Air Liquide Electronics is presented Texas Instruments’ Supplier Excellence Award

April 18, 2007 — HOUSTON and DALLAS, TX — Air Liquide Electronics U.S. LP was presented with the Texas Instruments (TI) 2006 Supplier Excellence Award in recognition of Air Liquide Electronics’ bulk gas operations services for TI over the past calendar year. Air Liquide Electronics U.S. LP president Rich Jahr accepted the award, presented by TI executives Kevin Ritchie, Shaunna Black, and Rob Simpson, at an April 17 ceremony held at Air Liquide’s bulk gas plant on TI’s Dallas campus.

Addressing Air Liquide and Texas Instruments employees present at the event, Jahr said, “We have been a proud supplier of Texas Instruments for more than 40 years. To be recognized for our continued advancements and innovations in the products, services and expertise that we provide to a remarkable company like TI is a tremendous honor and pleasure. I’m extremely proud of and thankful to the people at both of our companies who have set such high marks for talent and productivity.”

Air Liquide has been a supplier to TI since the 1960s and, today, Air Liquide Electronics provides the company with a wide array of value-driven services and expertise, including industrial and specialty gases and Total Gas and Chemical Management (TGCM) as well as state-of-the-industry laboratory and analytical services. The success of Air Liquide Electronics’ relationship with TI has been a cornerstone for developing highly beneficial working partnerships with semiconductor customers throughout the U.S. and around the world.

In recognition of Air Liquide Electronics’ contribution to TI’s business, senior vice president Kevin Ritchie commented, “TI depends on the innovation and expertise of our suppliers to help us achieve and maintain high levels of technology and productivity. We have come to rely on Air Liquide to deliver valuable products and management services, and we appreciate their outstanding support and efforts.” TI vice president Rob Simpson added, “When we work with Air Liquide, we know we’ll get quality performance, competitive pricing, and a partner that is mutually interested in our success.”

TI’s Supplier Excellence Awards were established in 1984 and are presented annually to suppliers who exemplify the highest level of excellence and emphasize continuous improvement efforts to set higher goals and achieve greater customer results. It is TI’s highest honor for its suppliers.

Air Liquide Electronics U.S. LP is the Dallas, Texas based subsidiary of American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. responsible for serving the semiconductor industry in the U.S. It serves the semiconductor industry in the U.S. by providing ultra pure gases, liquids, and advanced molecules used in the fabrication of silicon chips, as well as providing specialized equipment and related gas and chemical management services. Through its Balazs Analytical Services division, Air Liquide Electronics also provides state-of-the art analytical and laboratory services. American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Air Liquide Group responsible for its U.S. operations.

Present in 72 countries, Air Liquide is a world leader in industrial and medical gases and related services. The Group offers innovative solutions based on constantly enhanced technologies. These solutions, which are consistent with Air Liquide’s commitment to sustainable development, help to protect life and enable our customers to manufacture many indispensable everyday products. Founded in 1902, Air Liquide has more than 36,000 employees. The Group has successfully developed a long-term relationship with its shareholders built on trust and transparency and guided by the principles of corporate governance. Since the publication of its first consolidated financial statements in 1971, Air Liquide has posted strong and steady earnings growth. Revenues in 2006 totalled 10,949 million euros, with sales outside France accounting for almost 80%. Air Liquide is listed on the Paris stock exchange and is a component of the CAC 40 and Eurostoxx 50 indices (ISIN code FR 0000120073).

Air Liquide USA LLC Corporate Communications
Diane Labelle, 713-624-8082
Michael Rosen, 713-624-8023


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