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CMP slurry JV opens new Asia HQ and R&D centre in Taiwan

29 September 2009 | By Mark Osborne | News > Materials and Gases

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A 300mm-capable laboratory and technical centre for CMP slurries as well as its new Asia HQ have been opened by DA NanoMaterials in Taiwan. DA NanoMaterials is a 50/50 joint venture of DuPont and Air Products. The Advanced Technology Centre (ATEC) featuring 300mm CMP and defect metrology equipment, as well as a chemical formulation lab to support product development and optimization.

"We made the decision to base our Asia Headquarters and Advanced Technology Center in Taiwan, due to our desire to be closer to our customers in the region," said Ed Shober, chief executive officer of DA NanoMaterials. "Despite the current difficult economic environment, we view Asia, and especially Taiwan, as strong growth markets for CMP slurries. We wish to better position DA NanoMaterials for closer collaboration with our Asian customers, so we are very pleased to be making this significant investment in Taiwan."

DA NanoMaterials new Asia HQ is in Jhudong Township, Taiwan, just outside Hsinchu Science Park.

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