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3 Must-See Keynote Presentations at SEMICON West 2019

Jun 25, 2019 10:07:10 AM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Trade Shows, Semiconductor Materials, Semiconductor Industry

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Our team is gearing up to attend this year’s SEMICON West in San Francisco from July 9 – 11. We’ll be showcasing Promerus’ ability to tailor polymer properties for application-specific requirements by overviewing our materials.

Outside of exhibiting, our team will attend keynote presentations to hear about the latest innovations across the microelectronics supply chain, including components, materials and more.

With over 80 hours of technical programming, you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to network with partners and prospects from nearly every segment of the global microelectronics industry, including Promerus.

Planning to attend this year’s conference? Take a look at our list of must-see presentations below.

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2 Key Optical Properties of Materials

Jun 18, 2019 12:45:11 PM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Semiconductor Materials, Optoelectronics

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Optics is the study of how light, be it infrared, visible or ultraviolet, interacts with materials. At the molecular level, materials interact with photons to determine the material’s optical properties.

Understanding how materials can be modified to meet specific optical functional requirements is critical for engineers to remain on the cutting edge of the industry.

Below, we explore two key optical properties of materials.

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Top Two Elements to Consider for Electronic Packaging Applications

Jun 5, 2019 1:35:30 PM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Semiconductor Materials

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Electronic packaging is the art and science of placing IC chips in protective enclosures to form electronic systems.

The effectiveness of the system is strongly dependent on its design—but that’s not all.

The rapid advancement of chips toward high density and high speed has placed an increasing demand on materials and their corresponding properties.

Below, we explore two key electronic packaging elements.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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