Air Products\\$quot; subsidiary in Taiwan, Air Products San Fu Gas Co, has signed major contracts with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) to serve their facilities.

Air Products San Fu will supply nitrogen and bulk gases to both manufacturers, and build an air separation unit (ASU) in the park to support existing and growing customer demand.

The company will serve TSMC Fab 14 phase two expansion and CMO Fab 7. TSMC Fab 14 is TSMC's second 12-inch wafer fab specialising in advanced 90- and 65-nm process technologies. CMO Fab 7 is a Generation 7.5 TFT-LCD manufacturing facility.

"The new contracts further solidify our long-term partnership with TSMC and CMO, as well as our leading supply position in TSIP," said Corning Painter, vice president of Asia Electronics and North Asia.

"These contracts are the direct result of the investments we have made in expanding our global infrastructure and local supply over the years to better serve our customers in Asia. It is part of our long-term strategy and has positioned us so that we can quickly respond to growing customer demand and in turn grow along with our customers."