Linde’s joint venture, Linde LienHwa (LLH), will invest approximately $100m to build three new high purity on-site plants under a long-term agreement with a major electronics company in Taiwan, the world’s largest industrial gases group said today.
As a result of the Zhongxin issue, the Huawei issue, and the recent trade wars, not only is China’s central government urging the semiconductor industry to expedite the advancement of domestic chip manufacture, the country’s specialty gas industry is also calling for an acceleration of domestic specialty and electronics gas ...
The semiconductor industry is at the cusp of what is widely expected to be a rapid, multi-year expansion cycle powered by new end-markets and growth opportunities in revolutionary technology segments such as artificial intelligence (AI), Blockchain, machine learning, and autonomous vehicles.
When we think of Industry 4.0 and the wave of digitisation sweeping throughout industry and society alike, we tend to focus on the technology and operational change that it brings. The electronics gases business is largely overlooked and yet entirely intrinsic to this digital revolution.
The electronic specialty gas (ESG) market, while a small segment of the global gas market, is one of the most complex and least understood market segments of the electronic chemicals and materials landscape, write Mike Corbett and Andy Tuan, Linx Consulting.
The growth rate for industrial and specialty gas consumption is not uniform across the world, with demand often driven by a country’s GDP growth and therefore fluctuating across the established and emerging economies. As GDP rises and lifestyles improve, generally speaking the demand for gases also picks up.
After the success of last year’s gathering, when a renewed sense of clarity and positivity emerged in the semiconductor business, SEMICON West 2018 went Beyond Smart this July with an agenda devoted to electronics growth drivers in smart manufacturing, smart transportation, smart data, big data and the Internet of Things ...
Air Products is to build several large air separation units (ASUs), hydrogen (H 2 ) and compressed dry air plants and a bulk specialty gas supply yard in Western China as part of a contract with Samsung Electronics’.
The electronics industry is entering a new period of clarity and confidence, gas world understands, as it converges with conviction on the technology roadmaps of its future. Like most other industries, however, the electronics sector is still under significant pressure to address increased process complexity, performance, and regulatory requirements.
In 2016, China manufactured 2.1 billion sets of mobile phone, a 13.6% increase from 1.81 billion sets in 2015, and a one billion units increase over five years. This is just a simple example of how the electronics industry in China is booming, at an astounding rate.
Rewind 3 to 4 years, and much of the conjecture in the electronics business surrounded the next wave of expected technologies and wafer fabrication processes, from 450mm wafers to 14 nanometer (14nm) node transistors to lithographic patterning.
Air Liquide is celebrating a record year in Asia having signed several new long-term contracts last year with major electronics manufacturers in China, as well as Japan and Singapore.
According to The Gas Review, dry etching is being used increasingly in manufacturing processes for mounting semiconductors and printed-circuit boards (PCBs) used in electronic devices.