(德拉瓦州威爾明頓市，2021 年7 月1 日) -- 杜邦公司(紐約證券交易所代碼：DD) 今天宣布已成功完成對高性能電磁屏蔽和熱管理解決方案領域的全球領導者-- 萊爾德高性能材料公司(Laird Performance Materials)的收購。
“我很高興歡迎萊爾德高性能材料優秀的同事加入杜邦，”杜邦執行董事長兼首席執行官Ed Breen說。“萊爾德高性能材料的加入著實強化了杜邦電子與工業(Electronics & Industrial) 部門，也是促進我們發展成為全球創新領導者和首屈一指的多行業公司戰略又一個重要步驟。我對公司邁入新的篇章感到興奮，因為我們將繼續推動高獲利市場的成長，為股東創造長期價值。
正如之前宣布的，萊爾德高性能材料公司 2020 年的收入為 4.65 億美元，全球員工人數約為 4,300 名，將整合到杜邦電子與工業的電子互連科技(Interconnect Solutions) 業務中。萊爾德高性能材料的電磁屏蔽和熱管理產品與電子互連科技在軟板、乾膜、特種薄膜和電鍍化學品方面的產品組合相輔相成。
“透過結合應用材料科學專業知識與應用工程能力，此次收購使杜邦成為主要電子原始設備製造商(OEM) 的重要合作夥伴，”杜邦電子與工業事業部總裁 Jon Kemp表示。“合併後的組織將共同提升我們在加速採用高性能運算、人工智慧、5G 通訊、智慧/自動駕駛汽車和物聯網方面的領導地位。它同時擴展了我們在整個電子產業鏈中的產品和解決方案組合，並建立我們在關鍵技術的專業知識，這是實現下一代電子設備和基礎設施的關鍵。”
杜邦公司(紐約證交所代碼:DD) 是全球創新的領導者，提供以科技為基礎的材料和解決方案，為各行各業和人們的日常生活帶來改變。我們的員工運用多樣化的科學技術與專業知識，幫助客戶在電子、交通、建築、水處理、健康與保健和工作防護等關鍵市場，推進最佳創意並提供必要的創新。如需進一步了解有關杜邦公司及其業務和解決方案的資訊，請造訪www.dupont.com 。投資人請瀏覽investors.dupont.com以取得投資者關係相關資訊。
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On April 1, 2019, the Company completed the separation of the materials science business through the spin-off of Dow Inc., (“Dow”) including Dow’s subsidiary The Dow Chemical Company (the “Dow Distribution”). On June 1, 2019, the Company completed the separation of the agriculture business through the spin-off of Corteva, Inc. (“Corteva”) including Corteva’s subsidiary E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (“EID”), (the “Corteva Distribution and together with the Dow Distribution, the “DWDP Distributions”).
On February 1, 2021, the Company completed the divestiture of the Nutrition & Biosciences (“N&B”) business to International Flavors & Fragrance Inc. (“IFF”) in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction (the “N&B Transaction”) that resulted in IFF issuing shares to DuPont stockholders.
On July 1, 2021, DuPont completed the previously announced acquisition of the Laird Performance Materials business, (the “Laird PM Acquisition”).
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