Industrial gas firm Air Products says it has been awarded a long-term onsite contract from a global leader in memory and storage solutions to supply its new facility in Penang, North Malaysia. The latest win will further strengthen Air Products’ long-standing relationship with its global customer and its leading position to serve the fast-growing electronics markets.
Air Products will install a proprietary PRISM cryogenic nitrogen generator to supply high purity, reliable and economical on-site gaseous nitrogen, and a significant volume of liquid nitrogen to the new facility, located in one of the fast-growing industrial parks in Penang. The gases will be used in the customer’s chip assembly processes and cold testing of the memory products, helping improve product quality, productivity, and environmental performance.
Air Products has been serving Malaysia since 1974 and today, has established a leading position in North Malaysia. In Penang, the company’s two advanced air separation units in the Prai Industrial Park, together with an extensive supply network that expands into the Bukit Minyak Industrial Park and the Batu Kawan Industrial Park, provide reliable gases supply to its customers.
“We are honoured by the continued trust of our customer in our capability to support their growth plans with this significant investment in Malaysia,” said Alex Tan, President of Air Products Southeast Asia. “Malaysia is one of the largest exporters of electrical and electronics (E&E) products. The E&E industry is not only a key growth driver of the country’s industrial development, it also enables the country to move into Industry 4.0 by leveraging the latest smart technologies such as Internet of Things and artificial intelligence with the intermediary products and components produced. We strive to grow with our customers and fuel thriving E&E industry in Malaysia through our safety, reliability, efficiency and excellent service.”
Serving the global electronics industry for over 40 years, Air Products’ total solutions, including gas supply, application solutions and equipment help electronics packaging and assembly manufacturers meet the increasing demand for the newest generation of semiconductors. The company’s electronics packaging, assembly and testing laboratory at its Asia Technology Centre develops advanced application solutions to support the fast-paced growth of the Asia markets, says the company.