Linde has entered into a long-term agreement with Samsung Electronics to supply ultra-high purity industrial gases for the South Korean tech giant’s latest semiconductor facilities in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

Currently the main supplier of industrial gases to Samsung’s existing facilities in Pyeongtaek, Linde said this second agreement will see the company build, own and operate air separation plants in Samsung’s latest world-class manufacturing complex.

Once the project is commissioned, the Pyeongtaek complex will be Linde’s single largest gases supply site in the world for an electronics customer.

Samsung’s new facility will deploy state-of-the-art technologies to accelerate the company’s next-generation chip design and production, in order to meet the rising demand for semiconductors around the world.

“We are proud to have been selected yet again to supply Samsung’s world-class semiconductor facilities, shortly after the safe and on-time delivery of our previous project,” said B.S. Sung, Head of South Korea, Linde.

“Our successful partnership spans more than 42 years and we look forward to continue providing Samsung with a safe, reliable and cost-effective supply of industrial gases and innovative technologies well into the future.”