Air Products to Highlight Advanced Materials and Delivery Systems at SEMICON West

 Air Products to Highlight Advanced Materials and Delivery Systems at SEMICON

PR Newswire

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., July 9, 2013

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Air Products (NYSE:APD) will
highlight its advanced materials and delivery systems at SEMICON West in San
Francisco, Calif., July 9-11.

Mobile computing enabled by smartphones and tablet computers is emerging as a
primary driver for high-performance semiconductors that consume less power.
These needs are challenging semiconductor manufacturers because fabricating
more complex devices can no longer just be addressed by engineering solutions.
A wide range of new materials is now required, and, as a result, semiconductor
manufacturing has entered the Age of New Materials. Air Products is
well-positioned to capitalize on these emerging material needs.

At SEMICON West, Air Products will feature three important platforms of
semiconductor manufacturing: Advanced Deposition, Surface Preparation and
Cleans, and Planarization, as well as the delivery systems necessary for these
advanced materials.

Advanced Deposition Materials
Air Products is utilizing its breadth of knowledge in chemistry and surface
science to deposit films as thin as only a few atomic layers. The company
offers technology roadmap solutions for organosilanes, organometallics, liquid
dopants and other specialty materials.

Surface Preparation and Cleans
Air Products is providing solvent, semi-aqueous and aqueous cleans for
photoresist, residue and contamination removal for aluminum and copper
back-end-of-line applications. It also is offering cleaning solutions that
address all types of packaging including gold and copper wire bonding, wafer
level packaging with copper bumps and through-silicon via cleans.

Air Products is developing chemical mechanical planarizing slurries and
post-clean chemistries that address the challenges of polishing a variety of
materials deposited including silicon-based films, tungsten and copper.
Through its 2011 acquisition of Poly Flow, Air Products is also delivering
game-changing slurry blend and distribution equipment solutions to lower the
cost-of-ownership through enhanced tool uptime and product yields.

"The rapid advancement in mobile devices and the consumer's demands for
performance and long battery lifetimes at affordable prices are pushing
semiconductor manufacturers to develop devices with smaller geometries. New
materials are enablers for these technology advancements," said Ed Shober,
global business director for Advanced Materials and Delivery Systems at Air
Products. "Air Products' knowledge and advanced thinking around chemistry,
materials integration and delivery systems are helping our customers reach
their technology and performance targets faster. Additionally, the ability to
provide more of an integrated solution for our customers within these
semiconductor platforms is a true differentiator in the market."

To learn more, please visit us at booth 2340 in the South Hall of San
Francisco's Moscone Center or go to

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 approaching $10 billion. For more information, visit

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe
harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
These forward-looking statements are based on management's reasonable
expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding
important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ
materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking
statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including
risk factors described in the Company's Form 10K for its fiscal year ended
September 30, 2012.

SOURCE Air Products

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