DuPont and SCHMID Announce Partnership for New PCB Plating Applications

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Reinventing Metallization to Enable Faster, Smarter and More Reliable Devices for 5G

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SCHMID and DuPont’s combined expertise in equipment and chemistries positions us well for the needs for innovations in areas such as 5G, automotive and artificial intelligence.

DuPont Electronics & Imaging and SCHMID Group today announce that they have entered into a nonexclusive joint development agreement to explore new PCB plating applications to bring advanced innovations to our global customers. The partnership will benefit high-end printed circuit board manufacturers by delivering next-generation interconnect products and metallization processes that can create faster, smarter and more reliable devices for the 5G era. The new solutions which will include equipment and chemistry are expected to be launched in late 2020.

“SCHMID and DuPont’s combined expertise in equipment and chemistries positions us well for the needs for innovations in areas such as 5G, automotive and artificial intelligence,” said Avi Avula, Global Business Director, Interconnect Solutions, DuPont Electronics & Imaging. “SCHMID is an outstanding partner with extensive engineering expertise, process knowledge and world-class metallization equipment. Coupled with DuPont’s broad offerings including metallization chemistry, flexible copper clad laminates and dry film imaging films, strong customer relationships and global footprint, this partnership will enable us to advance metallization solutions for leading-edge PCB and substrate applications.”

“Partnering with DuPont will allow us to introduce disruptive innovations to our customers in the advanced electronics manufacturing market,” said Christian Schmid, President & CEO of SCHMID Group. “We are committed to launching advanced metallization systems that will address the challenges that our customers face to meet the required performance and reliability. We are confident that the possibilities enabled with this partnership will significantly contribute to realization of our joint target – delivering better solutions to create superior value.”

The new equipment and chemistry solutions are expected to address the challenges from advanced circuit board designs that require enhanced performance and reliability, and improved cost of ownership for production.

About SCHMID Group

The SCHMID Group is a technology group based in Freudenstadt, Germany. Founded in 1864, the group of companies employs more than 900 staff members worldwide and has technology centers and manufacturing sites in Germany, China, Turkey and the USA in addition to several sales and service locations worldwide. The group focuses on developing customized equipment and process solutions for multiple industries including Electronics, Renewables and Energy Storage.

About DuPont Electronics & Imaging

DuPont Electronics & Imaging is a global supplier of materials and technologies serving the semiconductor, advanced chip packaging, circuit board, electronic and industrial finishing, display, and digital and flexographic printing industries. From advanced technology centers worldwide, teams of talented research scientists and application experts work closely with customers, providing solutions, products and technical service to enable next-generation technologies. More information about DuPont Electronics & Imaging can be found on our electronic solutions and advanced printing websites.

About DuPont

DuPont (NYSE: DD) is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, construction, water, health and wellness, food and worker safety. More information can be found at http://www.dupont.com.

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