Press release
June 6, 2014

Evonik opens Application Technology Center for the display industry in Taiwan

Evonik Industries inaugurated the new Application Technology Center for Electronic Solutions in Hsinchu, Taiwan. To serve customers of the Asian display industry, it features clean room facilities and access to a display pilot line.

At the trend-setting Application Technology Center (ATC), Evonik will develop new applications for its iXsenic® product line and will offer application technology support and solutions for Asian customers. The ATC includes state-of-the-art clean room facilities and grants access to a Gen2-line display manufacturing line at Taiwanese research center ITRI. This will allow Evonik to test its soluble semiconductor in demo displays built from scratch to further optimize process and material for industrial application.

"We want to enforce our presence in Asia in addition to our Shanghai office. With our main customers being from the region, opening up a technical center in their vicinity will greatly improve customer support and decrease response times”, said Dr. Ralf Anselmann, head of Electronic Solutions. “In the electronics industry, speed is what matters. Now we are ready to answer customer demand for support in an instant.”

"We are now in the position to test our material under industrial manufacturing conditions in a display process line”, said Kent Su, head of the ATC. “Customers can drop by for a live demonstration of our solution-processable semiconductor iXsenic® S, which performs at charge carrier mobilities of 15 cm²/Vs under normal or even 60 cm2/Vs under ideal conditions.”

Customer support will be provided for all iXsenic® materials, including solution-processable semiconductor iXsenic® S, dielectric iXsenic® D, etch-stopper iXsenic® ES and passivation material iXsenic® PV. Inks for Black Matrix applications (iXsenic® BM) top off the product portfolio. Application areas include high-resolution LCDs, OLED displays, touch panels, flexible and transparent displays and printed electronics.

For further information please visit our websites (English) and (Mandarin).

Company information

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2013 more than 33,500 employees generated sales of around €12.9 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.0 billion.

Evonik Industries has been producing specialty chemical products in the Greater China region (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) since the late 1970’s; with wide-ranging trading relations already in place prior to this in the region. Evonik regards Greater China as one of the driving forces of the global economy and we consequently endeavour to grow our business in the region. The company now has around 3,200 employees in the Greater China region, the regional sales reached over €1 billion in 2013.


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