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Display Materials - Next generation - Orthogonal
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.
 

Display Materials - Next generation - Orthogonal

Organic electronics is a fast growing field with the potential to revolutionise consumer markets in lighting and displays.
Organic electronics is a fast growing field with the potential to revolutionise consumer markets in lighting and displays. In the latter market, there is the promise of thin, lightweight and flexible displays based on plastic substrates where the electronic structures driving the display are made from organic semiconducting materials rather than silicon. One major issue in this field to date has been that the standard photoresist processes used for conventional glass substrates damage the organic semiconductors, requiring costly and cumbersome alternatives in their manufacture.
Orthogonal Inc. and EMD Performance Materials have been working together to develop a new material set which is compatible with organic semiconductor substrates, and can provide an enabling technology for the manufacture of personal devices which address the above consumer market needs. EMD Performance Materials has partnered with Orthogonal in order to bring this new material set to market, potentially allowing our customers to use existing industry-accepted manufacturing technologies. This approach makes adoption by the FPD manufacturers less risky than other approaches and can support faster adoption into commercial use. Our partnership with Orthogonal gives us an opportunity to extend our market leadership in patterning materials for the display area into organic and flexible electronics. Again, we consider this a long term technology development effort rather than a short term revenue generator.