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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire - AsiaNet/ --
Hurricane Katrina has caused the shutdown of a New Orleans facility owned by Air Products and Chemicals Inc. that produces hydrogen used in the manufacturing of silicon wafers, a development that could impact global production of semiconductors, iSuppli Corp. believes.
Air Products is one of the major suppliers of hydrogen used in the deposition of epitaxial films on silicon wafers, which are used for manufacturing of semiconductors worldwide. The company's industrial gas complex in New Orleans is the site of much of its …