Air Liquide invents and produces innovative molecules the world’s electronics technology leaders require. Custom designed, our wide range of services and equipment facilitate uninterrupted onsite management of gas in compliance with the highest standards of safety.
On-site production enables very large flow-rates. As an alternative to supply by trucks from Air Liquide sites, an on-site gas production unit is environmentally friendly, reduce carbon footprint and saves transportation cost. Such production units can be located on the customer premises so called “on-site” or on Air Liquide premises with gases supplied through a pipeline directly to the customer Fab. Depending on the size, on-site units are working independently and can be remote controlled or operated by Air Liquide employees.
Air Liquide’s on-site production solutions include:
Oxygen, nitrogen and argon are produced and liquefied in air separation units. These products are stored at the production facility and then delivered directly to customers in insulated cryogenic tankers.
Hydrogen is produced in large capacity units. It is stored and delivered either as a compressed gas or in liquid in cryogenic containers.
Bulk (mainly under liquid cryogenic form) installations consist of:
One or more storage tanks
Vaporizers to transform cryogenic liquid to gas using heat sources such as ambient air, water or steam
Air Liquide is the industry leader in advanced thin-film materials, offering the ALOHA™ and Voltaix™ product lines as part of our material portfolio. The 2013 acquisition of Voltaix™, the recognized world leader in silicon, germanium and boron chemistries, has bolstered our positioning. We have extended our range of advanced precursors, strengthened our relations with key customers and partners, and created new synergies in the research and industrialization of electronics advanced materials.
Our materials offer covers a broad range of advanced deposition processes, ranging from low-k to high-k and metals to barrier films. These products come in a comprehensive package that includes dedicated OEM-qualified delivery systems, ultra-high purity canisters, and extremely tight specifications, backed by world-class Air Liquide affiliates in nano-scale analysis (Balazs NanoAnalysis and Toshiba Nanoanalysis).
Air Liquide’s global capabilities include 8 Advanced Materials Centers (AMCs) where we produce, package and certify advanced electronics materials ensuring safety of supply and matching quality expectations of our most demanding customers.
Forming very thin layers of various elements (such as silicon or metals) require acute control over the depositing and structuring of these elements. Electronics specialty materials provided by Air Liquide can achieve this at the level of just a few atoms. Silicon, for example, the most common material found in electronics devices, is formed using monosilane as a volatile silicon precursor.
Our capabilities include 9 Electronics Materials Centers (EMCs) worldwide where Air Liquide produces, packages and certifies electronics specialty materials ensuring safety of supply and matching quality expectations of most demanding electronics customers. We are strategically located in electronics hubs including South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore, the USA, France and Germany.
From sampling and measuring to characterization and more, Air Liquide’s world-class analytical services are key in helping electronics manufacturers control, monitor and improve their Fab throughput, and assure the quality of electronics devices. We offer comprehensive analytical services through our Balazs NanoAnalysis and Toshiba Nanoanalysis subsidiaries.
These services ensure the purity of starting materials, consumables, process tool components, cleanroom environment and clean manufacturing procedures meet the requirement to manufacture high-technology products. Our expertise extends to contamination problem solving to trace back any detected contamination to the root source. Our goal is to help customers improve their yield and to develop and implement faster next generation technologies.
Air Liquide has expertise providing the delivery systems, gas cabinets, valve manifold boxes, chemical and slurry blend and dispense systems, as well as exhaust treatment systems, to assure that customer processes are safe, clean and efficient.
We supply and install gas and chemical dispense equipment for new manufacturing facilities, and support the turnkey installation of ultrapure gas and chemical distribution networks. We also provide central control and monitoring systems.
To date, we have supplied and installed over 10,000 gas cabinets, 10,000 chemical management systems, 500 precursor delivery systems, 100 bulk cryogenic purifiers and 50 online continuous quality control systems around the world.
Our 6 equipment manufacturing sites and installation teams are present at strategic global sites in close proximity to semiconductors, photovoltaic cells and flat panel display fabrication plants.