The situation of teaching and working from home has widely imposed itself. At the same time, medical research to fight Covid-19 has required access to cutting-edge technology including AI(1), big data and robotics. This has led to a huge increase in demand for digital equipment. Our teams have stepped up their efforts to supply the electronics industry with the gas and advanced materials required to manufacture semiconductors.
(1) Artificial intelligence.
In China, lockdown had a major impact on gas and equipment supplies to our main electronics customers. During this challenging period, Air Liquide was able to organize and adapt its human, industrial and logistics resources to continue to supply them with the products required to produce electronic components, and maintain their activities. These efforts were appreciated by our customers and strengthened our partnership with the sector's leaders.
Electronics Strategic Account Manager, Air Liquide, China, April 2020