Recent technological advances and demand for next-generation displays have led to the expansion of Air Liquide within almost all flat panel market innovation segments. Eventually, Air Liquide entered into multiple contracts and also extended its gases and services offer.
Air Liquide has been chosen to deliver ultra-pure carrier and electronic specialty gases to three new innovative fabs manufacturing advanced display technologies including LTPS, MEMS, AMOLED, and OLED backlighting having their bases at Japan, Taiwan and Singapore. The resulting novel displays will be incorporated within the next generation of tablets and smart phones.
In addition, Air Liquide has been selected to provide electronic specialty gases, installation and equipment as well as on-site total gas management services for two new China-based leading fabs producing large Gen 8.5 panels. With its strategic base in China, Air Liquide Electronic Centers will supply these gases.
Air Liquide’s international position of being a strategic supplier to all the segments within display industry technology has been well-proven in the recent contracts.
At the same time, Air Liquide is collaborating with major customers for developing new precursors, gases and latest packaging solutions, through which the industry challenges in encapsulation, ion implantation and deposition can be determined.
Flat panel technologies that are currently under commercial development include TFT-LCD (Thin-Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Display); LTPS (Low Temperature Poly-Silicon) and IGZO (Indium Zinc Oxide); MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) displays; AMOLED- the use of an Active TFT Matrix array, made of LTPS or IGZO, to control each OLED sub-pixel light emission; and OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes).