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Dow Electronic Materials Wins Texas Instruments' 2013 Supplier Excellence Award

Dow Electronic Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), today announced it was honored with the 2013 Supplier Excellence Award from Texas Instruments (TI). Dow was recognized for its outstanding performance as a supplier of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) technologies and consumables.

From left to right, accepting the award on behalf of Dow Electronic Materials are, Ashley Garcia-Ram ...

From left to right, accepting the award on behalf of Dow Electronic Materials are, Ashley Garcia-Rameau, CMP Technical Sales, Brian McDavitt, CMP Director of North America, and Kerry Lindemann, CMP North America Commercial Manager, of Dow. The award was presented by TI representatives, Bob Nees, Director Wafer Fab Procurement, Chad Kaneshige, Worldwide Procurement Manager and Joel A. Strupp, Procurement Engineer, of TI. (Photo: Business Wire)

Every year, TI recognizes its most outstanding suppliers that play a key role in its day-to-day operations based on the following criteria: cost, environmental and social responsibility, technology, responsiveness, assurance of supply and quality. “Dow’s CMP Technologies business is a key partner to our manufacturing operations, working with us to quickly resolve challenges and introducing new products to help improve manufacturing efficiency,” said Rob Simpson, Vice President Worldwide Procurement and Logistics at TI.

“This award is a testimony to our commitment to support our customers with the highest levels of quality, consistency, and technical support," said Mario Stanghellini, CMP Business Director, Dow Electronic Materials. “Our entire CMP team deserves credit for their hard work that contributed to this award. We look forward to continuing to support TI and building on our achievements that led to this honorable recognition.”

To best support its customers and ensure industry-leading performance, Dow has embraced a policy of Continuous Improvement (CI). Dow employs Six Sigma methodology for data-based decision-making, identifying and addressing the root causes of a problem, tracking results and sustaining the gains long term. The company also follows the LEAN CI philosophy and mindset that focuses on value as perceived by the external customer. Finally, Dow’s emphasis on reliability is through its Highly Reliable Organization program, focused on driving fewer unplanned events.

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 http://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 2013, Dow had annual sales of more than $57 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 36 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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