Air Products supply industrial gases SMIC’s project

Air Products to supply industrial gases for SMIC’s project

8:52 AM, 29th June 2017
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LEHIGH VALLEY, US: Air Products and Chemicals Inc (APD) has been awarded an industrial gases supply contract to support the capacity expansion of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation’s (SMIC), Tianjin facility.

This major win further strengthens Air Products’ leading position and commitment to the country’s electronics manufacturing industries.

To support the customer’s expansion, Air Products will build an on-site nitrogen plant and leverage its existing air separation unit and liquid gases capacity to supply a broad range of high-purity bulk gases, including nitrogen, oxygen, argon, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and helium, as well as compressed dry air.

SMIC’s Tianjin facility is located in the state-level Xiqing Economic and Technological Development Area (XEDA), a key electronics industry base in the northern China city. The current facility has been using Air Products’ high-purity nitrogen, oxygen, argon and helium since 2004 for producing 8-inch (200mm) wafers. It is building a new fab as part of its expansion project to become the world’s largest integrated 8-inch integrated circuit (IC) production line with a capacity of 150,000 wafers/month.

“Air Products is committed to supporting our customers’ growth and the advancement of China’s IC and other electronics manufacturing industries as guided by the government’s 13th Five-Year Plan and ‘Made in China 2025’ strategy,” said Saw Choon Seong, China president, industrial gases, Air Products.

“By expanding our capacity in Tianjin and XEDA, we will have an even stronger position with our infrastructure and pipeline network. We are prepared to meet the increasing demands from the thriving electronics and other high-end manufacturing industries while growing our business further,” added Seong.

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