Praxair China Supplies Gases to Hua Li Microelectronics

Praxair China Supplies Gases to Hua Li Microelectronics

June 29, 2011

SHANGHAI, China, June 29, 2011 — Praxair China has begun supplying compressed dry air, ultra-high-purity oxygen, nitrogen, argon, hydrogen and helium to Shanghai Hua Li Microelectronics Corporation’s 12-inch integrated-circuit chips production line. Hua Li is a state-owned company engaged in the production of advanced integrated circuits. Zhangjiang High-Tech Park of Shanghai is one of the top high-tech parks in China and Praxair is the leading gas supplier in the park.

The semiconductor integrated circuit industry has been defined as a national strategic and fundamental industry in China since the 1990’s. The Chinese government planned a number of national priority projects in order to catch up with world-class integrated circuit technology.

“Praxair has been participating actively in the dramatic growth of China’s integrated circuit industry, bringing value-added and energy-efficient solutions to our customers,” said Minda Ho, president of Praxair China.

About Praxair China
Praxair (China) Investment Co., Ltd is a leading industrial gas provider in China, headquartered in Shanghai. It has 21 wholly owned companies, 9 joint ventures and more than 1,300 employees in the country. More information on Praxair China is available on the Internet at www.praxair.cn.

About Praxair
Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2010 sales of $10 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty 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 www.praxair.com.

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