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3 Types of Photopolymer Industry Applications

Jan 22, 2019 9:58:26 AM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Semiconductor Materials, Applications

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According to ScienceDirect, “Photopolymerization is a technique that uses light (visible or ultraviolet) to initiate and propagate a reaction to form a linear or cross-linked polymer structure.”

It’s a significant area of focus for researchers and developers, as it allow for production of materials with customized properties.

In microelectronics, for example, scientists are able to manipulate the physical properties of polymer networks to improve adhesion and solvent resistance by exposing the material to light sources.

If you think that’s impressive, continue reading for three other interesting photopolymerization applications.

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5 Technical Conferences for Electronic Engineering Professionals to Attend in 2019

Jan 8, 2019 9:26:17 AM / by Brian Knapp posted in Trade Shows, Resources

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As the printed, hybrid and flexible electronics industry continues to grow, so too does the number of large-scale conferences for researchers, engineers, manufacturers and other industry professionals. 

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What You Need to Know About Polynorbornenes

Dec 18, 2018 11:08:08 AM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Semiconductor Materials

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Unlike polyimides, polynorbornenes don’t involve a high temperature cure to increase glass transition temperature (Tg). 

This low cure temperature makes it an attractive candidate for next-generation technologies, such as wearables.

Interested in learning more? Read on to uncover the top two things you should know about polynorbornenes.

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What are Functionalized Norbornenes?

Dec 4, 2018 1:32:55 PM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Semiconductor Materials

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The microelectronics industry is undergoing a transformation. 

Today’s engineers are challenged to create lighter and thinner designs with high-performing components that meet the requirements of specific applications. 

According to Functionalized Polynorbornene Dielectric Polymers: Adhesion and Mechanical Properties, “Polynorbornenes exhibit the key performance criteria for these demanding applications.” However, an un-functionalized polynorbornene exhibits poor adhesion to common substrate materials used in integrated circuits.

This is where functionalization comes in.

But first, what is a norbornene? What is a polynorbornene? Continue reading below to find out.

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What You Missed at IDTechEx Show 2018: Top Takeaways [Event Recap]

Nov 28, 2018 9:32:53 AM / by Brian Knapp posted in Trade Shows, Flexible Electronics

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IDTechEx Show 2018 was truly a success. With industry representation from all facets of the printed, hybrid and flexible electronics community, this year’s conference brought a combined 280 exhibitors and 3,5000 attendees to Santa Clara, California for two days of non-stop tech. 

Unable to attend? Don’t fret. The Promerus team highlights their top takeaways from the conference below.

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Introducing Promerus’ Complete Guide to Semiconductor Materials [Free Download]

Nov 13, 2018 12:26:28 PM / by Brian Knapp posted in Semiconductor Materials, Resources

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Introducing The Complete Guide to Semiconductor Materials, an exclusive look at the advantages and disadvantages of the tunable properties of semiconductor materials. This complimentary guide reveals how to unlock your competitive advantage in a turbulent industry. With it, professionals can strengthen their knowledge of semiconductor materials and properties. 

Read on for why you should care, and what to expect in the guide.

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3 Must-See Speakers at the 2018 IDTechEx Show!

Nov 6, 2018 12:39:42 PM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Trade Shows

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Conference season is in full swing. With so much to do and see, attending a conference or trade show can be overwhelming if you don’t have a schedule in place.

To prepare you for one of our favorite conferences, IDTechEx Show!, we took a look at the schedule and spotlighted a few must-see sessions.

With over 250 speakers covering market trends, you won’t want to miss out on this exciting opportunity to connect emerging technologies with global brands, including Promerus.

Planning to attend? Take a look at our list of speakers we’re looking forward to hearing from at the conference.

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3 Ways to Tailor the Properties of Semiconductor Materials for Your Next Application

Oct 16, 2018 10:41:54 AM / by Brian Knapp posted in Semiconductor Materials

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Have you ever noticed the way a pencil appears bent when placed in a glass of water?

If the answer is yes, you’re witnessing the effect of differences in what scientists call refractive index. This is just one of the many tunable properties of semiconductor materials. 

Below, we explore three new customizable properties for your next application.

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Unlock Your Competitive Advantage: How to Tailor the Properties of Semiconductor Materials for Your Next Project

Oct 9, 2018 8:54:40 AM / by Leah Langsdorf

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The semiconductor industry produces some of the world’s most advanced products. 

Thanks to advances in research and development, the industry is well positioned to serve as a leader in technological innovation. 

Yet, competition is at an all-time high, as manufacturers strive to create products that are lighter, thinner and more advanced than ever before.

In the arms race for cutting-edge technology, tailored semiconductor properties can give you a leg up on your competitors.

We explain how to unlock your competitive advantage in a volatile industry below.

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What’s Next? A Look into the Future of Flexible Displays

Oct 2, 2018 9:15:00 AM / by Doug Skilskyj posted in Flexible Electronics

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In recent years, several top-tier manufacturers have touted flexible displays for smartphones and watches. Yet, origins of the flexible display can be traced back to the ’70s when Nicholas K. Sheridon produced the first-ever flexible e-paper display. 

Since this major breakthrough, there’s been a growing interest among engineers, designers and manufacturers to apply this technology to everyday life. This stems from an intensifying demand by consumers for devices that are smaller, lighter and thinner.

It’s only a matter of time before the next generation of flexible displays emerges. Below, we take a look at what’s to come in a future that’s flexible.

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