Air Products has recently expanded its research and development (R&D) capabilities at both of its Taiwan and Korea laboratories to support its fast-growing electronics business.

According to the company, the two R&D labs are equipped with the latest analytical, defect inspection, formulation and cleaning tools.

Air Products' Taiwan R&D laboratory
The recent expansion includes a new general chemical lab to conduct chemical screening and process tuning and extra office space to accommodate increased numbers of R&D staff.

Air Products' Korea R&D laboratory
The centre is equipped with various state-of-the-art analytical tools and a new atomic layer deposition (ALD) system to conduct various high-k dielectrics and barrier precursor and chamber clean studies to meet the request of local customers.

$quot;We have been expanding our capabilities in Asia to draw on local expertise and market knowledge to provide improved time-to-market solutions for our customers in Asia,$quot; said Corning Painter, vice president and general manager of Global Electronics Division for Air Products.