Performance Materials is now Electronics

Electronics starts with us. As the company behind the companies, we drive developments in the major technology trends together with our customers - be it 5G, autonomous driving or the Internet of Things.

Intro

  • New name underscores strategic focus on the electronics industry
  • Name change is a further milestone of the “Bright Future” transformation program
  • Business unit structure comprising Semiconductor Solutions, Display Solutions and Surface Solutions remains in place

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    Performance Materials Is Now Electronics: Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Renames ...

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is changing the name of its Performance Materials business sector to Electronics. The new name is the visible result of the strategic realignment.

    2021/03/04

Electronics starts with us

Innovation in Electronics is driven at the atomic level. This is where we enable smaller, brighter, faster, more impactful, more energy efficient solutions. Our excellence with atoms fuels our customers’ success. It’s how we deliver with such precision, purity, reliability and safety.

Kai Beckmann, Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and CEO Electronics Kai Beckmann, Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and CEO Electronics

The renaming of our business sector to Electronics is a logical step for us. After all, the new name underscores our strategic focus on the electronics industry. At the same time, it clearly illustrates our contribution to a world characterized by tremendous technological advances and exponential data growth.

Kai Beckmann

Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and CEO Electronics

Facts & Figures

3,380

million € was the sales of Electronics in 2020 after the acquisition of Versum Materials.

274

million € invested in Research & Development by Electronics in 2020.

7,437

employees in a total of 28 countries worked for Electronics in 2020.

Our business

We are Electronics. Our product and service portfolio has been designed to enable the future of electronics in a data driven world. Since innovation in electronics is driven at the atomic level, our excellence with atoms fuels our customers’ success.

As the company behind the companies we are advancing digital living everywhere. Our main focus is in the electronics market with our materials and solutions which change the way we access, store, processand display information. In addition, our highly specialized, science-driven Surface Solutions business makes life more beautiful. Learn more about business here

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Our world is constantly changing. With his personal blog #TheFutureTransformation, Kai Beckmann, CEO Electronics, would like to discuss three aspects of this future transformation: technology, social partnership and the future world of work.

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