Air Products San Fu will invest approximately $900m in a number of state-of-the-art onsite plants in Taiwan to supply ultra-high purity nitrogen, oxygen, argon and hydrogen to one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers.

The industrial gas giant today (28th April) confirmed its plans, having inked a deal with the undisclosed manufacturer for supply of industrial gases to its new semiconductor manufacturing facility in Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan.

On the deal, Eugene Lu, President of Air Products San Fu, said, “Air Products is honoured to be selected once again by our strategic global customer to support their growth with advanced fabs in Kaohsiung.”

“This project reflects our strong commitment to growing with our electronics customers, building on decades of solid experience and a proven track record. This latest supply agreement also demonstrates our customer’s confidence in our ability to meet their stringent safety, reliability, quality and operational requirements to successfully support their advanced semiconductor manufacturing.” 

Air Products has been serving the Taiwan market through Air Products San Fu for 70 years and has established leading positions in key science industry parks with strong pipeline networks to serve its semiconductor and TFT-LCD customers.

The newly unveiled project win joins other major electronics-focused projects in Air Products’ backlog at a time when the Asia Pacific region is witnessing great market growth when it comes to the semiconductor industry.

Samir Serhan, Chief Operating Officer at Air Products, added, “We are deploying the full breadth of our engineering, execution and operational expertise and expect to bring these essential industrial gas facilities onstream, enabling advanced chip production to help meet ever-increasing global demand.”