Dow Electronic Materials Brings in Sixth Win for Best New Product from Printed Circuit Design and Fab Magazine

MICROFILL™ LVF 3 Acid Copper Recognized for Enabling Lighter and More Powerful Electronics

Taoyuan, Taiwan - May 13, 2014

PCD&F presents NPI Award to Dow

PCD&F presents NPI Award to Dow. Pictured from left to right are Mike Buetow, Editor for PCD&F and Ellie Najjar, Research Scientist Manager for Dow Electronic Materials

For the sixth time, Dow Electronic Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), has received the New Product Introduction (NPI) Award from Printed Circuit Design and Fab (PCD&F) Magazine with its MICROFILL™ LVF-3 Acid Copper. MICROFILL LVF-3 Acid Copper is recognized as a solution to enhance the performance and reliability for microvia filling under broader and more flexible operating conditions, which enables lighter and more powerful electronic devices.

Dow’s new products have won six NPI Awards from PCD&F in the Final Finishes, Plating, Surface Treatment, and Imaging categories since 2009. “Dow is the most successful company in the history of the PCD&F NPI Awards, and the only one to win in more than two categories,” said Mike Buetow, Editor-in-chief of PCD&F. “Dow LVF 3 Acid Copper continues the company’s run of developing and bringing to market leading-edge and stellar chemistries.” The NPI Award, in its seventh year, recognizes the leading new products from the previous year. Awards are selected by an independent panel of industry engineers.

"As a leader in metallization with long history in the industry, Dow has been working with customers to bring numerous next generation electronic devices to the market, “said JR Chen, global business director for Dow Electronic Materials. “Our continuous innovation comes from our expertise to combine technology and service into timely solutions that meet customers’ needs. Our commitment to make customers successful will continue to lead us to enable advances in electronic materials for tomorrow."

Dow Electronic Materials will showcase MICROFILL LVF 3 Acid Copper and other innovations at the following coming shows:

  • CTEX Suzhou PCB/SMT Show: Booth S12, Hall 5A, Suzhou International Expo Center, China, May 14-16, 2014.
  • JPCA Show: Booth 32, East Hall 2C, Tokyo Big Sight, Japan, June 4-6, 2014.

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, smartphones 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

About Dow

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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Elysia Hsieh
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