TSMC has announced it plans to be carbon neutral by 2050, a major achievement for the world’s largest chip foundry.
Computers, cellphones and tablets are part of daily life for most people, yet few think about the amount of energy that goes into making the semiconductors that run popular electronics. TSMC, as the world’s largest chip foundry, produces an astonishing 15 million tons of carbon pollution, according to Ars Technica. That figure puts it well beyond the output of many countries.
TSMC is determined to do something about it, vowing to be carbon neutral by 2050. In the short term, the company plans to flatten its emissions growth by 2025.
“TSMC is deeply aware that climate change has a severe impact on the environment and humanity. As a world-leading semiconductor company, TSMC must shoulder its corporate responsibility to face the challenge of climate change,” Chairman Mark Liu said in a statement, according to Ars.