Formosa Epitaxy buys hydrogen purifiers from Johnson Matthey

Date Announced: 23 Oct 2006

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 three Model GPT-40 hydrogen purifiers capable of flowing 30 Nm/hr to Formosa Epitaxy, Incorporated (FOREPI), headquartered in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

FOREPI (, established in 1999, is a leading Taiwanese manufacturer of InGaN LED wafers and chips. They are the only LED company in Taiwan with the capacity to offer a full spectrum of products including high power InGaN Blue, Green and Near-UV LED’s. The Johnson Matthey hydrogen purifiers, will supply ultrapure hydrogen to the growing number of MOVPE reactors at this site.

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 epitaxy and zero-gas generators used in the calibration of the most technologically advanced analytical equipment.

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 all pure, inert and specialty gases used in the semiconductor industry. The Johnson Matthey GPT group maintains facilities in North America, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong.

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

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