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JSR Micro Taiwan Wins Industry Contribution Award from the Taiwan Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs for Liquid Crystal Display Materials

CORPORATE  06/15/2009
JSR Micro Taiwan, a group company of JSR Corporation (Mitsunobu Koshiba, president), announced that they have been awarded the 2009 Flat Panel Display Device Product Technology Awards (Gold Panel Awards) for "Outstanding Industry Contribution" by the Taiwan Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs Color Imaging Industry Promotion Office (CIPO).
The award ceremony was held on June 10 at the Taipei World Trade Center. Yoshiyuki Ohashi, president of JSR Micro Taiwan, attended the ceremony.

The "Outstanding Industry Contribution Awards" consist of three separate categories. JSR Micro Taiwan was awarded the prize in the "Best Contribution by a Foreign Counterpart" category. This award recognizes the contribution that JSR Micro has made to the advancement of the LCD industry in Taiwan-to the local economy and society, in particular-by creating a system for the manufacture and sale of innovative materials in the Taiwanese liquid crystal display market.

The Flat Panel Display Device Product Technology Awards promote the development of innovative technologies by companies involved in the Flat Panel Display (FPD) industry of Taiwan. The award recognition program was started by the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs in 2001 as one means to increase the competitive ability and status of the Taiwanese FPD industry. This year marks the ninth in which the awards have been presented.
Until last year, award nominees were selected from among applicants who entered their names for consideration. Beginning this year, the process was changed to a recommendation system by the CIPO, whereby a review board comprised of individuals from among various governments, academic and research organizations makes recommendations for award candidates. A council made up of representatives and experts including the director general of the Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Science and Technology Advisory Group of the Executive Yuan, the Department of Industrial Technology of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the award review board votes on the candidate firms, and the company winning the majority of votes is selected as the award winner.

JSR Corporation is a polymer chemical manufacturer expanding globally across a wide range of business lines, from synthetic rubber and other petrochemical businesses to semiconductor materials, liquid crystal display materials and other information electronics materials. JSR is responsible for the introduction of numerous top-class materials including color pigment dispersed resists, in the liquid crystal display materials field. To further strengthen its service system for customers in Taiwan, JSR established JSR Micro Taiwan (a wholly owned subsidiary) in 2005, located in the Central Taiwan Science Park Yunlin Huwei Base. JSR Micro Taiwan has enhanced the technology support system for Taiwanese customers, engaging in local production of color pigment dispersed resists, protective coatings, and photosensitive spacers, while also creating small-sample manufacturing lines and laboratories.