The creators of the first, room-filling computer, 1,800 square feet to be exact, surely never predicted how far—and small—technology would come. Computing and memory infrastructure that used to take up immense amounts of space is now scaled into microscopic chips, which are integrated circuits made of semiconductors. Semiconductors help enable society to live digitally and are a fundamental component of smartphones, TVs, autonomous vehicles, and many other electronic devices.
Leading companies in the technology world, such as 3M, are creating new products and solutions that help to push the realm of possibility within the semiconductor industry.
For decades, 3M has provided innovative solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. These contributions have built 3M’s reputation as an innovator in the field.
“The industry expects us to lead in innovation with our products and solutions,” said Fitih Cinnor, Ph. D, MBA, 3M Global Product Manager, Semiconductor Chemical Mechanical Planarization Materials. “A foundation of strength at 3M and in the Semiconductor segment is technology driven by innovation.”
3M’s use of over 50 technology platforms – including adhesives, abrasives, nanotechnology, microreplication, surface modification, thin film and plasma processing, thermal management and many others – allows the company to work with customers across the globe to address problems and build custom solutions together.
“Our team can help identify materials for current processes, or work to formulate a solution that will help customers usher in a new era of efficient and effective manufacturing,” said Cinnor.