Supplier of Specialty Gases and Chemicals to the Sioux Falls Electronics Industry

The worldwide electronics industry has seen a significant expansion of activity over the past forty years or so, and specialty gases have played a leading role in [[much|most|the better part|a lot12] of it – here in Sioux Falls as much as globally. As insiders know, the entire semiconductor industry is heavily reliant on gases and chemicals of extremely high purity. They impart singular properties to the pure sillicon that’s essential to semiconductor-based microprocessors, which people tend to expect in today’s watches, smart phones, and computers.

Just as crucial a point, the drawing of fiber optic cable also requires a protective atmosphere of high-purity helium. This gas is being supplied in greater volume to fiber cable fabricators since fiber optic cable is superseding conventional “twisted pair” copper wire and coaxial cable as the better choice. As it’s liquefied, helium turns into a low-temperature coolant that provides superconductivity to the magnets utlized in Magnetic Resonance Imaging as well as to superconducting wire that weakens normal electrical resistance and looks promising as a means of disseminating electricity more efficiently.  

To promote semiconductor research, PurityPlus® manufactures pure gases in VLSI, research, and electronic grades of nitrogen, helium, argon, and hydrogen. We also can deliver research quantities of high-purity reactive gases in combinations incorporating silane, phosphine, diborane, and arsine. Additionally, we can make specialty fluorocarbons, hydrogen chloride, ammonia, and ultra-high-purity oxygen for etching. These are just a sample of the gases available.

A-OX Welding Supply additionally gives Sioux Falls manufacturers access to the comprehensive PurityPlus® catalog of gas equipment including low dead-volume regulators, gas cabinets, and monitoring systems. We can, in short, provide all the products you demand, typically in the reduced quantities better suited to research and development. And you’ll be happy to know that every product we make meets every applicable industry requirement and expectation.

Our clients include manufacturers in these industries:

  • Semiconductor (Memory Chip manufacturing)
  • Photovoltaics (Solar)
  • Light Emitting Diode (LED)
  • Flat Panel Display (FPD TV)
  • Fiber Optics
  • Superconductivity Research

To learn more about how we can provide for all of your specialty gas and chemical requirements, call A-OX Welding Supply at 605-336-1125, or contact us online today.