1985 Research Triangle Park
DuPont Photopolymers and Electronic Materials, now called DuPont Imaging Technologies and DuPont Electronic Technologies, established an electronics research and development center in Research Triangle Park (RTP) in 1985.
RTP was inaugurated in 1959 as a public/private venture to attract new, technology-based businesses to North Carolina. Its appeal, and its name, derived from its proximity to three universities in three cities: the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), North Carolina State University (Raleigh) and Duke University (Durham).
In 1987 DuPont added a Marketing and Technical Support Center at its RTP facility, which has since sponsored numerous conferences aimed at informing customers and sales personnel about the company's various electronics products.