From smart phones to solar cells and microchips – with innovative products and solutions from our Merck business sector 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.
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 Merck.
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…)
China is a major innovation hotspot and one of our most important growth markets. Therefore, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany will continue to invest in China and strengthen its collaboration with local companies, startups, and research institutes. Only recently, we have announced to establish a new innovation hub in Guangzhou with which we will provide a strong platform for us and our partners to drive innovation in China.
Innovation and China – these two words match perfectly since China is continuously developing its economy at a very fast pace. Over the recent years, we have seen a rapid transformation from a labor-intensive to an innovation-driven economy. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany has strengthened its activities in China to be embedded into the local innovation ecosystem to shape the future industry development with our partners. (more…)
I bet that today you’ve already come into contact with at least ten items that were coated with a Surface Solutions product by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany for example, with pearlescent pigments. (more…)
It’s a very special year for us, in 2018 because we’re celebrating our 350th anniversary. At the official ceremony in Darmstadt on May 3, we looked back on our eventful corporate history, together with German Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and around 900 customers, partners, and representatives from the worlds of politics and business.
In the digital age, everything is networked – from household appliances to cars and industrial machinery. Every smartphone is now a powerful portable computer for surfing the Internet, shopping online, working or listening to music.