BASF opens facility in Oregon BASF today inaugurated a new Electronic Materials Sampling and Development facility in Hillsboro, Oregon. The new facility is a strategic step towards establishing a North American footprint to supply materials for semiconductor manufacturing applications related to the electronics industry. The new facility will manufacture prototype materials, offer research and development (R&D) support for the development of new products and technologies and will provide higher flexibility for customer sampling, reduce supply chain complexity and enable “just-in-time-delivery” of samples. The center is one of four other BASF global facilities established to extend BASF’s position as the leading supplier into consumer electronics and the semiconductor industries. “The new sampling and development center allows us to work closely with our customer base, creating innovation through chemistry to help grow the electronics materials industry while strengthening our partnerships with key tech hubs,” said Lothar Laupichler, Senior Vice President, Electronics Materials, BASF SE. BASF is a supplier of electronic materials, offering a specialized portfolio of high purity and quality process chemicals as well as dedicated solutions for a range of applications for the electronics industry.