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Leah Langsdorf

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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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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 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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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 Must-See Keynote Presentations at the 2019 IDTechEx Show!

Apr 2, 2019 1:58:29 PM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Trade Shows

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As conference season approaches, preparations loom around the corner. Our team is gearing up to attend this year’s IdTechEx Show! in Berlin, Germany April 10 – 11. While there, we’ll be showcasing how Promerus can tailor polymer properties for application-specific requirements.

Outside of exhibiting, our team is planning to take advantage of the keynote presentations to hear all about the latest inventions across the value chain. With over 250 presenters, you won’t want to miss out on this exciting opportunity to connect emerging technologies with global brands, including Promerus.

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

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How Mergers and Acquisitions Influence the Semiconductor Industry

Mar 19, 2019 1:06:42 PM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Semiconductor Industry

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In 2018, global sales for the semiconductor industry reached $468.8 billion—the industry’s highest-ever annual total.

Slowing growth and increasing costs for designing, packaging and testing device chips are plaguing semiconductor companies worldwide. As a result, companies are now relying heavily on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to generate profits in a competitive landscape.

In fact, acquisition agreements reached a combined value of $23.2 billion in 2018.

Are you ready to test the waters with a merger? Or, an acquisition? Read on to learn how M&A have helped semiconductor companies pursue growth in rising markets and customer segments.

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4 Qualities to Look for in a Functional Materials Partner

Feb 20, 2019 9:27:00 AM / by Leah Langsdorf

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In the semiconductor industry, picking the right partner is crucial to success. If you choose the wrong partner, your solution could fail before it’s had the chance to take off. 

On the other hand, if you find a reliable partner who shares your industry experience and expertise, as well as values, there’s no telling what you can achieve.

As you vet potential partners, we pose questions to consider, plus qualities to look for in team members below.

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