Computer Chip Manufacturing And Water

a: Creating a computer chip ~
b: building a skyscraper one floor at a time

What: "Creating a computer chip -- be it for a laptop, camera, or microwave -- is like building a skyscraper one floor at a time"....This is a discussion about why microchips use a lot of water and how it affects local water consumption in places where there may not be enough water. I think this is why Intel has manufacturing plants in Oregon, next to the Columbia river.

Writer: Erik Vance
Date: Jan 28 2011 3:03 AM

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