TEMPE, AZ – EMD Performance Materials has a new name in the US: EMD Electronics. EMD Electronics includes semiconductor materials, semiconductor delivery systems and services, display, and surface solutions.

The company is relocating its Silicon Valley Innovation Hub from Menlo Park, CA, to Intermolecular's San Jose facilities, combining with Intermolecular's services for materials and electronics, creating a space for collaboration with startups. This announcement follows the $22 million investment at the EMD Electronics site in Tempe for its R&D and production for semiconductor materials announced in February.

The electronics business globally employs more than 7,400, with a third of employees in the US across 29 sites, with plans for continued growth in planarization and thin-films organizations following recent investments.

"Our name change and investment in these centers demonstrate our commitment to continued innovation in electronics and supporting US customers' requirements for capitalizing on growing opportunities driven by digital transformations and data-driven electronics," said Jeff White, president of EMD Electronics. "Our customers are working on cutting-edge technologies and products that range from better immersive displays and surfaces in cars and consumer electronics to how to move neuromorphic and quantum computing to the next level. Our combined expertise and portfolio in display and surface innovations, semiconductor materials and the safe delivery and storage of specialty chemicals and gases will enable new discoveries and novel products not even imagined yet."

The electronics business is involved in 5G, big data, autonomous driving, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things.

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