All Electronic Gas articles

  • SEMICON West 2019 preview
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    Beyond smart – SEMICON West 2019 preview

    2019-06-03T14:55:00Z

    The semiconductor industry is at the cusp of what is widely expected to be a rapid, multi-year expansion cycle powered by new end-markets and growth opportunities in revolutionary technology segments such as artificial intelligence (AI), Blockchain, machine learning, and autonomous vehicles.

  • Data, smart technology and electronics gases
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    Data, smart technology and electronics gases

    2019-06-03T14:52:00Z

    When we think of Industry 4.0 and the wave of digitisation sweeping throughout industry and society alike, we tend to focus on the technology and operational change that it brings. The electronics gases business is largely overlooked and yet entirely intrinsic to this digital revolution.

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    Opportunities in electronic specialty gases

    2019-06-03T14:41:00Z

    The electronic specialty gas (ESG) market, while a small segment of the global gas market, is one of the most complex and least understood market segments of the electronic chemicals and materials landscape, write Mike Corbett and Andy Tuan, Linx Consulting.

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    Nitrogen in semiconductor manufacture

    2018-04-04T10:18:00Z

    Simon Augustus looks at the role of nitrogen as a specialty gas in the manufacture of semiconductors.

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    Driving new electronics materials

    2018-02-02T10:49:00Z

    Electronic Fluorocarbons (EFC), headquartered in Massachusetts, utilizes the latest technology for the  purification and microanalysis of its legacy fluorinated specialty gases and rare gases for the medical and electronics semiconductor manufacturing industries.

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    Dopant gases: Developments in storage and delivery

    2018-02-02T00:00:00Z

    The electronics industry is entering a new period of clarity and confidence, gas world understands, as it converges with conviction on the technology roadmaps of its future. Like most other industries, however, the electronics sector is still under significant pressure to address increased process complexity, performance, and regulatory requirements.

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    Creating a semiconductor

    2018-02-02T00:00:00Z

    Gases have been a key enabler of the electronics industry since the first commercial transistors and integrated circuits were produced in the mid-twentieth century.

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    Electronics gases – The clarity and confidence driving consumption

    2018-02-02T00:00:00Z

    Rewind 3 to 4 years, and much of the conjecture in the electronics business surrounded the next wave of expected technologies and wafer fabrication processes, from 450mm wafers to 14 nanometer (14nm) node transistors to lithographic patterning.

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    The electronics gases business in China

    2018-02-02T00:00:00Z

    In 2016, China manufactured 2.1 billion sets of mobile phone, a 13.6% increase from 1.81 billion sets in 2015, and a one billion units increase over five years. This is just a simple example of how the electronics industry in China is booming, at an astounding rate.

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    An introduction to...Gas analysis in PCB fabrication

    2017-12-03T00:00:00Z

    As the use of electronic communication devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops proliferates, it is evident that they have become an essential part of everyday modern life. At the heart of these devices lies the PCB (printed circuit board).

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    Less is Moore

    2017-12-01T10:52:00Z

    Electronics manufacturing is a highly complex sequence of adding and subtracting material, with the resulting sum yielding circuits sometimes less than one hundred atoms wide. For over 50 years, Moore’s Law has driven an industry to make smaller devices on larger scales.

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    Specialty gases in the electronics and semiconductor industry

    2017-12-01T10:50:00Z

    The roots of our digital lifestyles certainly are semiconductors, which allow for the creation of complex transistor structures. Semiconductors are crystalline or amorphous (non-crystalline) solids with distinct electrical characteristics.

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    Ammonia: A feedstock providing the platform for electronics

    2017-09-01T00:00:00Z

    While ammonia is manufactured on a massive scale to help feed the world, it is increasingly used in important reactions in the electronics industry.

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    China moving to forefront of electronics sector

    2017-07-27T14:55:00Z

    China is now the ‘next big thing’ of focus in the global microelectronics business, explains Dr. Paul Stockman, Head of Market Development at Linde Electronics. By Rob Cockerill

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    A roadmap of confidence and continuous innovation

    2017-07-27T14:49:00Z

    Dr. Paul Stockman, Head of Market Development at Linde Electronics, explains why continuous innovation and clarity in technology roadmaps over the last 18 months is creating newfound confidence in microelectronics and specialty gases. By Rob Cockerill.

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    Excimer laser gases

    2017-06-01T00:00:00Z

    The familiar, colorful electric glow of neon signs can transform into a powerful – and invisible – tool for making leading-edge microchips by adding small amounts of other simple gases. They’re called excimer lasers because the light is emitted by excited dimers of two molecules. 

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    An introduction to...NF3 production plants

    2017-02-01T00:01:00Z

    Nitrogen trifluoride, also known as NF3, is a binary compound consisting of nitrogen and fluorine. Generally delivered in high pressure cylinders, this toxic, colourless, non-flammable, corrosive gas is used in a variety of applications.

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    What’s driving growth in specialty gases in 2017?

    2017-02-01T00:01:00Z

    2016 saw huge opportunities for the specialty gases industry. Traditional markets – particularly North America – have remained the top consumers of industrial gases. However, in recent years we have seen newer markets, including Asia and Southeast Asia, grow in importance.

  • Dr Paul Stockman, Linde Electronics
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    Nitrous oxide – Not a laughing matter in electronics manufacture

    2017-02-01T00:00:00Z

    Nitrous oxide (N2O), often referred to as laughing gas, is used in the high-tech thin film industries of semiconductor and LCD display manufacturing. Where the electronics manufacturing market is concerned, N2O is clearly no laughing matter.

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    Expanding use of hydrogen in the electronics industry

    2016-12-01T00:00:00Z

    Hydrogen (H2) is used extensively for electronics manufacturing in the semiconductor, display, LED, and photovoltaic application segments. This most simple of molecules exhibits unique properties: it has excellent heat transfer capabilities and is an efficient reducing and etching agent.