Air Liquide has signed two contract agreements with Hynix in South Korea and China.

The global long term partnership with Hynix has recently been confirmed by the two new contracts.

In South Korea, Air Liquide has signed a 10 year contract with Hynix to provide ultra pure nitrogen through two on-site generators and one nitrogen liquefier to its new 300mm fab plant located in Icheon.

In China, Air Liquide has signed a 15 year carrier gas agreement contract with the Hynix-STMicroelectronics joint-venture, at its new manufacturing facility at Wuxi New District, Jiangsu Province, 100 km of Shanghai. Air Liquide China will supply ultra pure nitrogen, oxygen, argon, hydrogen, helium and compressed dry air to the Hynix-ST fabs.

Hynix Semiconductor's vice president and chief procurement officer, M.C. Kim said: $quot;We are pleased with our long term partnership with Air Liquide which has already supported our projects in South Korea, USA and now also in China. The additional plant in South Korea is further proof of the confidence Hynix has in the Air Liquide group for the supply of gases for its operation.$quot;