Linde Electronics and Specialty Gases has received the 2014 Gas Supplier of the Year award from Fairchild Semiconductor, a leading global supplier of high-performance semiconductor solutions.

The award recognizes Linde for the supply of both cylinder and bulk gases to several Fairchild operations in the U.S. and around the world.

“Linde is proud and honored to receive this award for our global support to Fairchild,” said Rob Capellman, Linde’s head of Electronics and Premium Products, Sales and Operations. “It acknowledges our focus on delivering high quality products and services to meet Fairchild’s stringent requirements for its customers in the computing, communications, consumer, industrial and automotive market segments.”

“We are very pleased to receive this prestigious award from Fairchild Semiconductor,” said Andreas Weisheit, Head of Linde Electronics. “Our number one goal is to meet the needs of our customers and add value to their business. We appreciate the validation that this award provides and are committed to continuing our close collaboration with Fairchild and providing them with premium products and services.”

Jay Brennan, senior manager, Corporate Commodities-Chemicals, Gases & Metals for Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, said, “Congratulations to Linde Electronics on being ranked first among Fairchild Semiconductor’s multi-site gas suppliers and being selected as the 2014 Gas Supplier of the Year. Linde’s commitment to supplying quality materials and service to Fairchild Semiconductor’s global wafer fabrication operations is well recognized and greatly appreciated.”

Brennan presented the award to Linde at its Electronics and Specialty Gases plant in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, where Linde produces semiconductor materials, high purity inert gases (argon, helium and nitrogen), nitrous oxide and isotopes, among other products. Linde also supplies gas products to Fairchild from plants in Korea, China and Malaysia.