Air Products and Chemicals Inc. has agreed a deal to relinquish its OptiYield™ Positive Photoresist developer business, with Fujifilm Electronic Materials announcing it has acquired the enterprise.

The addition of the OptiYield™ photoresist developer business will expand Fujifilm’s existing portfolio of developer products, which are used in the photolithography patterning process within the semiconductor manufacturing industry.

Fujifilm Electronic Materials will work closely with the US industrial gases company to transfer supply and support functions from the Air Products facility in Tempe, Arizona to Fujifilm’s state-of-the-art manufacturing and research operations facility in Mesa, Arizona.

The transfer of all operations is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2008.