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Sigma-Aldrich To Hike Trimethylgallium

by Michael McCoy
March 29, 2010 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 88, ISSUE 13

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The control room at SAFC’s TMG plant.
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The control room at SAFC’s TMG plant.

Sigma-Aldrich’s SAFC Hitech unit plans to invest $2 million to expand production of trimethylgallium (TMG) at its plant in Bromborough, England. SAFC started producing TMG to serve the semiconductor industry. However, the company says the expansion will help it satisfy growing demand for TMG used in the manufacture of high-brightness light-emitting diodes.

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