Linde has started up a new plant in Muar, Malaysia, to supply high purity gaseous nitrogen.
Merck has strengthened its site in Tempe, Arizona with an investment of €18m (approximately $21.8m), strengthening the facility as a strategic production and R&D hub for semiconductor materials in the US.
The effect Covid-19 has had on the semiconductor market, as well as growth drivers in Korea, Taiwan and Japan were all focuses today at gasworld’s Asia-Pacific virtual event.
Helium expert Phil Kornbluth explained a likely oversupply of helium will lead to “a pricing plateau for some time” in the latest gasworld TV webinar sponsored by Evonik.
Global silicon wafer shipments are set to increase 2.4% year-over-year in 2020 according to electronics manufacturing industry association SEMI, in what will be a boost for the specialty gas sector.
Linx Consulting will hold its online Electronic Specialty Gas Conference on Tuesday, 13th October through Thursday, 15th October.
Gas analysis expert Servomex has published a new paper which compares gas chromatography using plasma emissions detectors (GC-PED) with atmospheric pressure ionisation mass spectrometry for ultra-high-purity (UHP) gas analysis in the semiconductor industry.