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JSR and Tri Chemical Reach Agreement on Comprehensive Alliance in the Field of Semiconductor Production Process

CORPORATE  03/09/2009
JSR Corporation ("JSR"; President: Yoshinori Yoshida) and Tri Chemical Laboratories Inc. ("Tri Chemical Lab"; President: Junpei Takenaka) have reached an agreement on comprehensive business alliance in the field of development, production and sales of raw materials for semiconductors.

Signing of the agreement is on March 9, 2009

The alliance aims to provide high-grade raw materials for cutting-edge semiconductor production process; by combining polymer technology and functionality materials JSR excels in, and Tri Chemical Lab's forte in ultra fine chemical (ultra high purity chemical products), amid heightened need in the semiconductor market for miniaturization and high integration. With silicon type materials Tri Chemical Lab excels in, concrete measures are already taken.

Quantity with the toll-manufacturing at this stage is still experimental, and by no means will affect the most recent business results. But, depending on the progress to come, both companies will seek cooperative relationship that will maximize synergy of the two companies in terms of expansion in joint research and search for joint enterprise.

1. Content of business alliance
(1) A number of fine chemical materials JSR developed for use in semiconductor production process will be consigned to Tri Chemical Lab for toll-manufacturing.
(2) Carrying out joint development of production process needed in the toll-manufacturing.
(3) To share know-how accumulated through the development of production process and toll-manufacturing.
(4) Consideration will be placed on fine chemical materials in the field derived from toll-manufacturing for joint research and joint enterprise.
(5) Consideration will be placed on fine chemical materials developed by Tri Chemical Lab for support in logistics and market development using JSR's global infrastructure.

JSR Corporation
Polymer chemistry manufacturer with business developed widely all over the world, in the field of petrochemicals including synthetic rubber, and information electronic materials including materials for semiconductors and liquid crystal displays. (Head Office: Minato Ward, Tokyo)

Tri Chemical Laboratories Inc.
Fine chemicals manufacturer with business developed globally, in the field of research, production and sales of high purity chemical products used in semiconductors, optical fibers and materials for solar (photovoltaic) batteries, etc. (Head Office: Uenohara City, Yamanashi Prefecture)