Air Products (NYSE:APD) today announced that its subsidiary in Taiwan, Air Products San Fu Co. Ltd., has signed a long-term contract with Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO), the world's fourth largest TFT-LCD supplier, to provide nitrogen and bulk gases to their Fab 6 located in Tree Valley Science and Industry Park (TVSIP), Tainan, Taiwan.
Air Products San Fu has installed an air separation unit next to CMO Fab 6 to provide on-site nitrogen. Air Products also will supply bulk gases including oxygen, argon, helium, hydrogen and carbon dioxide to CMO and other customers in the TVSIP.
TVSIP is located adjacent to Tainan Science Industry Park (TSIP), one of the largest technology parks in the world. Administered by the Tainan County Government, TVSIP is a TFT-LCD industrial parkwith a cluster of related producers including glass, backlight module, and television assembly manufacturers.
"CMO has been a long-standing customer for Air Products, and we are honored to be selected to support the needs of this leading TFT-LCD supplier," said Corning Painter, vice president and general manager of Global Electronics, Air Products. "Our facilities in TVSIP and TSIP will further enhance our capabilities to provide reliable, flexible and cost-competitive solutions to meet the requirements of our customers in the two parks."
Air Products San Fu has established a leading supply position in TSIP, and its customers in the park include CMO's Fab 3, Fab 4, Fab 5 and Fab 7; TSMC's Fab6 and Fab 14Phase One and Phase Two; and United Microelectronics Corporation's (UMC) Fab12A. Air Products San Fu serves its customers through large ultra-high purity (UHP) bulk gas facilities and a pipeline that is fed by the world's largest UHP nitrogen facility. This plant also produces UHP liquid nitrogen and UHP liquid oxygen for other semiconductor customers.
Air Products SanFu is a leading producer of industrial gases in Taiwan, supplying atmospheric gases, electronics specialty gases, chemicals and related equipment for many industries. Air Products San Fu is one of "The Top 200 Companies" in Taiwan and is the first gas company in Taiwan awarded ISO9002 and ISO14000 certifications.