Breaking – Air Liquide in major gases deal


Air Liquide has announced it has signed a major ultra-pure carrier gases contract in China – due to the rise in popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices.

The growth in the technology market is driving the requirement for advanced semiconductor components such as mobile application processors and wireless communication chips. China possesses more than 50% of the global assembly capacity for televisions and mobile devices and is the world’s largest electronics and smartphone market.

Air Liquide has just announced it has been awarded a major long-term contract in China by SMIC (Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation) to supply ultra-pure carrier gases to its latest cutting-edge fab in Beijing, which will manufacture advanced integrated circuits for consumer electronics and mobile devices for both international and Chinese markets.

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