Murray Hill, New Jersey, U.S., June 20, 2012 -- Linde North America is expanding its capacity to supply ultra-high purity (UHP) gases to one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers located in the Pacific Northwest.
Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading global gases and engineering company and a major supplier of products and services to the semiconductor, electronics and solar manufacturing industries.
Linde will expand its facility, located in Hillsboro, Oregon, by adding an additional plant to manufacture ultra-high purity nitrogen and oxygen. These products will be delivered by pipeline to the customer. The new plant is in addition to the two existing ultra-high purity nitrogen and oxygen plants already operating at the Linde site. In addition, Linde will supply all bulk electronic gases, such as hydrogen, helium and argon, to the customer from its reliable infrastructure of production facilities across North America.
Mark Quinn, vice president of Bulk Electronic Gases and Onsites for Linde Electronics and Specialty Gases, said, “Linde is delighted to have the opportunity to supply this long-term customer with their high purity bulk gas needs as they expand their operations. Our facilities and personnel in Hillsboro are world class professionals who understand the needs of our most demanding semiconductor customers and this expansion is testimony to Linde’s commitment to the Pacific Northwest and Linde’s commitment to the success of this customer.”
Cliff Caldwell, vice president and general manager of Electronics and Specialty Gases stated, “Linde’s line of Spectra® high purity nitrogen plants are designed to provide the highest purity of nitrogen and oxygen at the lowest total cost of supply. We have engineered these plants to produce high volume gases with less than 1 part per billion impurities and with extraordinary power efficiencies. The supply scheme will support the world’s most advanced technology and high volume semiconductor manufacturing site in the world. We are very proud of the team effort that went into this design solution to support our customer.”
Linde has been supplying high-purity gaseous to several semiconductor and solar manufacturers in the Hillsboro area since the early 1990s.
The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with around 50,500 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2011 financial year, it achieved sales of EUR 13.787 bn (USD 18.1 billion). The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The Group is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
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