From smart phones to solar cells and microchips – with innovative products and solutions from our business sector EMD Performance Materials we advance the development of a wide range of technologies. To find out how our innovations will change the lives of people for the better in the future and make the world smarter and more sustainable, check out this blog section.
Like other sectors, the chemical industry has to continually assess its business model and take the latest technical advances into account. At Performance Materials, our business extends well beyond the production of chemicals and our customers are increasingly seeking holistic solutions, not just products. (more…)
Why does a company exist? Many people would probably say that a company’s main purpose is to run the business successfully. However, this answer is too short. At Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, we not only want to operate profitably and serve the interests of our owners and shareholders. We also want to support our employees, society and the environment. I would even say that the one is not possible without the other. (more…)
Why is a company like Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany participating in the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas? Quite simply because our innovative material solutions are a fundamental component of artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous driving and smart cities. It’s why the CES in Las Vegas is a must for us. (more…)
At first glance, server farmers may seem a lot more eco-friendly than blast furnaces. But even the fourth Industrial Revolution is leaving behind a huge environmental footprint that we can no longer ignore. As a leading science and technology company, we at Merck KGaA Darmstadt Germany see it as our responsibility to act in a sustainable manner and to help make the digital transformation more climate-friendly.
In the course of the digital transformation, materials for the electronics industry must meet increasingly higher expectations. New computer chips, touchscreens and VR glasses call for the development of entirely new materials. By acquiring Intermolecular, a leading specialist for material innovation, Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany is now addressing this challenge in order to continue to advance the development of next-generation digital technologies.
When it comes to digital technologies such as 5G, virtual reality, autonomous driving, mobile payment systems, robotics, and Artificial Intelligence, there is no bypassing China anymore. In all these sectors, the country has carved out leading market positions and is consequently transforming itself into an innovation-driven economy. With our electronic chemicals, OLED and LC materials, we’re not only a source of important impetus here, we also actively operate research and development in China and promote start-ups.
Whether electromobility, autonomous driving or smart traffic apps – future mobility calls for innovative technologies. Even if it’s not immediately apparent – products from EMD Performance Materials offer the automotive industry entirely new possibilities and can help to make future mobility more sustainable, efficient and smarter. Read about it here yourself!
Display technology is so ubiquitous today that it may seem pointless to even give it some thought. However, since the opposite is the case – the technology is anything but pointless – it’s definitely worth taking a closer look at. After all, you’re probably reading this text on a notebook, tablet or smartphone and maybe on a device with a display that was made with high-tech materials from EMD Performance Materials.
Megatrends such as Big Data, autonomous driving and Artificial Intelligence are pointing the way. An increasingly interconnected world needs more and more powerful microchips. At the same time, microchips have to cost less and consume less power. 3D NAND technology helps achieve these objectives by enabling further miniaturization. Our semiconductor materials are used here, making our company one of the drivers of the digital world.
When it comes to the digital world, Silicon Valley is defining the present. But the future of the digital world is being created in China. Over the past several years, China has developed at lightning speed into one of the world’s leading hot spots for innovation – particularly in the digital economy. (more…)