Air Liquide bags SMIC ultra-pure carrier gases supply contract used in integrated circuits

Air Liquide bags ultra-pure carrier gases supply contract in Beijing, China

11:14 AM, 5th December 2013
Air Liquide awarded contract by SMIC china

BEIJING, CHINA: Air Liquide has been awarded a major long-term contract in China by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) to supply ultra-pure carrier gases to its latest cutting-edge fab (microchip plant) in Beijing which will manufacture advanced integrated circuits for consumer electronics and mobile devices for both international and Chinese markets. SMIC Beijing Fab B2 will begin operating in early 2014 and will produce 300 millimetre wafers with 28 nanometre advanced technology.

To meet the needs of this customer, Air Liquide will invest in a large on-site generator producing ultra-high purity nitrogen. Air Liquide will also invest in the necessary bulk gases supply infrastructure. Air Liquide’s overall investment will amount to €18 million.

“Building on the successful and long-term partnership with SMIC, we are very pleased to expand this relationship to supply SMIC in the strategic Beijing area. This new contract attests to our ability to supply electronics customers with products and services that meet the highest standards, and reaffirms the value and competitiveness of our offer and our position in the fast-growing mobility and smart devices revolution,” said Michael J Graff, Senior Vice-President for the Americas and Executive Committee member overseeing Electronics, Air Liquide.


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