Issue Date: October 12, 2009
Gas Firms Win Deals In China And Taiwan
Air Liquide will spend $19 million to build new facilities in Shenzhen, in southern China, to deliver nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, argon, and specialty gases to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. SMIC is building a semiconductor foundry in Shenzhen that will process 8- and 12-inch silicon wafers. Separately, Air Products & Chemicals’ Taiwanese subsidiary has won a long-term contract to supply nitrogen to NexPower Technology in Taichung, Taiwan. NexPower, a subsidiary of the Taiwanese semiconductor producer UMC, is building a plant for thin-film solar cells.
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