Electronic Gases

Design small, think big!

Digital technologies have grown exponentially over the past decade, revolutionizing every industry on the planet and the way the world works and connects. At the basis of these technologies, semiconductors are the building blocks for producing data processors, memories, displays and photovoltaic cells that equip our computers, internet servers, smartphones, etc. Air Liquide's Electronics business line designs and supplies technological solutions based on very high purity gas and advanced materials, which help to produce semiconductors that are ever more performant and energy efficient, thus helping to meet the climate challenge.

Collaboration and inventiveness

Products manufactured by Electronics customers respond to increasingly challenging consumer demands for improved mobility, connectivity, computing power and energy consumption. These technological advances are made possible thanks to the innovative materials and gases used in semiconductors production.

In response, many of the advanced materials developed by Air Liquide have gone on to become industry standards, as a result of the Group’s early engagement with its customers. When new challenges arise, inventive answers are required. Air Liquide materials scientists and engineers turn these design challenges into solutions through innovation.

Our products and services offer

Carrier gases

Manufacturing electronic devices in a sterile environment is fundamental. Our ultra-pure gases (nitrogen, oxygen, argon, hydrogen, helium, CO2) guarantee the cleanliness and stability of our customers’ processes. Air Liquide supply these gases in bulk, via pipelines or via production with on-site dedicated plants.

Advanced materials

Delivered in canisters in small quantities, advanced materials are the basis for manufacturing ever more compact and powerful semiconductor chips. These highly complex processes are the key to improving the performance of electronic devices.

Specialty materials

Electronics specialty materials are the key process gases and chemicals to be used in the process for manufacturing of electronic components included anywhere from 20 to 250 steps.

Equipment & Installations

We also supply equipment for the distribution of gas and chemical products and install them at our customers’ facilities.

Specialty materials

Electronics specialty materials are the key process gases and chemicals to be used in the process for manufacturing of electronic components included anywhere from 20 to 250 steps.

Labelled among 1,000 efficient, clean and profitable solutions by the Solar Impulse Foundation

The environmental benefits of the enScribe™ range

Among the Group’s latest innovations are enScribe™ range of advanced etching materials that facilitate the manufacturing of complex 3D memory structures, while greatly reducing the environmental impact. By adopting enScribeTM, a major semiconductor manufacturer is reducing industry-wide carbon equivalent emissions by 1%.

140,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions were avoided in 2020 by the electronics industry thanks to Air Liquide's enScribe™ solutions.