Author: Wang Xin
According to the news, the device has not been completed yet, and BASF will start the expansion project at the same time, and the capacity will double after expansion. The expansion project is expected to be put into production by the end of this year. A total of 24000 tons of high purity electronic grade sulphuric acid will be produced each year, which can meet a considerable part of the whole Chinese chip market.
"In the case of"IPhoneIn HUAWEI P20 and other star smart phones, the cell phone chip process has reached the 10nm level, and some of the BASF customers have already had the 7Nm and 5nm process level. To achieve such a sophisticated chip production process, we need one trillion parts of ultra pure chemical products. "One trillion per cent" is like a drop of water in the ratio of the volume of the 20 Olympic swimming pools. "In the process of manufacturing less than 10 nanometers of the chip, hundreds of cleaning processes are needed, and the sulphuric acid produced by BASF Jiaxing has surpassed the fastest, best performance standard requirements of today's semiconductor standard, and its quality and stability are the first in the industry."
SEMI data from the consultancy show that in 2017, global wafer shipments have reached $400 billion, and China's growth in capital expenditure on semiconductor equipment will be far higher than the global average. BASF expects that in 2019, chip manufacturers in mainland China will achieve the 14nm process, reaching the 7-10nm level in 2020 and catch up with the top international technology standards.
Dou Zheng, the general manager of BASF China, revealed that the Jiaxing factory will supply the chip manufacturers in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xiamen and other cities. At the same time, "the Yangtze River Delta is still one of the most demanding areas in China's chip industry, which is one of the main reasons for BASF to locate Jiaxing."
BASF is developing a more than 1, 000 - trillion super purity process with a higher purity, according to BASF. In the lab with BASF's top chip manufacturers, BASF has been able to provide ultra pure chemicals that are fully required for the 4nm process.