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Gas Abatement Technology and High Purity Solutions on Display at Semicon

Posted by Airgard on Jul 10, 2024 10:45:00 AM

Stronger Together at Semicon West 2024

Airgard is pleased to be showcasing our cutting-edge wet scrubber technologies at Semicon West 2024! Joining our parent and sister companies at the expo, we're eager to connect with industry pioneers and discuss how our innovative scrubbers can enhance semiconductor manufacturing processes. The conference in San Francisco is local event for Airgard, and a prime opportunity for us to demonstrate how our point-of-use wet and wet-burn-wet scrubbers play a crucial role in maintaining clean air quality and environmental compliance within semiconductor fabs.

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Topics: gas abatement

Concentrically Heated Inlet Tube for Optimal POU Gas Scrubbing Uptime

Posted by Airgard on Apr 19, 2024 1:17:37 PM

AIRGARD CELEBRATES USPTO Notice of Allowance FOR ITS Advanced heated gas inlet device (U.S. PUB NO. US2022/0349659 A1)

Airgard is pleased to announce that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for its innovative Concentrically Heated Inlet Tube for Gas Scrubbing Apparatus. Congratulations to the Airgard team of inventors named on the patent, Dan Messineo, Husain Lohawala and Mark Johnsgard.

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Topics: gas abatement

Strengthening Globalization of Airgard and Exyte Field Service

Posted by Airgard on Mar 14, 2024 9:41:29 AM

Factory Training and Certification of Exyte Services Singapore & Malaysia Field Service Technicians

Exyte has committed to the initiative of expanding Airgard’s global reach in Sales and Service by partnering with the Exyte family of companies to provide factory training and certification for its regional Field Service Technicians. The aim of this initiative is to provide standardized team training to ensure the safest and most consistent operational applications and maintenance for Airgard equipment.

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Topics: field services

Successful Door to Door Delivery of Air Scrubbers in Asia

Posted by Airgard on Jan 18, 2024 1:24:37 PM

Leveraging Global Footprint to Provide Local ServICE

A valued Airgard customer recently took delivery of two Cyclone wet scrubber units in Asia, marking our first delivery managed by Exyte Services. By leveraging local sister company, Exyte Services, to manage door to door deliveries to our customers, Airgard is pleased to be playing a role in improving important supply chain dynamics for our valued clients, all while supporting growth plans in Asia. A similar service is being built to support our EU customers in the same manner. This is just another example of how we are pairing our air scrubber product offerings with the global reach of our parent company to service our customers directly anywhere in the world.

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Topics: point-of-use air scrubber systems

Strengthening Service to Semiconductor Fab Customers in Singapore

Posted by Airgard on Dec 7, 2023 9:49:03 AM

Airgard and Exyte Continue To Develop Services Collaboration

Exyte Services Singapore personnel recently installed an Airgard point-of-use gas scrubber at a semiconductor fab in Singapore, demonstrating a growing ability to leverage Exyte's global presence to insource commissioning which has so far been conducted by external parties.

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Topics: semiconductor manufacturing, gas abatement

Celebrating First Wet Scrubber from Pilot Manufacturing Line in Boise

Posted by Airgard on Oct 23, 2023 10:57:53 AM


In order to best serve our valued clients in the semiconductor manufacturing industry and to ensure that we continue to provide our world class air scrubber systems dependably, Airgard has established additional manufacturing capabilities outside of our Milpitas factory located in the Silicon Valley. We feel this is the next step in our growth trajectory as a global provider of Point of Use (POU) wet and wet-burn-wet scrubber systems.

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Topics: gas abatement, point-of-use air scrubber systems

Airgard and Exyte Commission Scrubber System in Singapore

Posted by Airgard on Jul 27, 2023 10:29:13 AM

Celebrating first joint-effort between Exyte Services and Airgard for a commissioning project


Airgard is pleased to announce that we have successfully completed our first joint effort with Exyte Services to commission an Airgard system for a key client in Singapore. The commissioning involved a used scrubber system that was moved from one fab to another to replace an old epi scrubber that needed to be removed and scrapped. Prior to the move-in and installation, the Airgard unit was flushed and cleaned. Once the system was positioned and tied into utilities, the Exyte Services and Airgard FSE team were able to perform a thorough commissioning and start-up.

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Topics: scrubber commissioning

Airgard Hires New Director of Technology

Posted by Airgard on Jun 13, 2023 8:46:29 PM

WELCOMing Don Westmoreland To The Team

Don comes to Airgard as Director of Technology with many years of experience in the semiconductor R&D and manufacturing field. Don is responsible for developing forward-looking technologies and specifying Airgard solutions to meet customer applications.

Previously with a global semiconductor manufacturer for 32 years, Don managed a material science and films research group for the first half of his tenure, leading a team of scientists developing and patenting new materials for film deposition. Don also worked in global environmental policy, leading a company program to help guide EPA policy on semiconductor manufacturing. Don’s last 10 years at the global semiconductor manufacturer were focused on building and leading a semiconductor organization tasked with reviewing all chemical processes with regard to risk-based process safety (RBPS) as well as assurance of process uptime.

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Topics: semiconductor manufacturing, careers

Presenting Industry-First Wet-Burn-Wet Scrubber at Semicon SEA 2023

Posted by Airgard on Jun 12, 2023 4:51:00 PM

David Bayle Presents Airgard's Encompass Wet-Burn-Wet Technology at Semicon SEA

Airgard was pleased to attend and present at Semicon SEA 2023 in Penang. Airgard colleague and Asia Manager, David Bayle, took the opportunity to participate with Exyte in sharing our latest innovative semiconductor point-of-use wet-burn-wet Encompass gas scrubber technology by Airgard.

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Topics: gas abatement

Airgard Announces New General Manager

Posted by Airgard on Dec 15, 2022 9:34:00 AM


Milpitas, CA - Airgard is pleased to welcome Fred Elsey as General Manager. Fred brings over 40 years of experience in the semiconductor and OEM tool industries specializing in fluid delivery, automation and electrical engineering.

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Topics: careers