Dow opens global OLED research hub at their Seoul Technology Centre in Korea

New R&D centre expected to deliver even more solutions for the fast-growing electronics industry and better serving customers in Korea

19 March 2012

The Dow Chemical Company has announced the inauguration of 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, a strategic and important location to serve semiconductor and display customers. The site is expected to employ approximately 300 people at capacity in a five-story building that spans total floor area of more than 23,700 square meters.

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.

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 LED technologies, and to further new business development in the area of electronic materials.

Jerome A. Peribere, executive vice president of The Dow Chemical Company and president and chief executive officer of the Dow Advanced Materials Division, said, “This investment makes sense. Dow provides best-in-class technologies to enable faster, smaller and more powerful electronics and Korea is a global leader in the electronics market. With our new R&D center, we can deliver even more solutions for the fast-growing electronics industry -- better serving our customers in Korea, but worldwide as well.”

Dominic Yang, group vice president of Dow Electronic Materials and country general manager of Dow Chemical Korea, said, “Dow now has the full spectrum of capabilities from sales to production to R&D.” Dominic added, “We are pleased that we can further pave the way for closer cooperation among Dow experts, customers and development partners.”


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