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March 20, 2014
Air Products to deliver gas-supply systems to Samsung
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com)
has announced it has been awarded a major contract by Samsung Electronics Co. to supply complete bulk specialty-gas and chemical delivery systems in support of its fab in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, western China.
The contract called for the design and construction of a bulk specialty gas supply (BSGS) yard by Air Products equipped with the company’s turnkey piping connecting the yard with the fab for distributing bulk specialty gases for the manufacturing process; and the supply of its state-of-the-art specialty gas delivery equipment and specialty liquid chemical delivery equipment in the fab.
The facility in the Xi’an High Tech Zone represents one of Samsung Electronics’ largest overseas investments and one of the most advanced fabs in China. The memory products produced by the fab will be widely used in portable devices such as smart phones, tablet computers, digital cameras, USB drive, and other consumer electronics products for which China is a major market.
Awarded a major contract in 2012 to supply bulk gases to this fab, Air Products has built several large air separation plants to support the needs of Samsung Electronics and also the merchant market in the region.