SSMC is the first wafer fab in Singapore to use NEWater.
SSMC uses Newater to produce Ultra Pure Water (UPW), Which is used in the manufacturing of Integrated Circuits (IC). SSMC started to use Newater as early as Year 2003. Currently 98% water used in SSMC is Newater. The Newater supplied by Public Utility Board (PUB) is of high quality and cheaper compared to Domestic water and therfore suitable to produce Ultra Pure Water at manufacturing Plants. SSMC uses almost 1.5million cubic meter of Newater and saves S$ 700K annually. SSMC also implemented various projects to recycle almost 50% of Ultra Pure Water which helps Singapore to conserve water.