Praxair has signed a long-term agreement to supply gaseous nitrogen (N2) to GLOBALFOUNDRIES.

The Tier One company will build, own and operate a state-of-the-art plant to support GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ advanced manufacturing processes at its Malta fabrication facility in New York.

President of Praxair’s US Industrial gases business, Kevin Foti, said, “With our rich history of supporting leading electronics customers worldwide, we are proud to grow Praxair’s existing relationship with GLOBALFOUNDRIES as they expand their chip manufacturing.

“As a result of this agreement, two companies with significant local New York operations are coming together and spurring growth in their businesses and the local economy as well. Our reliable supply of N2 and industry expertise will support GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ position as one of the leading semiconductor fabs in the world.”

Debra Leach, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Senior Director of Procurement, added, “A reliable supply of high-quality gaseous N2 is an important component of our manufacturing operation at Fab 8 in New York, especially as we expand capacity to meed demand for our leading-edge semiconductor technologies.”

GLOBALFOUNDRIES is a full-service semiconductor foundry providing a unique combination of design, development and fabrication services to technology companies. The company has a global footprint spanning three continents.