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AZ Electronic Materials was acquired by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in the pharmaceutical, chemical and life science sectors. In the United States and Canada the subsidiaries of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operate under the umbrella brand EMD.
 

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Enabling next-generation devices
Our customers are IC and FPD manufacturers and they depend on specialty chemical materials to drive their technology to the next level of development. Specialty chemicals enable IC manufacturers to produce smaller microchips with a higher transistor density. For FPD manufacturers, electronic materials are vital for the creation of advanced technology products. The importance of our materials to these manufacturing processes means that the industries we serve have certified supply chains that demand high levels of purity, consistency and reliability. 
 

How EMD's material expertise is making a difference

EMD’s material expertise enables our customers to produce ICs and FPDs with enhanced performance characteristics for devices such as smart phones, including Samsung’s Galaxy series and the Apple iPhone 5.

 
FunctionalityDescription
Touch panelFPD photoresistTouch key materials for patterning of advanced touch-sensor structures – the main interface used to provide information at your fingertips.
Flat panel displayFPD photoresistPatterning materials for TFT Array and colour filters – advanced photoresists that are critical to achieving enhanced resolution and brightness.
Flash/DRAM memoryDielectrics and anti-reflective coatingsYield and pattern enhancement materials – products that allow our customers to further miniaturise and increase the memory capacity in consumer devices.
MicroprocessorDielectrics and anti-reflective coatingsPlanarisation and pattern enhancement materials – products that allow advanced integration of new designs of processor chips, providing increasing instructions-per-second at lower power consumption.
Mobile phone moduleAnti-reflective coatingsIC Photoresist, EBR and other ancillaries – products which provide circuit patterning and advanced packaging integration for today's high-demand data communications on 3G and new 4G networks.