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Air Liquide signs gases contract in China

1:07 AM MST | December 5, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Air Liquide says it has been awarded a major long-term contract by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC; Shanghai, China) to supply ultra-pure carrier gases to its latest fab at Beijing which will manufacture advanced integrated circuits for consumer electronics and mobile devices for both international and Chinese markets. The SMIC Beijing fab will begin operating in early 2014. Air Liquide, under the contract, will invest in a large on-site generator producing ultra-high purity nitrogen. Nitrogen is an essential molecule that is used in the...

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