Praxair Electronics Receives Award From Freescale Semiconductor

Praxair Electronics Receives Award From Freescale Semiconductor

September 23, 2004

DANBURY, CT, September 23, 2004 — Praxair Electronics, a subsidiary of Praxair Inc. (NYSE: PX), based in Orangeburg, New York, received a 2003 Regional Supplier Recognition Award from Freescale Semiconductor.

Freescale annually awards suppliers who achieve their delivery, quality, service, cost-of-ownership and technology standards. Praxair MRC, the deposition materials business within Praxair Electronics, supplies thin-film metal sputtering targets to Freescale’s facilities in East Kilbride, Scotland, and Toulouse, France.

"The award recognizes Praxair MRC for its commitment to customer service, quality, distribution and continuous improvement; and for improved cost-of-ownership for Freescale," said Bill Reith, senior supplier quality engineer, Freescale Semiconductor. "We look forward to a continued partnership with this highly disciplined and responsive team."

"This award is an exciting confirmation of Praxair’s commitment to customer productivity and technology leadership," said David Strauss, managing director, deposition materials, Praxair Electronics.

About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., a subsidiary of Motorola, Inc., has a 50-year history in microelectronics. Freescale Semiconductor produces semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets worldwide. Based in Austin, Texas, Freescale Semiconductor has design, manufacturing and sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale Semiconductor’s 2003 sales were $4.9 billion. More information on Freescale is available on the Internet at

About Praxair Electronics
Praxair Electronics provides the global semiconductor industry with process consumables including: a full line of gases and materials, sputtering targets, CMP slurries, on-site services, chamber components, electrostatic chucks and spare parts logistics services. In 2003, Praxair’s sales to the global electronics industry were $420 million. More information on Praxair Electronics is available on the Internet at:

About Praxair, Inc.
Praxair is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2003 sales of $5.6 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric and process gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies bring productivity and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and others. More information on Praxair is available on the Internet at

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