DOW opens semiconductor/display R&D center in Seoul with OLED focus

March 22, 2012 – BUSINESS WIRE — The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) inaugurated its Dow Seoul Technology Center, a global research & development (R&D) center with focus on technological advances in display technologies and semiconductor-related applications.

The Dow Seoul Technology Center is located in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do, strategically near to semiconductor and display customers. The 23,700sq.m., 5-story site will employ approximately 300 people at capacity.

With the addition of the new R&D Center, Dow has invested more than USD$400 million in Korea over the last decade to establish advanced manufacturing sites for semiconductor, display and light-emitting diode (LED) technologies, and to further new business development in the area of electronic materials.

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Major areas of research and development at the Dow Seoul Technology Center include lithography, organic light-emitting diodes (OLED), display materials, and advanced chip packaging to support growth.

The site will be the global hub for Dow’s OLED research, and Dow has also equipped the site with a Nikon 193nm immersion scanner and 300mm tool cluster. Dow also has a 193nm dry scanner at its Cheonan, Korea facility.

Dow Electronic Materials is a global supplier of materials and technologies to the semiconductor, interconnect, finishing, photovoltaic, display, LED and optics markets. Dow (NYSE:DOW) is a science and technology company. More information about Dow can be found at

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