Air Liquide pumps US$70 mn in Texas facility to support electronics sector

Air Liquide pumps US$70 mn in Texas facility to support electronics sector

Industrial gasses firm Air Liquide has announced that it has invested nearly US$70 million at its North Texas plant to supply ultra high purity nitrogen and oxygen to the electronics industry. These investments will support the expansion of two existing manufacturing facilities and will also be used to build, own and operate onsite plants and systems at a new manufacturing site within the region. Operations and supply are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2023 at the existing facilities and to start in the first half of 2025 at the new manufacturing site.

The dynamic growth of the electronics industry globally has been boosted by the rapid adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, artificial intelligence, advancements in smartphones and 5G technology, and automotive electronics components. After the rapid growth over the last five years, the electronics industry is expected to keep enjoying structural expansion over the long term.

Over the past 50 years, Air Liquide has been integral in the development of the electronics industry globally. It has developed exclusive know-how, a collaborative customer approach and the innovation capacity necessary for delivering onsite gases with the purity, reliability and quality control required for electronics manufacturing.

In an increasingly complex and digital world, Air Liquide Electronics will support the Group’s Advance strategic plan by unlocking progress via technology. It continuously adapts its offer and local production of electronics specialty gases, advanced materials, and equipment for the electronics industry.

Generating EUR2,558 million in revenue in 2022 the Electronics business line of Air Liquide is said to be a world reference in designing, manufacturing and supplying ultra high purity gasses and advanced materials for this industry. The electronics business line of Air Liquide provides solutions to the semiconductors, photovoltaics and flat-panel displays markets.