Linde North America is expanding its capacity to supply ultra-high purity (UHP) gases to one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers located in the Pacific Northwest.

Linde will expand its facility in Hillsboro, OR by adding an additional plant to manufacture UHP nitrogen and oxygen. These products will be delivered by pipeline to the customer.

The new plant is in addition to the two existing UHP nitrogen and oxygen plants already operating at the Linde site. The company will supply all bulk electronic gases, such as hydrogen, helium and argon, to the customer from its reliable infrastructure of production facilities across North America.

Mark Quinn, vice-president of Bulk Electronic Gases and Onsites for Linde Electronics and Specialty Gases, said, “Linde is delighted to have the opportunity to supply this long-term customer with their high purity bulk gas needs as they expand their operations. Our facilities and personnel in Hillsboro are world class professionals who understand the needs of our most demanding semiconductor customers and this expansion is testimony to Linde’s commitment to the Pacific Northwest and to the success of this customer.”