SEMATECH and Air Products Work Together to Accelerate Advanced Materials for the Semiconductor Industry

  SEMATECH and Air Products Work Together to Accelerate Advanced Materials for
  the Semiconductor Industry

Business Wire

ALBANY, N.Y. -- July 8, 2013

SEMATECH today announced that Air Products (NYSE:APD), a global industrial gas
and technology leader, has joined its Front End Processes (FEP) program, and
will work with SEMATECH to assess advanced materials and technologies for the
development of sub-10 nm node III-V devices.

Continued scaling will require the use of new materials and chemistries to
keep pace with the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS).
For example, III-V channels offer significant power and performance benefits,
such as higher mobility, enhanced drive current and supply voltage scaling
which enable continued device scaling and performance improvement.

As a member of this program, located at SUNY’s College of Nanoscale Science
and Engineering (CNSE), Air Products will closely collaborate with SEMATECH's
engineers and leverage SEMATECH's activities in advanced materials to enable
better understanding of the underlying principles responsible for the
deposition of III-V structures. The goal of this team will be to help guide
the development of new chemical products that address a wide variety of needs
for next generation semiconductor devices.

“Air Products will be cooperating with SEMATECH to accelerate the introduction
of innovative products to the marketplace,” said Dr. John Langan, the Global
Director of Electronics Technology for Air Products. “By leveraging the
capabilities of SEMATECH, we are accelerating new product development to
fulfill the requests we are receiving for electronics materials from our
industry partners.”

“SEMATECH is pleased to welcome Air Products as a partner,” said Paul Kirsch,
director of SEMATECH’s FEP program. “Air Products long standing and deep
expertise in specialty materials will complement our own device and process
expertise. We will work together to develop practical and promising
manufacturable solutions to address the emerging needs of the advanced
transistor markets.”

The goal of SEMATECH’s FEP program is to provide novel leading-edge materials,
processes, structural modules and electrical and physical characterization
methods to support the continued scaling of logic and memory applications.

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 2012, Air
Products had sales of approaching $10 billion. For more information, visit


For over 25 years, SEMATECH®, the international consortium of leading
semiconductor device, equipment, and materials manufacturers, has set global
direction, enabled flexible collaboration, and bridged strategic R&D to
manufacturing. Through our unwavering commitment to foster collaboration
across the nanoelectronics industry, we help our members and partners address
critical industry transitions, drive technical consensus, pull research into
the industry mainstream, improve manufacturing productivity, and reduce risk
and time to market. Information about SEMATECH can be found Twitter:


Erica McGill, 518-649-1041
Air Products
Robert Brown, 610-481-1192
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