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Next-Generation Electronics: How Do 5G Networks Compare to 4G?

Apr 14, 2020 11:30:00 AM / by Doug Skilskyj posted in Semiconductor Industry

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Fifth generation technology, also known as 5G, is the next generation wireless standard to follow 4G. It boasts high-speed data transfer rates at much lower latency than 4G networks.

In short, it’s the best technology available today for the massive amounts of data generated by sensors and systems in the growing list of next-generation electronics.

For more information about 5G for wireless networks and how it compares and contrasts from 4G, continue reading below.

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3 Must-See Presentations at RadTech 2020

Mar 3, 2020 10:32:16 AM / by Brian Knapp posted in Trade Shows, Optoelectronics, 3D Printing

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Our team is headed to Orlando, Florida March 8 – 11 for RadTech 2020. While at the event, we’ll be showcasing Promerus’ unique ability to tailor the electrical, mechanical, optical and thermal properties of polymers for application-specific environments.

When you stop by booth 327, you’ll get an exclusive look at our comprehensive list of materials, including adhesive pastes, solventless solutions and more.

Outside of exhibiting, our team is planning to attend breakout sessions, featuring the latest innovations in UV LEDS, 3D printing materials, printing and packaging, coatings, formulations and more. But, with more than 100 presentations, you’re likely trying to figure out which sessions make the most sense for you to attend.

Check out three of our must-see presentations below.

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A Look Into Promerus' Top Materials for Electronic Appications

Feb 18, 2020 2:26:47 PM / by Brian Knapp posted in Semiconductor Materials

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Promerus pioneered the catalyst technology that enabled addition polymerization of polynorbornenes (PNB). PNB is a class of cyclic olefin polymers (COP), which maintains the bicyclic ring structure in the backbone without the use of non-bicyclic comonomers. This allows the PNB backbone to remain rigid, resulting in glass transition temperatures (Tg) that are quite high, even >300 ̊C.

Unlike polyimides, which stiffen as they cure via ring-closing mechanism releasing volatile components at elevated cure temperatures, PNB does not require high cure temperatures in order to achieve a high Tg. Additionally, the ability to maintain high thermal characteristics with glass-like transparency is unique to the industry.

Furthermore, we can copolymerize a wide variety of norbornenes with functional groups (for adhesion, elongation, etc.) to tailor the PNB polymer to meet customer requirements. Through this unique ability to tailor PNB polymer compositions, we’re able to adjust the properties of our materials, while maintaining transparency across a broad spectrum of wavelengths.

For a look into our top materials, continue reading below.

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3 Ways Photopolymers Are Used in 3D Printing

Jan 21, 2020 1:18:15 PM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Applications, 3D Printing

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3D printing techniques were introduced in the 1980s with the aim to fabricate customized objects without the need for molds.

Since then, photopolymerization-based 3D printing techniques have attracted the interest of chemists, engineers and scientists.

So, what are photopolymers?

Photopolymers are typically thermoset materials that change properties when exposed to light to form cross-linked polymer structures.

With little finishing needed, photopolymer technologies can be specially formulated to accommodate unique application needs. To this end, the technology has opened opportunities in various fields.

Below, we explore three ways photopolymers are used in 3D printing.

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How Are Flexible Electronics Manufactured?

Dec 20, 2019 11:15:00 AM / by Doug Skilskyj posted in Flexible Electronics, Applications

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There’s a lot of buzz around flexible electronics today, and rightfully so.

The convergence of these technologies, including wearable devices and foldable displays, enable innovative form factors and features that provide consumers with highly personalized experiences.

The market is segmented by application (displaying, lighting and sensing) and end-user (automotive, aerospace, health and wellness, electronics, medical, military and robotics). But, how exactly are these electronics manufactured to flex and fold without breaking across their various use cases? Below, we explore how the technology has evolved over the years.

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3 Types of 3D Printing Materials

Nov 26, 2019 1:37:43 PM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Semiconductor Materials, Applications

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Advances in 3D printing are enabling technology for a wide range of applications.

Nowadays, many things around you are built with the help of a 3D printer. This is because designers, engineers and manufacturers can experiment with numerous design iterations at no extensive time or tooling expense.

But, not all 3D printers use the same materials. In fact, the material often dictates what 3D printing processes are available to use.

Below, we explore the various types of materials, including metals, photopolymers and thermoplastics.

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Don't Miss These 3 Presentations at the 2019 IDTechEx Show!

Oct 30, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Trade Shows, Semiconductor Industry

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Our team is headed back to Santa Clara, California November 20 – 21 for this year’s IDTechEx Show.

While there, we’ll be showcasing Promerus’ ability to tailor polymer properties for application-specific environments. When you stop by booth N15, you’ll get an exclusive look at our comprehensive list of materials, including adhesive pastes, solventless solutions and more.

Outside of exhibiting, our team is planning to attend breakout sessions to gain market insights from users and suppliers. With over 250 presenters, this is an exciting opportunity for you to learn about the latest technologies in printed electronics, sensors and wearable technology.

If you’re planning to attend this year’s event, read on for our roundup of three must-see presentations below.

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How to Create Flexible Displays

Sep 24, 2019 1:59:56 PM / by Doug Skilskyj posted in Flexible Electronics, Applications

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The origins of flexible displays can be traced back to the ’70s. Though there have been many breakthroughs since then, it was only recently that this technology began to see consumer adoption for mass production.

Currently, 90% of displays sold today are made with glass. These designs are based on liquid crystal displays (LCD). Flexible displays are often based on organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology, which is fundamentally different than LCD.

So, how does this technology flex and fold? Below, we explore how to create flexible displays using OLED over LCD.

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How 5G Wireless Technology Impacts the Semiconductor Industry

Aug 27, 2019 11:20:44 AM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Applications, Semiconductor Industry

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Because the semiconductor industry produces some of the world’s most advanced products, it’s often the first to feel the impact of a technology shift.

With the coming fifth generation (5G) of cellular technology, manufacturers must develop materials with advanced capabilities on several fronts.

Below, we explore how this new wave of technology impacts the semiconductor industry.

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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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