BASF plans Electronic Materials Research center in Sungkyunkwan University

BASF to open Electronic Materials R&D centre in South Korea

7:14 AM, 8th November 2013
BASF to setup Electronic Materials Research and development center Sungkyunkwan University south korea

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA/LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, intends to set up its new Electronic Materials Research and Development (R&D) Centre Asia Pacific in partnership with Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Suwon, South Korea. Located within the SKKU campus around 30 kilometre from Seoul, the facility will serve as an integrated hub for electronic materials research in the region. The new R&D Centre is scheduled to open in 2014.

“Korea is at the cutting edge of the electronics industry and of electronic materials research. By setting up our new Electronic Materials R&D Centre Asia Pacific at Sungkyunkwan University, we will be able to combine BASF’s international expertise in electronic materials with the latest advances from top research scientists. This in turn will translate into fast, market-driven innovations for our customers,” said Dr Lothar Laupichler, Senior Vice President Electronics Materials, BASF.

As part of BASF’s global R&D network, the new R&D Centre will focus on researching specialty and process chemicals, inorganic materials and formulations for high-performance applications for semiconductors, displays, organic electronics, LEDs and photovoltaics, offering a wide range of innovative solutions for the electronics value chains.

 

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