Air Products said Tuesday that it signed a long-term
contract with Xiamen Tianma Microelectronics to supply bulk
gases, including ultra high-purity nitrogen and oxygen,
hydrogen, argon, and helium, at a new facility in China.
The facility is China's first 5.5 Generation low-temperature
polysilicon (LTPS) thin-film transistor liquid crystal display
(TFT-LCD) and color filter production line.
It is located at Xiamen Xiang'an Industrial Park in Fujian
Province. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Xiamen Tianma is an affiliate of Shenzhen-listed Tianma
Microelectronics, a leading Chinese small- and medium-sized
It leverages Tianma's experience in research and
development, production, and management in the TFT-LCD
industry, the companies said.
The deal further strengthens the position of Air Products in
China's fast-growing TFT-LCD market, company officials
"We are honored to again collaborate with Tianma in Xiamen
and supply China's most advanced LTPS LCD facility with our
safe and reliable gas solutions and expertise in the TFT-LCD
industry," said Wayne Mitchell, vice president and general
manager of the electronics division at Air Products.
"The contract reflects Air Products' strategy to further
strengthen its leadership in China's electronics industry and
grow together with Chinese customers to help them achieve high
quality, improve productivity, and raise energy
Air Products has already been supplying bulk gases to
Tianma's facility in Shanghai and electronics materials to its