Semiconductors have become invaluable in our increasingly tech-driven world, and the industry continues to grow. Semiconductor unit shipments are expected to exceed 1 trillion units by 2018, compared to about 700 billion units in 2010 and fewer than 400 billion units in 2000.

As with any industry experiencing tremendous growth, there is a concern that the semiconductor industry maintains its safety standards and minimizes harm to the environment. In other words, the more semiconductors produced, the greater the need for vigorous safety and environmental management.