Electronic Chemicals: Markets
KMG Electronic Chemicals, Inc. is a leading supplier of ultra-pure acids, solvents and specialty chemical blends used in the manufacture of semiconductors, photovoltaics and flat panel displays. Our specialty is the purification, formulation, blending and packaging of value-added chemicals for technology-based sectors.
The requirements for the purity of process chemicals used to fabricate integrated circuits continue to become more stringent, driven by reductions in feature size and the ever-increasing complexity of circuits. KMG’s advances in manufacturing processes, filtration and packaging technology, as well as state-of-the-art analytical tools, enable our product line purity to exceed today’s semiconductor needs for liquid chemical purity as outlined in the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS).
The production of photovoltaic cells and solar panels is growing rapidly. Photovoltaic modules are used to power a multitude of electrical equipment, recharge batteries, and more commonly, connect to the electrical grid for power generation. KMG has participated in developing the recent SEMI Standards for liquid chemicals used in photovoltaic manufacturing. KMG’s photovoltaic product line is in sync with the quality of chemicals needed to produce high-yielding solar devices.
Flat Panel Displays (FPD) are increasingly common in everyday use. Initially used to replace cathode ray tubes (CRTs) in televisions, flat panel displays are now used in cell phones, digital cameras, laptop computers and electronic book readers. Liquid crystal displays (LCD) is the largest segment of FPD’s using an array of thin-film transistors (TFT) to address each pixel in the display. Light emitting diodes (LED) displays are gaining popularity due to brightness and clarity, while plasma displays excel in color and wide-angle viewing. All these technologies can benefit from the high purity line of cleaning and etchant chemistries from KMG Electronic Chemicals.
KMG Electronic Chemicals is a leading producer of general purpose performance chemicals. The company supplies an array of value-added chemicals for technology-based sectors like semiconductors, disk drives, flat panel displays, and photovoltaics.