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Jun 05, 2022

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Names Pure Wafer Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Award Recipient

Prescott Semiconductor Services Company Recognized by State for Excellence in Reducing Emissions, Pollution Prevention and Fostering Environmental Conservation Measures


PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, June 1, 2022 – Pure Wafer, a leading provider of silicon solutions and services to the global semiconductor manufacturing industry today announced that is has received the 2022 Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Award from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. The energy conservation award recognizes Pure Wafer’s quality and excellence in achieving continuous environmental improvement throughout its plant and production processes. This includes the implementation of environmental management systems, pollution prevention, and resource conservation measures that far exceed the state’s quality and statutory requirements. The environmental quality award also recognizes Pure Wafer’s community outreach and ongoing contributions to a cleaner, more eco-conscious community and environment.

Pure Wafer is America’s number one supplier of silicon wafer reclaim products and services.  Since 1998, the company has deployed the industry’s most advanced wafer reclaim process technologies at its fabs in Prescott, Arizona and San Jose, California. The Prescott fab produces 200mm and 300mm reclaim and test grade silicon wafers. In addition, Pure Wafer supplies custom wafer processing, thin-films, wafer management software systems, parts cleaning, and silicon wafer brokerage products and services.  The world’s leading semiconductor companies and their equipment suppliers use Pure Wafer products to test and simulate highly complex semiconductor wafer production equipment and processes.  This helps to ensure that these high value production assets are performing at their peak and within the exact specifications required to produce the world’s semiconductor chips. 

“This award is a testament to the hard work and commitment made by our employees and management to ensure the highest quality, conservation-minded and most environmentally friendly processes at our Prescott fab,” noted S. Mark Borowicz, CEO, Pure Wafer.  “With the new TSMC fab and Intel’s fab expansion, the Valley of the Sun is fast becoming a critical hub for semiconductor chip producers and their equipment suppliers. Leading semiconductor companies expect to work with suppliers that embrace and implement environmentally conscious production processes that conserve our valuable resources.  We are proud to receive this environmental award which recognizes our ongoing commitment to exceeding the high standards set by our industry and by the state of Arizona.”

About the Arizona Department of Environment Award

The Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Award (VESP) recognizes Arizona businesses that have a good history of environmental compliance and strive to go beyond what is legally required to protect public health and the environment. 

Pure Wafer

Pure Wafer is the largest U.S. based supplier of silicon wafer solutions and services to the global semiconductor manufacturing industry. Operating three semiconductor fabs in California and Arizona, Pure Wafer supplies a comprehensive range of silicon products and services. These include 200mm and 300mm reclaim and test grade silicon wafers as well as thin-films, wafer management software as a service, wafer brokerage, semiconductor process development and fabrication services. For more than 20 years, Pure Wafer has continued to invest in advanced technologies that has established it as the trusted source to the world’s top semiconductor device, equipment and materials manufacturers as well leading fabless semiconductor and life science companies. To learn more, visit



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