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, located in Hillsboro, Oregon, 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. In addition, Linde 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 Speciality 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 Linde’s commitment to the success of this customer.”

Cliff Caldwell, vice president and general manager of Electronics and Specialty Gases stated, “Linde’s line of Spectra® high purity nitrogen plants are designed to provide the highest purity of nitrogen and oxygen at the lowest total cost of supply.”

“The supply scheme will support the world’s most advanced technology and high volume semiconductor manufacturing site in the world. We are very proud of the team effort that went into this design solution to support our customer,”

added Cliff Caldwell. 

“We have engineered these plants to produce high volume gases with less than one part per billion impurities and with extraordinary power efficiencies.”

Linde has been supplying high-purity gaseous to several semiconductor and solar manufacturers in the Hillsboro area since the early 1990s.