3D InCites Podcast

A Conversation about R&D Investments, AI, and Big Data Solutions to Semiconductor Challenges

December 16, 2021 Francoise von Trapp/Anand Nambiar Season 1 Episode 25
3D InCites Podcast
A Conversation about R&D Investments, AI, and Big Data Solutions to Semiconductor Challenges
Show Notes

In this episode, sponsored by EMD Electronics, Françoise speaks with Anand Nambiar, who heads the semiconductor materials business of EMD Electronics, a business of Merck KGAA Darmstadt, Germany. In addition to providing his perspectives on the chip shortage, supply chain issues, and managing the growth of the semiconductor industry, he shared some exciting news. First, he talked about Level-Up, EMD’s program to step into the next decade with the right level of capability. These 3.5 billion global investments in the company’s global capacity and R&D include $1B earmarked for US locations alone. 

 He also talked about Athinia, an independent company that is a joint venture between Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and Palentir Technology. The partnership is aimed at delivering a secure collaborative data analytics platform for the semiconductor industry. The Athinia platform will leverage AI and big data to improve supply chain transparency and tackle chip shortage. 

This episode is brought to you by EMD Electronics, helping to build a smarter, more connected world through the development of high-tech materials and solutions vital to our everyday lives. Learn More at EMDGroup.com.  

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