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June 25, 2015
Rare-earths miner Molycorp today filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for most of US operations, in order to restructure its $1.7 billion in debt obligations. Under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Molycorp-files-for-Chapter-11-bankruptcy-to-transfer-control-to-creditors_71610.html
June 24, 2015
Blank-check acquisition firm Platform Specialty Products (West Palm Beach, FL) has priced its recently-announced stock offering at $26.50/share, with gross proceeds expected to total...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Platform-prices-stock-offer-at-$26-50share-upping-value-to-$420-million_71577.html
June 23, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical says it will construct a plant at Echizen City, Fukui Prefecture, Japan, for the production of photomask blanks, the base material of photomasks that are used as the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Shin-Etsu-Chemical-to-establish-second-photomasks-plant-in-Japan_71462.html
June 19, 2015
Merck KGaA on Friday laid a foundation stone for a new OLED materials production plant at Darmstadt, Germany. The unit will produce high-purity OLED materials for use in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Merck-KGaA-starts-construction-of-new-OLED-facility-in-Germany_71470.html
June 10, 2015
Private equity firm Apollo Management (New York) says it has agreed to acquire OM Group for about $1.03 billion, or $34/share. Apollo will then sell OM Group’s electronic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Apollo-to-acquire-OM-Group-for-$1-03-billion-sell-some-segments-to-Platform_70874.html
June 4, 2015
Molycorp, the sole US-based maker of rare earth oxides, is preparing to file for bankruptcy, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The company had $1.7 billion in debt and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Report-Rare-earths-producer-Molycorp-on-verge-of-bankruptcy_71024.html
June 1, 2015

Nanosys says its quantum dots have passed review under EPA’s New Chemicals Program, and that the company plans to begin mass production at its 25-m.t./year manufacturing facility at Milpitas, CA.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Nanosys-receives-green-light-to-scale-up-quantum-dots_70873.html
June 1, 2015
DuPont and leading inkjet equipment manufacturer Kateeva (Newark, CA) announced today that they will join forces to develop optimized inks, equipment, and processes to further...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/DuPont-teams-up-with-inkjet-manufacturer-Kateeva-to-optimize-OLED-printing-technology_70875.html
May 7, 2015
Albemarle has reported first-quarter net income down 24% year-on-year (YOY), to $43.1 million, or 40 cts/share, on sales up 47%, to $884.4 million. Sales rose due to the inclusion of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Albemarle-earnings-rise-but-sales-take-hit-from-currency_70170.html
April 29, 2015
Chemtura today reported first-quarter earnings of $21 million, more than double the year-ago quarter, on sales down 21% year-on-year (YOY), to $438 million. On a managed basis...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Chemtura-beats-estimates-on-lower-costs-higher-selling-prices_69949.html
April 29, 2015
Dow Corning reports net income for the first quarter of $185 million, down 3.1% year-on-year (YOY) from $191 million. Sales totaled $1.36 billion, down 11% YOY. The declines reflect fewer polysilicon shipments to long-term contract customers, says J. Donald Sheets, the company’s executive v.p. and CFO. “These contracts have a degree of variability when customers take their product, and recent order patterns have resulted in customer orders being concentrated in the fourth quarter," he says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Dow-Cornings-sales-and-earnings-down_69926.html
April 21, 2015
DuPont today reported net income down 28% year-on-year (YOY), to $1.03 billion, on net sales down 9%, to $9.17 billion. Operating earnings totaled $1.34/share, beating analysts’...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/DuPont-earnings-fall-on-currency-impacts-but-beat-estimates_69641.html
April 7, 2015
The global semiconductor materials market increased 3% in 2014, while worldwide semiconductor revenues increased 10%, according to semiconductor trade organization Semi. Revenues of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Semiconductor-materials-market-increased-3-percent-in-2014_69265.html
March 30, 2015
Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) today reported fourth-quarter net sales of $603 million, down 2% year-on-year (YOY), with segment Ebitda totaling $61 million, up 17%. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Momentive-Performance-Materials-Ebitda-rises-after-bankruptcy_69017.html
March 4, 2015
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) posted net income of $78 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared with $69 million one year earlier. The comparison...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/SQMs-net-income-up-sales-stable_68294.html
March 3, 2015
The National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee; Riyadh) has raised its stake in Dyesol (Queanbeyan, Australia), a company developing solar cells based on dye technology, to 33.50% from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Tasnee-increases-stake-in-Dyesol_68250.html
February 25, 2015
Chemtura today reported fourth-quarter adjusted net earnings from continuing operations of $8 million, or 10 cts/share, down 50% year-on-year (YOY), on net sales down 14%, to $467...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Chemtura-beats-estimates-despite-lower-sales_68105.html
February 5, 2015
BASF says that it has opened new facilities in Taiwan for the electronic materials industry. The facilities — for production, research and development, and application testing A...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/BASF-opens-facilities-in-Taiwan-to-support-electronic-materials-industry_67518.html
January 28, 2015
Albemarle today reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $18.5 million, or 24 cts/share, compared with a profit of $155.9 million in the year-ago quarter. Net sales declined 6.4%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Albemarle-earnings-fall-short-of-estimates-on-lower-sales_67289.html
December 16, 2014
Dow Chemical will supply quantum dot material to LG Electronics, which is launching a new range of high-tech TVs in early 2015. Dow is building a quantum dot factory in South Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/LG-Electronics-and-Dow-link-in-quantum-dot-TV-project_66204.html
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