OM Group Completes Acquisition of Electronics Businesses from Rockwood Holdings

“This acquisition is another key step as we implement our long-range growth strategy,” said Joseph M. Scaminace, chairman and CEO. “The addition of Rockwood’s electronics businesses expands our electronic chemicals growth platform and broadens our reach into high-growth markets around the world.”

(January 2, 2008) SAN JOSE, CA — Worldwide sales of semiconductors rose to $23.1B in November, an increase of 2.3 percent from November 2006 when sales were $22.5B, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported. Sales increased by 0.7 percent from the October sales of $22.9B. Year-to-date sales of $231B are 2.8 percent ahead of the $225B in sales for the like period of 2006.


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