French Air Liquide wins contract to supply China’s SMIC

05 December 2013 14:29  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Air Liquide has won a “major contract” to supply China’s Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) with ultra-pure carrier gases, the France-based industrial gases major said on Thursday.

Air Liquide will supply the gas to a SMIC site in Beijing where the company produces advanced integrated circuits for consumer electronics and mobile devices for both international and Chinese markets.

As part of the deal, Air Liquide will invest €18m ($24m) in a large on-site generator producing ultra-high purity nitrogen and to set up necessary bulk gases supply infrastructure, it said.

The contract’s value, duration or gas supply volumes were not disclosed.

Air Liquide already supplies electronic specialty gases to other SMIC sites in Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, and Shenzhen, it added.

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By: Stefan Baumgarten
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