Welcome to our new Blog
We at GreenChips are very excited to introduce our new Corporate Blog. Before we start with articles and other interesting posts, we want to let you know what we have in store for you. One of the big goals we set ourselves with this part of our brand is to reach insiders of the semiconductor industry and show them new perspectives on something they have been a part of for a very long time. Newcomers who want to acquire knowledge about the industry are welcome as well.
I do not want to make you mine
In the “Global E-waste Monitor 2020“ it is stated that the total weight of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) consumption increases by 2.5 million metric tons (Mt) each year. The demand for electronics is steadily rising, but the minerals needed to manufacture the products are limited. Natural deposits for minerals like copper and gold are decreasing and some estimates say that our current sources will only last 40 to 50 more years. This anticipated shortage could inhibit innovation and slow the growth of new technologies while making most EEE extremely costly. Now the question is, how can we satisfy the growing need of consumers for electronics, when we run out of resources?
A supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link
Supply Chain Risk Management - It sounds like a compilation of business buzzwords, but it’s now more important than ever. Is that really true? No, it has always been important, however 2020 was the year that showed us once again why that is the case. Unlike other supply chain risks, COVID-19 brought these issues into forefront of the minds of practitioners and the general public alike. From consumer products like toilet paper and masks to commercial goods like shipping containers and semiconductors, many global supply chains (GSC) have been disrupted.
Rare Earth vs Common Knowledge
If your first reaction is “Of course earth is rare, we only have one!”, you are a little confused, but you got the spirit. A “rare earth” (rare earth element to be more precise) is one of seventeen metallic elements. These elements include the fifteen lanthanides, scandium, and yttrium. If you have no idea what those are, a look on the periodic table might do the trick.
Metal-free, organic and degradeable on command - Batteries of the Future
One big part of sustainable energy that is often overlooked, is that we also need sustainable ways to store said energy. Current batteries contain significant amounts of cobalt, which is often mined using child labor in dangerous working environments. Additionally, only a very small percentage of li-ion batteries are recycled, increasing the demand for cobalt and other strategic elements.
Why every Business should care about Forest Conservation
GreenChips is a platform for buying and selling excess semiconductors, therefore our contribution to nature conservation is the reduction of e-waste and the sustainable use of resources. But that was not enough for us, so we decided to use 10% of our profit to conserve and restore forests. It would be easy to think that this is due to branding and having a “greener image”, especially since the semiconductor industry has a low dependency on forests and their resources. Nevertheless, forest conservation has many beneficial aspects, aside from branding, which most companies have never considered. What those benefits are and how they can be useful for your business is the topic of this article.
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