Air Liquide will invest more than €100m to supply ultra-pure carrier gases to customer fabs that manufacture integrated circuits and memory for consumer electronics and mobile devices.
Since the beginning of 2015, Air Liquide has signed several new long-term contracts with major semiconductor manufacturers in Japan, Singapore and Taiwan.
These investments in world-class efficiency ultra-high purity onsite nitrogen generation systems represent a total production capacity of more than 100,000 Nm3/h of nitrogen.
Carrier gases such as ultra-pure nitrogen are vital to the leading edge semiconductor industry. These gases are used directly in the chip manufacturing process as well as to maintain an ultra-clean atmosphere to protect manufacturing tools.
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