Linde signs green hydrogen deal with semiconductor company

Article by Amanda Doyle

LINDE has signed an agreement to supply green hydrogen to semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies.

The agreement will result in Infineon’s semiconductor manufacturing process using green hydrogen for the first time. Linde will build and operate a 2 MW electrolyser facility at Infineon's Villach site in Austria. The hydrogen will be purified by Linde to meet the specifications for Infineon’s process. It will also build and operate a compact air separation unit to deliver a reliable nitrogen supply for Infineon, which is needed in the semiconductor manufacturing process. The facilities are expected to be operational in 2022.

Thomas Reisinger, Board Member Operations at Infineon Technologies Austria, said: "Finding sustainable methods of manufacturing is essential to achieving our climate targets. By introducing an electrolysis system at the Infineon Villach site, we are equipping ourselves for the future by securing the essential supply of high-purity hydrogen while reducing our emissions."

Veerle Slenders, President Region Europe West, Linde, said: "We are proud to work with Infineon to pioneer the use of green hydrogen in the semiconductor industry.”

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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