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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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How to Create Value in the Semiconductor Industry

Aug 28, 2018 4:48:19 PM / by Brian Knapp posted in Semiconductor Materials

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A top priority for any business is to create value, and the semiconductor industry is no exception.

Within the first quarter of 2018, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported worldwide semiconductor sales reached $111.1 billion—up 20 percent from 2017. A key driver of economic strength, semiconductors have played a significant role in technological innovation. In fact, semiconductors enable the systems and products we use every day.

With competition high, semiconductor companies work hard to create value at each stage of the supply chain. Below, we explain how top performers can deploy value-driven business in the semiconductor industry.

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Semiconductor Materials: What Product Customization Means and How to Leverage It

Aug 14, 2018 4:29:47 PM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Semiconductor Materials

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Did you know the properties of semiconductor materials are customizable? Just like many other industrial products, the materials used in microelectronics can be tailored for specific purposes.

To help you understand the difference between standard and customized products, continue reading below.

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