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Air Products Nitrogen Generator On-Stream at Samsung's New 300mm Texas Fab
Tuesday May 1, 11:37 am ET

Air Products Also Supplies Specialty Materials and Equipment to New Austin Site

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products today announced that its 450,000 standard cubic foot per hour (scf/hr) nitrogen generator at Samsung Austin Semiconductor's new 300mm memory manufacturing facility in Austin, Tex., is on-stream.

The new 300mm fab is expected to manufacture dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and/or flash memory chips for computers, cell phones, and DVD and MP3 players.

Besides nitrogen, Air Products will also supply bulk specialty gases to the DRAM facility as well as specialty gas and chemical equipment.

"The diversity of Air Products' product offering continues to position us as the go-to supplier to the global semiconductor industry," said Corning Painter, vice president, Electronics, at Air Products. "Air Products is proud to be able to support Samsung's growth in the US, just as we have done in Korea."

Samsung currently operates a 200mm fab in Austin where a dedicated team of Air Products MEGASYS® technicians manage Samsung's materials and equipment. Air Products also operates a 240,000 scf/hr nitrogen generator for the 200mm fab and supplies Samsung Austin Semiconductor with its liquid bulk gas requirements as well as specialty materials, delivery systems and bulk specialty gases and equipment.

About Air Products

Air Products serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment and is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indices. The company has annual revenues of $9 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and over 20,000 employees around the globe.

About Samsung

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2006 parent company sales of US$63.4 billion and net income of US$8.5 billion. Employing approximately 138,000 people in 124 offices in 56 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, Telecommunication Network Business and Digital Appliance Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs.

Source: Air Products

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