Helium has not been included in the US Geological Survey’s (USGS) 2021 Draft List of Critical Minerals, published in the Federal Register on 9th November.
Linde plc has signed a long-term deal with one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers for the supply of industrial gases to a new multi-billion dollar manufacturing facility in Phoenix, Arizona.
Linde has today (18th August) unveiled plans to build, own and operate a two-megawatt electrolyser plant in Austria to supply the semiconductor industry with green hydrogen.
Air Liquide will invest approximately €70m in a new state-of-the-art gases plant in Wuhan, Central China, to produce 52,00 Nm3 of nitrogen an hour, as well as oxygen, argon and other ultra-high purity gases.
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 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 ...