embossed carrier tape
A packing material that protects semiconductors from shock and static electricity when they are transported on reels from semiconductor factories to printed-circuit-board factories. In addition, on packaging lines of printed-circuit-board factories in which LSIs are embedded into customer's products (circuit boards), LSI products which are packed with embossed carrier tape and wound on reels are attached to packaging equipment.
 Kyoto Protocol
A protocol adopted in December 1997, which sets forth objectives for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, which have a significant impact on global warming. The Kyoto Protocol will become legally binding to its 128 parties on February 16, 2005. The Protocol sets forth Japan's target to reduce its greenhouse gas emission volumes between 2008 and 2012 by 6% in comparison to emission volumes of 1990.
 lifecycle assessment (LCA)
A method that quantitatively evaluates the environmental burden of a product across the product's entire lifecycle, from mining of resources, to manufacturing and through until disposal.
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Date: 01 February, 2005
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