CES 2020

We presented our latest innovations for the electronics industry at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest electronics tradeshow taking place in Las Vegas from January 7-10, 2020.

Advancing Digital Living – Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Provides New Impetus at the Consumer Electronics Show 2020

  • Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, showcases leading-edge electronic materials solutions to change the way people access and display information
  • Stage Talks on innovation topics such as Smart Cities, Immersive Displays, In-Memory Computing and AI-optimized Quantum Computing
  • Acquisitions of Versum Materials and Intermolecular strengthen Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, as a highly innovative materials provider for the electronics industry

As the company behind the companies advancing digital living, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, produces leading-edge materials used in almost all the latest electronic devices. At CES 2020, our senior management hold stage talks with its own experts and external partners about visions and technology trends of the future.

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Data-explosion is already taking place, and we enable with our materials and solutions the electronics industry to cope with it. We are the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. At CES 2020, we share how our high-tech solutions contribute to bring technologies such as AI, 5G, IoT and Smart Cities to the next level.

Kai Beckmann

Member of the Executive Board, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany & CEO Performance Materials


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Imagine what future cities will look and feel like! Interconnected, more sustainable, more efficient, in short: much healthier cities to work, live and play in. With our materials-based solutions for semiconductors, we develop and advance the technologies for storing and processing the huge amounts of data needed for running a truly smart city. Are you curious what Las Vegas, Hong Kong or London will look like in the future?

Quantum computing is poised to disrupt traditional computing methods and bring the power to tackle large optimization problems. Together with our partner SeeQC, we are developing the first superconductive digital quantum computing platform that is designed to be commercially scalable and power problem-specific quantum computing applications. Learn how we are addressing existing challenges and contributing to the realization of a new computing paradigm.

We enable the technology that makes your displays crisp and bright and we are passionately developing the materials of the future display technologies – for both LC and OLED. Freeform displays, truly frameless TVs and other groundbreaking developments are waiting to make the world brighter, smarter and more colorful. Learn what your next display might look like!

The future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is promising, yet very resource demanding. We are currently driving more efficient computing architectures based on a very proven role model: the human brain! Neuromorphic approaches promise a 100-fold to 10,000-fold improvement in efficiency, opening the door for embedded or edge AI. We’ve partnered up with MemryX, a US-based start-up that designs brain-inspired computer chips for AI applications. Experience how we are unlocking the potential for nature-based computing!

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We are the company behind the companies advancing digital living!
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