Johnson Matthey to supply hydrogen purifier to Super Nova Optoelectronics

Date Announced: 07 Aug 2008

WEST CHESTER, PA – Johnson Matthey Gas Purification Technology (GPT) group, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of highly reliable bulk and point-of-use purifiers, announced today that they have supplied a PSH-30 hydrogen purifier, capable of flowing 30 Nm3/hr. to Super Nova Optoelectronics Corporation (www.supernovaopto.com) in Ping Cheng City, Taiwan.

The purifier will be installed in their fab located at the Ping Cheng Industrial Park, where they manufacture high-brightness blue, green & blue/green LED chips. Johnson Matthey’s Taiwanese sales & service agent – Pionics Technology -- handled the sale.

Super Nova Optoelectronics was established in 2002 with experts in development, construction, production & marketing and has the leading epitaxy technology for GaN based devices. In addition, with a score of patented technologies and experience in mass production, Super Nova will launch products exceeding 6mW blue light and white light.

Johnson Matthey’s state-of-the-art bulk hydrogen purifiers are capable of providing 99.9999999 percent pure hydrogen for wafer fabrication and they are the technology of choice for Taiwan’s silicon and compound semiconductor industry.

About Johnson Matthey Gas Purification Technology:
Backed by a reputation for superior reliability, technological expertise and customer service – and having installed over 5,000 gas purification units around the world – the company is a global leader in the design, engineering, manufacture and distribution of state-of-the-art purification systems for gases used in the semiconductor industry. The Johnson Matthey GPT group maintains facilities in North America, France, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong.

About Johnson Matthey:
Traded on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: JMAT), Johnson Matthey is a specialty chemicals company focused on its core skills in catalysts, precious metals, fine chemicals and process technologies. The $12 billion company is 191 years old, employs over 7,800 people in 30 countries and has been providing gas purification solutions for more than 40 years.

Contact
Jeff Lucht, Business Manager, Johnson Matthey Gas Purification Technology, 1397 King Road, West Chester, PA 19380; Phone: (610) 232-1968 or (800) 624-2204; Fax: (610) 232-1934;

E-mail:luchtjl@jmusa.com

Web Site:www.pureguard.net

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