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Air Products to invest $900 million for ultra-high-purity gases supply in Taiwan

May 7, 2022
Chemical Value Chain

Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.) announced that Air Products San Fu Co. Ltd has been selected by one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers to supply industrial gases to the customer’s new semiconductor manufacturing facility in Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan.

Air Products San Fu will invest approximately $900 million to build, own and operate a number of state-of-the-art onsite plants to supply ultra-high purity nitrogen, oxygen, argon and hydrogen to the customer’s advanced fabs in the complex.

“Air Products is honored to be selected once again by our strategic global customer to support their growth with advanced fabs in Kaohsiung,“ said Eugene Lu, president of Air Products San Fu. “This project reflects our strong commitment to growing with our electronics customers, building on decades of solid experience and a proven track record. This latest supply agreement also demonstrates our customer’s confidence in our ability to meet their stringent safety, reliability, quality and operational requirements to successfully support their advanced semiconductor manufacturing.”

A leading integrated gases supplier, Air Products has been serving the global electronics industry for more than 40 years, supplying critical industrial gases to many of the world’s largest technology companies developing the next generation of semiconductors and displays for tablets, computers and mobile devices. This latest project win joins other major electronics-focused projects in Air Products’ backlog.

“We are deploying the full breadth of our engineering, execution and operational expertise and expect to bring these essential industrial gas facilities onstream, enabling advanced chip production to help meet ever-increasing global demand,” said Air Products’ Chief Operating Officer Dr. Samir J. Serhan.

By Mary Page Bailey

Source: chemengonline.com

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