DAP Opens Compound Semiconductor Materials Center

LEHIGH VALLEY, PA — Nov. 9, 2000 — Daido Air Products Electronics, Inc., (DAP) a joint venture between Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. and Air Water, Inc. has opened a new compound semiconductor materials transfill/analytical center in Tsukuba, Japan.

The facility, which is located in the company’s Speciality Chemicals Center, was designed to handle organometallic chemicals used in compound semiconductor manufacturing and gives DAP enhanced local organometallic transfill and analytical capabilities.

“We have grown rapidly through the introduction of specialty products – electronic gases and chemicals – used in the manufacture of advanced semiconductors. With the market for organometallic chemicals in Japan estimated to be US $25 million, our new capabilities at Tsukuba will further enhance our ability to provide full service to out customers and build on our success,” said DAP President Isamu Handa.

Company officials say the demand for organometallic chemicals has risen sharply in recent years.

— Jeff VanPelt


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