Versum shareholders approve Merck merger


Versum Materials, Inc.’s shareholders have approved the company’s acquisition by Merck KGaA for $53 per share in cash.

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Merck wins Versum Materials takeover battle


Merck has won the takeover battle of electronic materials company Versum Materials, Inc. with a reported $6.4bn offer.

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Edwards Vacuum celebrates 100 years


Physicist F.D Edwards began importing vacuum equipment from his garage in South London, UK in 1919. 100 years later the vacuum is a critical process enabler and plays an ever more crucial role in science and technology.

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Downturn reported in Japan semiconductor market


The market for semiconductor gas related equipment has been experiencing a rapid downturn since summer 2018, reports The Gas Review.

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Praxair signs long-term supply agreement with Samsung in South Korea


Praxair, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc, has signed a long-term agreement to supply ultra-high purity nitrogen (N2) to Samsung’s world-class semiconductor facility in Hwaseong, South Korea.

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Edwards Vacuum hits installation milestone


Edwards Vacuum, manufacturer of vacuum and abatement solutions, has reached a major milestone of 10,000 Edwards inward fired combustion abatement systems installed worldwide.

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Edwards Vacuum promotes STEM education at SEMICON West 2018


Edwards Vacuum, manufacturer of vacuum and abatement solutions for the semiconductor industry, will promote technology innovation and STEM education at SEMICON West this year.

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Versum Materials Opens New Research Facility

2018-04-23T14:23:00+01:00By John Palmer

Versum Materials, Inc., a Temp-Arizona based materials supplier to the semiconductor industry, has announced the grand opening of its new research and development (R&D) facility at its semiconductor materials manufacturing site in Hometown, Pennsylvania.

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Nitrogen in semiconductor manufacture

2018-04-04T10:18:00+01:00By Simon Augustus, published in gasworld magazine

Simon Augustus looks at the role of nitrogen as a specialty gas in the manufacture of semiconductors.


Niacet enters high purity AHCL business 


Niacet Corporation has entered into the highest purity segment of the AHCL (Anhydrous Hydrogen Chloride) market, which serves the pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries.

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Bill Kroll transitions at MATHESON


Bill Kroll has stepped down from his role as Chairman of MATHESON and related duties on the MATHESON board.

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Tiger Optics unveils three new products


Tiger Optics LLC, manufacturer of laser-based gas analysers, will introduce three of its latest products at the SEMICON West show which is being held in San Francisco from 11th-13th July.

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Linde reinforces robust rare gases supply


The Linde Group is investing in its own production, increasing and diversifying its portfolio of third-party sources to meet the growing demand for rare gases in electronics.

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