Dow Named Fairchild Semiconductor's Chemical Supplier of the Year

Award Recognizes Excellence in Materials for Microlithography

MARLBOROUGH, Mass - May 18, 2016

Dow Electronic Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), was recently named Chemical Supplier of the Year for 2015 by Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, a leading global supplier of high-performance semiconductor solutions.

After an annual review of all suppliers, Dow was selected for this award for excellent quality and service in materials for microlithography. Dow is a two-time winner of this honor, having also been selected for the award in 2013.

"Dow’s commitment to supplying quality materials and service to Fairchild Semiconductor’s global wafer fabrication operations is fully recognized and greatly appreciated," said Jay Brennan, corporate commodity manager of chemicals, Fairchild Semiconductor. "A major contributor to Dow’s selection as ‘Supplier of the Year’ is ongoing local support of materials for both our U.S. and Korea-based facilities."

"We place a high value on ensuring customer satisfaction," said Ryan Clement, business director for North America and Europe, Litho Technologies, Dow Electronic Materials. “We thank Fairchild Semiconductor for recognizing the value of our technology, expertise and support through the ‘Supplier of the Year’ award.”

"This recognition is a credit to the efforts of our dedicated global team,” added Kenny Kim, business director for Korea, Litho Technologies, Dow Electronic Materials. “We are well positioned to be able to meet our customers’ needs for advanced technology and look forward to continued collaboration.”

Dow Electronic Materials serves the semiconductor and related industries with leading-edge technology that supports the advancement of device shrinks and increased power for semiconductor devices. For microlithography, the Company provides photoresists, anti-reflectants and additional ancillary materials to support the manufacture of semiconductor devices. To learn from Dow’s industry-leading experts about materials enabling the next generation of electronic devices, visit our blog Connectivity at http://www.dow.com/connectivity.

Jay Brennan, senior manager of Corporate Commodities Chemicals, Gases & Metals, Fairchild Semiconductor, presents the 2015 Chemical Supplier of the Year award to Ryan Clement (L), business director for North America and Europe, Litho Technologies, Dow Electronic Materials, on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Marlborough, Mass.

Jay Brennan, corporate commodity manager of chemicals, Fairchild Semiconductor, presents the 2015 Chemical Supplier of the Year award to Ryan Clement (L), business director for North America and Europe, Litho Technologies, Dow Electronic Materials, on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Marlborough, Mass.

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 material, polymer, chemical and biological science 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 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 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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Semiconductor Technologies
Dow Electronic Materials
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Impress Labs
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