Air Products has announced that its 450,000 standard cubic foot per hour (scf/hr) nitrogen generator at Samsung Austin Semiconductor's new 300mm memory manufacturing facility in Austin, Tex., is on-stream.

The new 300mm fab is expected to manufacture dynamic random access
memory (DRAM) and/or flash memory chips for computers, cell phones, and DVD and MP3 players. Besides nitrogen, Air Products will also supply bulk specialty gases to the DRAM facility as well as specialty gas and chemical equipment.

$quot;The diversity of Air Products' product offering continues to position
us as the go-to supplier to the global semiconductor industry,$quot; said
Corning Painter, vice president, Electronics, at Air Products. $quot;Air
Products is proud to be able to support Samsung's growth in the US, just as we have done in Korea.$quot;

Samsung currently operates a 200mm fab in Austin where a dedicated team of Air Products MEGASYS(R) technicians manage Samsung's materials and equipment. Air Products also operates a 240,000 scf/hr nitrogen generator for the 200mm fab and supplies Samsung Austin Semiconductor with its liquid bulk gas requirements as well as specialty materials, delivery systems and bulk specialty gases and equipment.