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50 FLEX007 MAGAZINE I APRIL 2019 Interview by the I-Connect007 Editorial Team Andy Kannurpatti gives the I-Connect007 team an overview of the latest news from DuPont Electronics and Imaging. including investments toward the new production assets in Ohio, Silicon Valley Technology Center, and other facilities. He also details how the com- pany is engaging OEMs and PCB fabricators and design teams, as well as some exciting business updates coming this spring and sum- mer. Patty Goldman: Thanks for joining us to discuss what is happening at DuPont Electronics and Imaging. Can you please tell us about yourself? Andy Kannurpatti: I lead DuPont's Interconnect Solutions business in the West, meaning the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. We've opened a new Silicon Valley Technology Center (SVTC) in Sunnyvale, California, which is where I am located. The SVTC is right in the heart of a lot of the new development going on—especially as it relates to high-speed, high- frequency electronics and automotive. This is a great place for us to be. We opened this facility in September 2018, and I moved to this role on October 1. I've been at DuPont for about 22 DuPont on New Beginnings and Empowering the Industry years in various roles from technical to manu- facturing, marketing, and business, so this has been an exciting transition for me. DuPont Interconnect Solutions focuses on addressing the needs of rigid and flex circuit designers and manufacturers. For our circuits customers, complementary products from our heritage DuPont and Dow businesses coming together allows us to deliver well-known prod- ucts like Pyralux® and Riston® as well as sup- port fabricators' needs with industry-leading chemistry and plating solutions. Our team also serves industrial applications that use Kap- ton® as well as industrial plating applications that use Dow chemistries. With the breadth of portfolio, we have an interesting perspective on our customers' needs, and it's a wonderful opportunity for us to help customers in these diverse segments. Goldman: The reason we asked to speak with you is the recent press release that we pub- lished concerning a new facility that you're building in the U.S. Please tell us about that. Kannurpatti: It's really exciting. What we announced is that we're investing about $220 Andy Kannurpatti

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