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ON Semiconductor’s Top Notch Reclamation Center

by Lana Hall
Blog

In 2018, approximately 1,150,000 metric tons of scrap materials and 822 kilograms of precious metals from ON Semiconductor’s global manufacturing facilities were processed, sorted and sold for re-use. The reclamation of these materials recouped more than $29 million USD.  

An Udderly Amazing STEM Day at ON Semiconductor

by Billie Johnson
Blog

How does a herd of tech professionals and engineers divide 290 students for an on-site field trip?

With a Cow-culator.

Or at ON Semiconductor in June, with five Cowculators. Three engineers, an operations manager and an administrative assistant donned cow suits to welcome an unprecedented number of students to the Pocatello, Idaho factory for an extensive day of STEM investigation and discovery.

Why the cows you may ask?

Automotive Application Corner: On-Board Charging (OBC) for Electric Vehicles

by John Grabowski
Blog

Battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) have high-voltage battery systems used for propelling the vehicle. These battery systems require a means of charging them when not in operation. The most common systems use 300V-400V batteries, although some manufacturers are beginning to specify 800V battery systems as a means of improving vehicle efficiency. Regardless of the battery voltage or type, they need a method for daily charging.

ON Semiconductor’s Commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Environment

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Our Planet

We are committed to a greener world by keeping sustainability at the forefront of our operations. We work to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions, minimize the consumption of energy, save water and reduce chemical usage and waste generation. With an in-house team dedicated to sustainability excellence, we have achieved marked successes within our many conservation programs, all of which are vital to the success of our semiconductor device manufacturing business.

The Art of Losing Volumetric Weight

by Lana Hall
Blog

Did you know it costs more to ship 100 pounds of feathers, than 100 pounds of bricks? Shipping costs are determined by volumetric weight, a pricing technique for commercial freight transportation which uses an estimated weight that is calculated from the length, width, height of a package. A less dense item generally occupies more volume of space, in comparison to its actual weight – so when you are transporting items you are essentially paying for the space your product is occupying in the airplane or truck carrying it.

ON Semiconductor’s 2018 Social Responsibility Report Integrates the People, Planet and Profit With the Comprehensive GRI

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June 19, 2019 

ON Semiconductor announces the release of its annual Corporate Social Responsibility report, marking the sixth year of this publication. As a testament to the company’s continued commitment to transparency, ON Semiconductor has advanced from incorporating the global reporting initiative (GRI) report core version to comprehensive version for the first time in their corporate social responsibility report.

Theresa Haywood-McCarley Shared How ON Semiconductor Built Out Their Award-Winning CSR Site Champion Program

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For ON Semiconductor’s Senior Director of Quality Systems and Corporate Social Responsibility, Theresa Haywood-McCarley, and her team, making sure that their different manufacturing sites across the globe are compliant and ethically in line with their corporate social responsibility (CSR) priorities is a critical task.

Magnet-Free Electric Machines and Drives for Electric Vehicles

by System Design Engineer, John Grabowski
Blog

Permanent magnets are vital components in an enormous number of domestic and industrial devices. They are particularly crucial within the renewable energy sector, including the motors for electric vehicles. Currently, these magnets are based on the rare earth elements neodymium and dysprosium, which are becoming increasingly more expensive for use in electric vehicle motor design. The EU has begun objectives to remove, or greatly reduce, the need for heavy rare earths in permanent magnets.

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