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DOE EES2 Pledge

We the undersigned agree to cooperate 

  • To document and learn from the extraordinary record of microelectronics’, including power electronics’, energy efficiency such as increases greater than 1,000,000x in energy efficiency since the invention of the transistor nearly 75 years ago; 
  • To document and learn from microelectronics’ past and forecasted future ability to enable all sectors of the economy to become more energy efficient and sustainable; 
  • To identify and publicize problems solved and opportunities offered by microelectronics’ Energy Efficiency Scaling over 2 Decades (EES2); 
  • To participate in the AMO-led EES2 2022-2023 R&D roadmapping effort; and 
  • To explore formation of a partnership, an “EES2 Alliance” that enables the EES2 1000X efficiency increase goal by leading EES2 R&D Roadmapping after 2023 and by catalyzing the deployment of cost-effective technologies, including power electronics, needed to stay on the EES2 path of doubling microelectronics’ energy efficiency every two years. 

We do this because 

  • Microelectronics’ life-cycle energy use is rapidly becoming unsustainable as microelectronics demand begins to outpace continuing efficiency improvements due to burgeoning computing, communication, and electrification demands 
  • EES2 is a key organizing principle that aims to help meet new energy demands 
  • The EES2 is a technology leadership path that provides economic and other public benefits.