Praxair China to supply industrial gases to SMIC

Danbury, Connecticut–Praxair China has signed a 15-year contract to supply Shanghai-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) with industrial gases.

Praxair China will install an air separation plant and hydrogen production facility to produce nitrogen, oxygen, argon, and hydrogen on a site near SMIC’s Phase 1, which includes three fabs in Shanghai’s Zhang Jiang Hi-Tech Park. Helium will be supplied in bulk liquid form.

“Praxair has already invested over $200 million in China and we will continue to seek additional opportunities in the new Zhang Jiang Hi-Tech Park,” says Dennis Reilley, chairman and CEO of Praxair, Inc. Praxair also supplies on-site and bulk gases to Hua Hong/ NEC’s wafer fab in PuDong, Shanghai.

The Hi-Tech Park is being created by the Shanghai government. It is estimated the Park will have a total of 15 fabs when the first phase is fully occupied. Additional fabs are planned in the second phase. To date, four fabs have been announced and at least 12 more are under consideration.

POST A COMMENT

Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account. Comments won't automatically be posted to your social media accounts unless you select to share.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

LIVE NEWS FEED

NEW PRODUCTS

OEM Group expands P5000 capabilities to compound semiconductor substrates
05/25/2017OEM Group has launched the P5000:CS automated single wafer cluster tool for the compound semiconductor market. ...
3D-Micromac launches the second generation of its high-performance microcell OTF laser systems
04/17/2017The high-performance production solution for Laser Contact Opening (LCO) of PERC solar cells achieves a th...
ULVAC launches NA-1500 dry etching system for 600mm advanced packaging systems
03/24/2017ULVAC, Inc. is pleased to announce the NA-1500 dry etching system for 600mm advanced packaging substrates, providing for u...