Water Factoid du Jour

2,800 –3,200 gallons of water are needed to make a single eight inch [semiconductor] wafer.
     Source: John Quealey, Adams Harkness


  1. Although a large amount of water is needed to clean semiconductor wafers, it is necessary to remember that most of the water consumed is shared by a large batch of wafers when they are being processed together.

  2. And it could be recycled if the greedy CA/AZ/TX farmers think spraying it on the ground is a better use.