Based in Paris, France
Technology & equipment suppliers
Air Liquide is a world leader in gases, technology and services for industry and health, founded 1902. The company’s Electronics division delivers bulk ultra-high-purity gases required by the semiconductor industry, as well as detection sensors, equipment for gases and chemicals, and management services. Air Liquide’s brands include the ALOHA™ and Voltaix™ portfolios, which provide chemical and gaseous materials respectively for Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) applications. The company’s recent innovation is the enScribe™ range of advanced etching materials which serve to reduce carbon equivalent emissions. Analytical services for cleanroom environments are provided by subsidiary Balazs NanoAnalysis.
Area of operation
Air Liquide is present in 73 countries across the globe, operating in Europe, North and South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific.
Projects of interest
In January 2022 Air Liquide announced plans to build a new air separation unit for liquid and packaged gases in India. The €40 million facility will become operational in 2023 and primarily serve the electronics industry.
In early 2022 Air Liquide secured a long-term agreement to supply a major semiconductor manufacturing site in Arizona, which will involve investing nearly $60 million into a new Air Liquide manufacturing site in Phoenix, AZ.
In October 2022 Air Liquide Far Eastern (a joint venture between Air Liquide and Far Eastern Group) announced that it will invest €500 million in three new plants in Taiwan to supply two major semiconductor manufacturers with large volumes of ultra-high-purity industrial gases, with the first plant expected to be operational in 2024.