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Dow Electronic Materials MICROFILL™ THF-100 Electrolytic Copper Wins New Product Introduction Award from PCD&F

Monday, May 06, 2013

Dow Electronic Materials MICROFILL™ THF-100 Electrolytic Copper Wins New Product Introduction Award from PCD&F

21:00 EDT Monday, May 06, 2013

TAOYUAN, Taiwan (Business Wire) -- Dow Electronic Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), announced today that its MICROFILL™ THF-100 Electrolytic Copper received the New Product Introduction (NPI) Award from Printed Circuit Design and Fab Magazine (PCD&F) in the plating category. MICROFILLTHF-100 Electrolytic Copper is recognized as a value-added solution to enable the miniaturization of next generation devices. It delivers enhanced performance and high reliability through a shortened manufacturing process.

Dow's new products have won five NPI awards from PCD&F in the Desmear, Final Finishes, Electrolytic Plating and Imaging categories since 2009. “We are pleased to extend our congratulations to Dow for winning the NPI Award again,” said Mike Buetow, Editor-in-chief of PCD&F. “Dow MICROFILLTHF-100 Electrolytic Copper for through-hole fill of substrate core layers was hands-down the most innovative product in the plating category.” The NPI Award, in its sixth year, recognizes the leading new products from the previous year. Awards are selected by an independent panel of industry engineers.

“Receiving the award again demonstrates our tremendous efforts to innovate with customers for advances in the electronics industry,” said JR Chen, Global Business Director for Dow Electronic Materials. “As smartphones and tablets become the primary driver for the ever-increasing circuit density of today's printed circuit board designs, MICROFILLTHF-100 Electrolytic Copper can help meet customers' needs for high density interconnect solutions. With our exceptional technology capability and outstanding customer support, we are committed to making our customers successful.”

Dow Electronic Materials will showcase MICROFILLTHF-100 Electrolytic Copper and other innovations at the following coming shows:

  • CTEX Suzhou PCB/SMT Show: Booth #AW11, Hall 4A, Suzhou International Expo Center, China, May 8-10, 2013.
  • JPCA Show: Booth# 2B04, East Hall 2, Tokyo Big Sight, Japan, June 5-7, 2013.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2012, Dow had annual sales of approximately $57 billion and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

About Dow Electronic Materials

Dow Electronic Materials, a global supplier of materials and technologies to the electronics industry, brings innovative leadership to the semiconductor, interconnect, finishing, photovoltaic, display, LED and optics markets. From advanced technology centers worldwide, teams of talented Dow research scientists and application experts work closely with customers, providing solutions, products and technical service necessary for next-generation electronics. These partnerships energize Dow's power to invent. Its key end-use applications include a broad range of consumer electronics from personal computers, to television monitors, smart phones and tablets and other mobile devices as well as electronic devices and systems used in a variety of industries. More information about Dow Electronic Materials can be found at http://www.dowelectronicmaterials.com.

The Dow Chemical Company
Elysia Hsieh, +886-37-539158
ElysiaHsieh@dow.com

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