Air Liquide to Acquire Electronics Materials Company, Voltaix
... Air Liquide of Paris, France, has signed an agreement to acquire Voltaix Inc., a U.S.-based electronics materials company. The acquisition is expected to close later this summer, pending applicable regulatory approvals. Air Liquide, with its ALOHA™ product line, supplies precursors for semiconductor manufacturing. Precursors are molecules with specific physical and chemical properties that are used in depositing layers during fabrication of microelectronic devices. Voltaix is a manufacturer of materials used in the production of semiconductor devices and advanced solar cells. Voltaix reportedly has expertise in silicon, germanium, and boron chemistries. It operates manufacturing facilities in the U.S. in Branchburg,...