Brewer Science and Nissan Chemical Industries Formalize Agreement Expanding Support for the Semiconductor Industry

April 27, 2015 – Rolla, MO – Brewer Science, Inc., and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd., are pleased to announce they have formally extended their business relationship through 2028. For nearly 20 years, Brewer Science has licensed its ARC® technology to Nissan Chemical, and the agreement was soon to expire.

This new agreement focuses on continuing access to an expanded portfolio of the most advanced ARC® and OptiStack® materials, and allows access to a dual supply of products from Brewer Science and Nissan Chemical under a new joint label to customers in Asia. These anti-reflective coating products lead the industry in performance and quality, and are critical to the manufacture of the world’s most sophisticated microelectronic devices. Both companies are committed to guaranteeing business and industry continuity by providing an uninterrupted leading-edge product supply for customers in Asia into the future.

“Our customers in Asia will notice a new logo on the products they receive through Nissan Chemical,” said Dr. Terry Brewer, founder and CEO of Brewer Science. “The logo symbolizes the continuing commitment made by Brewer Science and Nissan Chemical to support customers with world-class products and service. We are focused on discovering unique and creative solutions that enable our customers to meet tomorrow’s industry challenges.”

“Brewer Science and Nissan Chemical have been business partners for nearly two decades, and this new agreement will bring us even further. Such an agreement doesn’t happen very often,” said Kojiro Kinoshita, CEO of Nissan Chemical. “We have a shared vision with Brewer Science, and our customers in Asia will continuously receive the best solution with enhanced products and sharpened services from this partnership, which is always our goal.”

The formal relationship between Brewer Science and Nissan Chemical began in 1997 and will continue to build on their commitment of collaboration in providing the global marketplace with an expanding supply of original technology products of superior performance and quality.

About Brewer Science
Brewer Science is a global technology leader in developing and manufacturing innovative materials, processes, and equipment for the reliable fabrication of cutting-edge microdevices used in electronics such as tablet computers, smartphones, digital cameras, televisions, LED lighting, and flexible technology products. In 1981, Brewer Science revolutionized lithography processes with its invention of ARC® materials. Today, Brewer Science continues to expand its technology portfolio to include products enabling advanced lithography, thin wafer handling, 3-D integration, chemical and mechanical device protection, and products based on nanotechnology. Brewer Science recently unveiled a new high-volume manufacturing facility at the Rolla National Airport to accommodate increased product demand and demonstrate the company’s commitment to continuous improvement. With its headquarters in Rolla, Missouri, Brewer Science supports customers throughout the world with a service and distribution network in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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About Nissan Chemical
Nissan Chemical was founded in 1887 as the first chemical fertilizer manufacturer in Japan. Since then, it has continuously focused on innovation while boldly pursuing new business opportunities. Today we are moving ahead with a keen focus on our major growth engines. These encompass performance materials (electronic, inorganic, and organic materials) that harness ultrafine particle control and functional polymer design technologies as well as life sciences products, including agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals employing fine organic synthesis and biological evaluation technologies. Committed to providing superior products and services, Nissan Chemical is viewed by customers everywhere as a unique and reliable chemical company.

Learn more about Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd., at

For more information, contact:
Name: Loretta Wallis Takeshi Matsuoka
Title: Corporate Relations Manager Manager, Corporate Planning Dept.
Brewer Science Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd.
Tel: (US) +1.573.364.0300 (Japan) +81-3-3296-8320
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