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JUNE 2022 I SMT007 MAGAZINE 23 Nonprofit organization—ICAPE Planète Bleue ICAPE Group participated in the cre- ation of the ICAPE Planète Bleue Founda- tion, which aims to support environmental, educational, and social projects. For exam- ple, the financial support given to a French humanitarian convoy for Ukraine. Ethics charter ICAPE Group deployed an ethics char- ter in 2007. is e thics c harter i s a n o bliga- tion and is present in each supplier contract. A special ethics charter has also been put in place for employees. Greenhouse gas emission calculation in progress A Scope 1, 2, and 3 carbon footprint mea- surement is in progress to reduce and moni- tor our GHG emissions. Transportation and supply chain Actions have been implemented to reduce the carbon impact of logistics: consolida- tion strategy; call-off order, VMI, promo- tion of maritime transport in quotations; the objective of developing rail transport. We approach supply chain with an eye on sustain- ability and eco-friendly shipping practices: our goals are to optimize onsite resources, planning, execution, and to eliminate unnec- essary trips. SMT007 Visit ICAPE Group online. References 1. Sustainability in the Workplace—A Key to Attracting Talent in 2022 by Factorial HR. 2. 2019 Trust Barometer Special Report, "In Brands We Trust?" 3. The Sustainability Imperative, Nielsen (2015). Lea Maurel is the Americas marketing manager at ICAPE Group. The information age created over nearly 60 years has given the world the internet, smart phones, and lightning-fast computers. Making this possible has been the doubling of the number of transistors that can be packed onto a computer chip roughly every two years, giving rise to bil- lions of atomic-scale transistors that now fit on a fingernail-sized chip. Such "atomic scale" lengths are so tiny that individual atoms can be seen and counted in them. With this doubling now rapidly approach- ing a physical limit, the U.S. Department of Ener- gy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has joined industry efforts to extend the process and develop new ways to produce ever- more capable, efficient, and cost-effective chips. Laboratory scientists have now accurately pre- dicted through modeling a key step in atomic- scale chip fabrication in the first PPPL study under a Cooperative Research and Development Agree- ment (CRADA) with Lam Research Corp., a world- wide supplier of chip-making equipment. The PPPL scientists modeled what is called "atomic layer etching" (ALE), an increasingly crit- ical fabrication step that aims to remove single atomic layers from a surface at a time. This pro- cess can be used to etch complex three-dimen- sional structures with critical dimensions that are thousands of times thinner than a human hair into a film on a silicon wafer. (Source: Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory) PPPL Findings Could Lead to More Powerful Microchips, Supercomputers Physicist Joseph Vella, left, and David Graves with figures from their paper.

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