Dow Electronic Materials Honored with 2011 TSMC Supplier Excellence Award

Philadelphia, PA - December 05, 2011

Dow Electronic Materials

Presenting TSMC AwardDow Electronic Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), announced today that it has received the 2011 Supplier Excellence Award from the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in recognition of its performance in the development and delivery of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) consumables over the past year.

The award was presented to Dominic Yang, Group Vice President, Dow Electronic Materials, during TSMC’s annual Supply Chain Management Forum held on December 2, in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The Forum was instituted to recognize the support and contributions of its suppliers and to award the most outstanding for their excellent performance over the past year.

“Comprehensive customer support is a key component of our ability to respond rapidly to customers and ensure we deliver the best customer service and technical support,” said Dominic Yang of Dow Electronic Materials. “This award solidifies our strong partnership and close technology collaboration with TSMC as well as our commitment to enhancing semiconductor manufacturing with our industry-leading CMP technology.”

TSMC surveys and ranks many of its material suppliers in the areas of product quality and cost, on-time delivery and sustainability and assigns a score to each supplier. The award highlights Dow Electronic Materials’ success in supporting the foundry’s need for innovative, high technology materials development and close supplier collaboration.

“As IC manufacturers look to migrate to the next technology node, our CMP pads and slurries offer the industry an unparalleled CMP platform specifically designed for current and next-generation manufacturing applications, offering higher performance and reduced consumables,” said Dominic Yang.

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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, cellular phones, global positioning systems, automobile safety systems, and avionics.

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