German-based electronic gases specialist, Linde Group, announced that it has established a new R&D facility in Taichung, Taiwan. The R&D center will conduct various research and development efforts. Linde will also prompt solar cell manufacturing in Taiwan targeting at the Southeast Asian market.
Linde has been investing in developing Asian markets for years. In Southeast Asian region, the specialist has won several key gas and chemical supply agreements for solar cells. Linde therefore selected Taiwan as a new sit for the R&D facility, which was opened on September 1. The R&D facility will serve solar cell related R&D works as well as produce products for delivery.
The Taiwan R&D center will also provide advanced analytical processes and quality control systems for various materials required in the electronics and PV sectors. Furthermore, it will provide immediate and direct services to local customers and partners.
“The official opening of the Electronics R&D Center in Taiwan provides further proof of the importance of Asia for our electronics business and our customer-centric approach to development,” said Sanjiv Lamba, Member of the Executive Board of The Linde Group and Chief Operating Officer of Asia Pacific. “This latest investment in our R&D capabilities in the region sends a strong signal confirming Asia's role as an innovation hub for Linde and our development partners.”
Linde chose to collaborate with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan on developing and analyzing electronic special gases (ESG).