Dow MICROFILL™ Platform is a Four-Time Winner for Best New Product by Printed Circuit Design and Fab Magazine

Enhancing Signal Transmission in a Connected World

PHILADELPHIA - March 16, 2015

(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the fourth time, Dow Electronic Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), has received a New Product Introduction (NPI) Award from Printed Circuit Design and Fab (PCD&F) Magazine for its MICROFILL™ platform, this time with MICROFILL™ LVF 4 Acid Copper. As the Internet of Things advances, speedy and stable signal transmission across wireless networks is critical. Dow MICROFILL LVF 4 Acid Copper offers excellent microvia filling and panel plating uniformity for circuit boards to enhance signal transmission between smart devices.

Dow MICROFILL solutions have won four NPI Awards from PCD&F, including EVF Solution for microvia fill, THF Solution for through-hole fill, and LVF 3 and LVF 4 Solutions for blind via fill in High-Density-Interconnect circuit boards and IC substrates since 2009. “The developments in plating achieved by Dow Electronic Materials with its MICROFILL line are nothing short of remarkable,” said Mike Buetow, editor-in-chief of PCD&F. “We are thrilled to recognize Dow for its continued achievement.” The NPI Award, in its eighth year, recognizes the leading new products from the previous year. Awards are selected by an independent panel of industry engineers.

"Earning four NPI awards for our MICROFILL platform of products demonstrates our strengths not only in developing industry-leading solutions, but also in supporting emerging opportunities such as the needs associated with Internet of Things," said JR Chen, global business director for Dow Electronic Materials. “Our commitment and passion to meeting customers’ needs is where our strengths are from. We will continue to innovate with customers to enable a connected world for tomorrow."

Dow Electronic Materials will showcase MICROFILL LVF 4 Acid Copper and other innovations in CPCA show on March 17-19 and CTEX, JPCA, Productronica, TPCA, and HKPCA shows in 2015.

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 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 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 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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