BASF To Open Electronic Materials R&D Center In Sungkyunkwan Uni

BASF announced this week that it will set up a new electronic materials R&D center in partnership with Sungkyunkwan University.

AsianScientist (Nov. 13, 2013) – German chemical manufacturer BASF announced this week that it will set up a new electronic materials research and development (R&D) center in partnership with Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Suwon, South Korea.

The new R&D facility, which will serve as an integrated hub for electronic materials research in the region, is scheduled to open in 2014. Around 40 scientific and technical professionals will work at the new R&D facility.

“By setting up our new Electronic Materials R&D Center 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,” said Dr. Lothar Laupichler, senior vice president Electronics Materials at BASF.

The new center 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 solutions for the electronics value chains.

“SKKU and BASF share a heritage of innovation and a vision of contributing to the development of electronic materials research, and this collaboration will support scientific advancement as well as creating benefit for both partners,” said Jun Young Kim, president of SKKU.


Source: BASF.
Disclaimer: This article does not necessarily reflect the views of AsianScientist or its staff.

Asian Scientist Magazine is an award-winning science and technology magazine that highlights R&D news stories from Asia to a global audience. The magazine is published by Singapore-headquartered Wildtype Media Group.

Related Stories from Asian Scientist