Dow Receives 2015 Supplier Excellence Award from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)

Award Recognizes Dow’s Chemical Mechanical Planarization Materials

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. - December 15, 2015

TSMC Award Plaque

2015 Excellent Performance Award for Dow's CMP Materials from the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)

Dow Electronic Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), is pleased to announce that it has received a 2015 Supplier Excellence Award from the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). This esteemed award recognizes Dow for excellent performance in the development and delivery of materials for chemical mechanical planarization (CMP).

“Dow CMP Technologies is honored to receive this distinction from TSMC. TSMC is an innovator and the leading foundry in the world, and we’re proud to be a valued partner,” said Mario Stanghellini, vice president and global business director, CMP Technologies, Dow Electronic Materials. “This award is a testimony to our commitment to partner with our customers with the highest levels of quality, consistency, and technical expertise.”

The award highlights Dow Electronic Materials’ success in supporting TSMC’s need for innovative, high technology materials development for advanced nodes, as well as close supplier collaboration. Dow’s investment in the Asia-Pacific Technical Center in Hsinchu, Taiwan, close to Hsinchu Science Park, allows for rapid sampling and technical service.

“We are very grateful for our supplier partners’ full support as we ramp our 16nm capacity,” said TSMC president and co-chief executive officer Dr. Mark Liu. “In the spirit of the Grand Alliance, we will continue to forge closer bonds with our customers and suppliers to push technology forward and reap the rewards of growth together.”

Each year, TSMC recognizes exceptional suppliers for performance in technology, quality, price, and technical support during their Supply Chain Management Forum in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Now in its 15th year, the theme of this year’s event was “Collaborate and Win Together.”

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 www.dowelectronicmaterials.com.

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 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 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.


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