Semiconductor factories use water to manufacture microchips that are in nearly everything we use on a daily basis. Some examples include your computer, smart phone, television, vehicles, and lighting (LEDs).
Chip plants us “feed water” or “wash water” to clean and cool the chips they are manufacturing, this makes it crucial for the area that they are located to have an abundant supply of clean and affordable water. This makes Central New York an ideal location for manufacturers to come.
Following the passing of the Chips and Science Act, which will provide $52 billion in incentives for companies to make semiconductors in the U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-NY held a press conference at the substation at White Pine Commerce park.
“Schumer cited the proximity of the power station to White Pine and also noted that the county has a “robust” water supply available to the site (the county gets its water from Lake Ontario).”