US expands semiconductor capacity amid chip shortage


Jim Minicucci, Global Head of the Specialty Gases business field at EMD Electronics, a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, shares his viewpoints on the semiconductor chip shortage and supply chain with gasworld.


When the chips are down

2021-06-01T15:02:00+01:00By Mike Corbett

When Covid-19 first started shutting down the global economy last year, there was an unexpected impact on the semiconductor industry and the demand for electronic specialty gases. Historically, consumer and industrial investment on technology goods has reduced as a recession hits. However, in this recession, there was robust growth ...


Requirements for specialty gases in semiconductor manufacturing

2021-06-01T15:02:00+01:00By Mohamed Saleem and and Laura Nguyen

Precision gas delivery is at the core of semiconductor manufacturing. Many different gases – corrosives, reactives and inerts – in varying flow rates are delivered to process chambers to produce critical features on silicon wafers that are used in manufacturing logic and memory chips. These gases, collectively called electronic specialty ...


Benefits of FTIR gas analysis for smoke toxicity measurements


Thermo Fisher Scientific highlighted how understanding the chemical and physical properties of materials during combustion leads to improved materials and better public safety standards in a recent webinar.

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Linde starts up new plant in Malaysia


Linde has started up a new plant in Muar, Malaysia, to supply high purity gaseous nitrogen.


Merck strengthens site in Arizona


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.

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Andy Tuan: Growth predicted for the semiconductor market


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.