Air Products has brought two new air separation units (ASUs) on-stream to provide ultra-high purity industrial gases to one of world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers in Asia.

The industrial gas giant on Monday (2nd May) announced the start-up of the new sites as part of a new long-term agreement to supply nitrogen, oxygen, argon and hydrogen to its customer’s new wafer fab expansion and existing fab capacity expansion in Tainan Science Park, Southern Taiwan.

News of the new capacity comes less than a week on from Air Products San Fu unveiling plans to 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.

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Eugene Lu, President of Air Products San Fu, said, “Air Products is honoured to again be selected by our strategic global customer and have their continued confidence in our capabilities to support their expansion project in Tainan.”

“We are proud to have brought the two air separation units onstream and on schedule as part of the agreements, and with the highest safety standards to provide reliable, high-quality gases to meet their production demands.”

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.

Dr. Samir Serhan, Chief Operating Officer at Air Products, said, “This project milestone further reinforces Air Products’ commitment, proven record and our engineering, execution and operational expertise to grow with our strategic electronics customers who are at the forefront and delivering advanced technology to the world.”