Dow Electronic Materials’ Japanese Joint Venture Honored with 2014 Toshiba Supplier Award

Philadelphia, PA - March 24, 2014

Dow Electronic Materials

Dow's Toshiba 2014 Award of Partnership from
TOSHIBA Semiconductor & Storage Company
Yokkaichi Operations.

Dow Electronic Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), announced that its Japanese joint venture Nitta Haas Inc. has been recognized with a 2014 Partnership Award from Toshiba Corporation's Semiconductor & Storage Products Company from its Yokkaichi Operations. Nitta Haas received this award for identifying solutions that simplified both the CMP pad inspection and pad testing process, thereby improving the productivity of its IC1000™ polishing pads. These enhancements contributed to reduced cost of ownership (COO) for Toshiba.

"We are honored to receive this award, which recognizes our on-going efforts to support our customers' business," said Dr. Masaharu Kinoshita, President, Nitta Haas, Inc. "It reflects positively on the results of our close collaboration with our customers and demonstrates the value of the products and services we provide. The award also highlights our value analysis activities, which significantly enhanced our ability to improve COO and deliver better solutions."

Mr. Kazuo Komoriya, general manager and Mr. Kenichi Inoue, sales account manager, accepted the award on behalf of Nitta Haas. The award recognized Nitta Haas' value analysis activities, which contributed to the company receiving this strong customer recognition. Toshiba presented the award to Nitta Haas in a ceremony that took place in January. Dow and Nitta Haas serve the semiconductor and related industries with leading edge technology that supports the advancement of device shrinks and increased power for semiconductor devices. For CMP, the company offers materials for planarizing and polishing semiconductors, silicon wafers and storage media including hard and soft pads and unique slurries.

Mr. Kenichi Inoue (left), sales account manager and Mr. Kazuo Komoriya (center), sales general manager for Nitta Haas accepted the 2014 Award of Partnership from Mr. Tomoharu Watanabe (right), operations general manager for TOSHIBA Semiconductor & Storage Company Yokkaichi Operations. 

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

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Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, 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 180 countries and in high growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2013, Dow had annual sales of more than $57 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 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

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