34 minutes | May 20, 2021

Urban Mining, EV Battery Recycling, and Other Semiconductor Sustainability Issues: A Conversation with Dean Freeman and Julia Goldstein

Today we are talking about the importance of sustainability in semiconductor manufacturing, which you may have noticed is a really hot topic right now. And it's also one we feel really strongly about because of its impact on the future of society. Our guests today are Dean Freeman, who has been blogging about it for the past few months and Julia Goldstein, who just joined us as a regular blogger. We're also joined by Martijn Pierik, CEO of our sponsor, Kiterocket. In the beginning, we focus on the impact that our electronic devices have on the e-waste issue and what can be done about it. And then we talk about the bigger picture of sustainably manufacturing these devices.Dean has more than 36 years of experience in semiconductor manufacturing materials. Over the course of his career, he's also been responsible for every aspect of the semiconductor manufacturing process. You may know him best for his years as a market analyst at Gartner. And he is currently a consultant and blogging for 3D InCites. Julia has her Ph.D. in material science and began her career as an engineer in the advanced packaging space. She switched gears to become a technical writer for the industry in the early 2000s.  She switched gears to become a technical writer for the industry in the early 2000s. Her passion for materials led to her concern about the negative impact some of them have on the earth. She is the author of the book, Material Value, More Sustainable, Less Wasteful Manufacturing of Everything from Cell phones to Cleaning Products. She also recently joined the blogging team. Contact Today’s SpeakersDean Freeman: freconsult@gmail.comJulia Goldstein:  julia@jlfgoldstein.comMartijn Pierik – Martijn@kiterocket.com If you're interested in reading Julia's book, Material Values, you can find it on her website,  www.juliagoldsteinauthor.com It's also available on Amazon.  SponsorToday's podcast is sponsored by Kiterocket, a full-service PR and marketing agency that specializes in B2B marketing for companies that serve the semiconductor and sustainability industries. Learn more about them at kiterocket.com. 
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