Supplier of Specialty Gases and Chemicals to the Southern California Electronics Industry

The international electronics industry has seen an extraordinary expansion of activity during the past forty years, and specialty gases have been instrumental in a lot of it – as much in Southern California as elswhere. Without doubt, the whole semiconductor industry needs gases and chemicals of extremely high purity. They give the pure silicon that’s essential to semiconductor-based microprocessors the singular properties required for running today’s watches, smart phones, and computers.

Not to be dismissed, the drawing of fiber optic cable also requires a protective atmosphere of high-purity helium. Once widely used “twisted pair” copper wire and coaxial cable are now being superseded increasingly by fiber optic cable, which has led to a significant rise in the amount of high-purity helium being allocated for the fiber cable production process. As it’s liquefied, helium transforms into a low-temperature coolant that provides superconductivity to the magnets deployed in Magnetic Resonance Imaging as well as to superconducting wire that reduces normal electrical resistance and promises to allow the more-efficient distribution of electricity.  

To advance semiconductor research, PurityPlus® delivers 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 mixtures including silane, phosphine, diborane, and arsine. Besides that, we can deliver specialty fluorocarbons, hydrogen chloride, ammonia, and ultra-high-purity oxygen for etching. These are just a few of the gases you can get from us.

WestAir Specialty Gases and Equipment also provides Southern California manufacturers with the full PurityPlus® line of gas equipment including low dead-volume regulators, gas cabinets, and monitoring systems. We’re here with the products you require, typically in the smaller volumes more appropriate for research and development. Not only that, but you can take comfort in knowing that every product we make meets every applicable industry standard and expectation.

Our customers include companies in the following industries:

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

For further details on how we can provide for all of your specialty gas and chemical needs, call WestAir Specialty Gases and Equipment at 866-WESTAIR, or contact us online today.