites Sustainability Award recognizes a company in the semiconductor and microelectronics industries that demonstrates best practices in support of sustainable semiconductor and microelectronics manufacturing. Dean Freeman, Chief Analyst, Freeman Technology and Market Advisors, Julia Goldstein, Owner, JLFG Communications and Author of Material Value, and Mousumi Bhat, Ph.D., VP of Sustainablity Programs comprise this year’s selection committee. They reviewed applications submitted that answered questions about water consumption, recycling, and wastewater; renewable energy usage; actions to reduce waste generated; how they measure Scopes 1 and 3 emissions; plans for carbon neutrality, and environmental sustainability initiatives. This year's finalists are Namics Technologies and Brewer Science. The finalists will respond to another round of questions about employee engagement, new programs being ramped up, and goals for 2030 and 2040. the winner will be announced on February 5, and the award presented at the IMAPS DPC on March 21.

Adele Hars Award for DEI The Adele Hars Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion recognizes a company in the semiconductor and microelectronics industries that demonstrates best practices to provide a workplace where diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are paramount. Formerly known as the SemiSister Award for DEI, the award was re-christened for 2024 in loving memory of our SemiSister, Adele Hars, a well-known semiconductor industry journalist who lost her 20-year battle with breast cancer on July 23, 2023. Adele was kind, thoughtful, and inciteful. She didn’t hesitate to share her ideas on the topic of DEI. She also kept us all in check when we got too righteous about our cause. “This is an industry issue about which Adele felt very strongly, and in her subtle way she always labored to promote DEI in the community she covered,” said her husband, Emery Davis. This year’s selection committee, Margaret Kindling, SEMI Foundation; Veronique Pequignat, Invest in Grenoble Alpes; and Joanne Itow, SEMICO Research, reviewed applications that answered questions about building an inclusive workplace culture and environment, diversity solutions in hiring, practices concerning social justice and systemic racism, fair access to career advancement, involvement of the executive leadership, and the overall company mindset. This year’s finalists are Cadence and ERS Electronic GmbH. Each company will respond to a tiebreaker question: How does your executive leadership, especially your CEO, promote DEIB to peers to affect positive industry change? Like all the others, the winner will be announced on February 5, and the award presented at the IMAPS DPC on March 19.

Brewer Science Brewer Science has implemented several initiatives to enhance environmental sustainability. In 2022, the company replaced water chiller/tower systems, resulting in significant electrical savings and reduced water consumption. Upgrades to deionized water systems and water softeners contributed to monthly water savings. Brewer Science is committed to 100% waste diversion from landfills, achieving GreenCircle Certified Zero Waste to Landfill for the eighth consecutive year. The company measures Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per product volume and plans to report Scope 3 GHG emissions in the 2024 Impact Report. The company’s goal is to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint by 2050 through green building principles, renewable energy support, and efficient practices. Recent sustainability successes include consistent energy NAMICS Technologies, Inc. NAMICS is committed to preventing water contamination and employs strict control and treatment measures for wastewater. The company recycles wastewater byproducts and products from various processes, promoting sustainability. Recently completing the construction of a carbon-neutral headquarters, NAMICS plans to install a solar canopy over its parking lot for increased reliance on renewable energy. The company has invested in two solar farm locations, contributing to substantial annual power generation and carbon dioxide emission reductions. NAMICS is actively reducing waste and promoting sustainability through initiatives such as optimizing shipping boxes and pallets, resulting in reduced cardboard and Styrofoam use. They've transitioned to 100% recycled dry ice for shipments. Greenhouse gas emissions are measured at each facility. The recent construction of a carbon-neutral headquarters

Cadence Cadence prioritizes a culture of trust and collaboration, emphasizing inclusivity to address gender and racial disparities in the tech industry. Its DEI journey began over nine years ago, focusing on women in technology initially and expanded to include various underrepresented groups in 2020. Regular events featuring thought leaders promote awareness of crucial DEI topics. Cadence measures global employee engagement through surveys, using feedback to ensure an inclusive workplace. The company participates in the Great Transformation initiative to further progress in gender equity, experimenting with new initiatives and collaborative efforts to positively impact the experience of women at Cadence. Cadence has implemented a comprehensive DEI approach across its organization. The company prioritizes creating a sense of belonging for its employees, emphasizing a people-first culture that values individual strengths and talents. They actively monitor workforce diversity and collaborate with national engineering organizations and colleges to engage with diverse communities. The company supports a returnship program to bring talented employees back into the workforce, especially women and caregivers who left to support their families. It also offers referral bonuses for underrepresented candidates and invests in scholarships for underrepresented students in technology. In addressing equity, Cadence provides unconscious bias training, regularly reviews compensation

Brewer Science employees participated in a street cleanup event.

consumption despite production increases, installation of efficient HVAC and lighting systems, and the use of a closed-loop geothermal system at the company’s Vichy facility. Brewer Science purchases wind energy at its Rolla location through renewable energy credits, covering over 100% of electricity consumption in 2022.

demonstrates their commitment, with ongoing investments aimed at achieving a carbon-neutral company by 2050. Other initiatives include converting cooling pumps to inverters, using film-

“Women across Cadence joined together and celebrated their achieve- ments at the Global Cadence Women Conference.”

on-glass surfaces to reduce energy consumption, and transitioning to electric vehicles. Overall, the company prioritizes comprehensive sustainability measures, from packaging optimization to energy-efficient infrastructure.

practices, and has achieved global salary pay parity. The company's "Words Matter Initiative" focuses on respectful language, and it contributes to various organizations promoting STEM diversity. Additionally, Cadence launched a $50 million Racial Equity Fund to address racial wealth inequities, investing in projects that support underserved communities. The company is committed to promoting social justice and fostering diversity throughout its value chain, including supplier programs. Cadence promotes fair access to talent development and career growth through initiatives like the Advanced Leadership Program for top women, Black, and

NAMICS employees engage in neigh- borhood cleanup around the company’s corporate headquarters in Japan.

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