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10 July 2007


GPT grows sales of hydrogen purifiers to Chinese LED epiwafer and chip makers

The Johnson Matthey Gas Purification Technology (GPT) group of West Chester, PA, USA has sold two more bulk hydrogen purifiers to Chinese compound semiconductor manufacturers: a GPT-30 bulk purifier (capable of flowing 22.5Nm3/hr of hydrogen) to gallium nitride-based LED epiwafer and chip maker Shanghai Blue Light Technology Co Ltd of Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park (spun off from Peking University in 2000 as Shanghai Beida Blue Light Co Ltd); and a GPT-20 bulk purifier (capable of flowing 15Nm3/hr of hydrogen) to LED epiwafer maker HC Semitek Co Ltd of Wuhan University Science Park.

The purifiers have been sold via Johnson Matthey’s distributor Gentech International, which is responsible for sales, training and service throughout China.

“China’s compound semiconductor market is one of the fastest growing in Asia,” says Sean Peng, Asian Sales Manager of Gas Purification for the GPT group. “We anticipate significant sales growth in China for Johnson Matthey purifiers and related technology.”

“We have already sold a number of purifiers in the Pacific Rim and expect sales to grow in other Asian countries as well as in China,” Peng said. The GPT group has locations in Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong.

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