Air Products Wins Contract to Supply UMC's New Fab in Taiwan
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Sept. 25, 2012
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Air Products (NYSE:APD)
today announced that its subsidiary in Taiwan, Air Products San Fu Co. Ltd.,
has been awarded a long-term contract with United Microelectronics Corporation
(UMC) to provide nitrogen and other bulk gases to four new phases of UMC's Fab
12A complex in the Tainan Science Industrial Park (TSIP).
Air Products San Fu will build an air separation unit, pipelines and a bulk
gas system to supply ultra-high purity (UHP) nitrogen and other bulk gases
including oxygen, argon, helium and hydrogen to UMC's Phase Five to Phase
Eight of their new 300mm wafer fab in one of Taiwan's largest science parks.
The air separation unit is scheduled to be onstream in the second half of
The contract further strengthens Air Products' leading market position in TSIP
where Air Products San Fu serves its customers through UHP bulk gas facilities
and a pipeline that is fed by three of the world's largest UHP nitrogen
facilities. Air Products San Fu has been supplying bulk gases to UMC's first
four phases of Fab 12A via pipelines in the park.
"UMC is our long-standing strategic customer. We are very pleased to further
expand our business relationship and support the continuous growth of its most
advanced fab," said Wayne Mitchell, vice president and general manager of
Electronics Division at Air Products. "The investment will reinforce our
market position in the park and allow us to serve customers with increased
reliability and flexibility to meet new volume demand in a quick and
"We are happy to extend our relationship with Air Products for the next
development stage of our Fab 12A complex. Air Products is a leading global
industrial gas supplier with proven reliability and safety records. We look
forward to the same success we now enjoy in our future cooperation," said
Louis Hsieh, Director of UMC's Operations Support Division.
Air Products' customers in TSIP include major semiconductor and TFT-LCD
manufacturers. UMC is the world's second largest foundry company and a leading
300mm wafer manufacturer.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases;
performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the
company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and
sustainable. More than 20,000 employees in over 50 countries supply innovative
solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include
semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas
liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2011, Air
Products had sales of approximately $10 billion. For more information, visit
About Air Products San Fu Co. Ltd.
Air Products San Fu Co. Ltd. is a leading industrial gases supplier in Taiwan.
It provides atmospheric gases, electronic specialty gases, chemical products
and equipment to industries. For more information, visit
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