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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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How to Tailor the Physical Properties of Semiconductor Materials (And Why it Matters)

Sep 25, 2018 9:15:00 AM / by Brian Knapp posted in Semiconductor Materials

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Did you know that scientists and engineers are able to tailor the physical properties of semiconductor materials?

Today’s manufacturers are able to deliver unique material sets to the market based on specific application requirements.

How you ask? Keep reading to uncover examples of tunable properties. 

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Flexible Displays are Dominating These 3 Industries

Sep 18, 2018 9:17:57 AM / by Brian Knapp posted in Flexible Electronics

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Flexible displays have the potential to enable sensors and systems that change our lives. In some areas, they already do.

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State of the Semiconductor Industry: Here’s What You Need to Know

Sep 11, 2018 1:50:15 PM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Semiconductor Materials

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Classified as one of America’s top export industries, the U.S. semiconductor market is ever-growing, with total sales just shy of $190 billion in 2017.

From operating air conditioners to improving automobiles, semiconductors enable the systems that support our everyday life. Despite breakthroughs, often the first rush of disruptive technologies is followed by years of development, refinement and experimentation.

Below, we provide an overview of the semiconductor market and identify the top three innovations making a big impact on semiconductor companies now and in the future.

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