Accelerating a new era of innovationAccelerating a new era of innovation

Traditional R&D is painstaking. Sequential experimentation and manual data analysis limit the number of options that can be explored. Additionally, manufacturability doesn’t come into play until late in the research and development cycle.

By contrast, Intermolecular's High-Productivity Combinatorial™ (HPC) R&D technology is built for speed – not to mention economy, quick learning, and better decision-making. As a result, HPC is rapidly creating new-generation technology that will power the future of communications, medicine, entertainment, security, and other sectors.

More data, better data, faster results

The HPC™ platform – embodied in our Tempus™ processing systems and Informatics software – dramatically increases both quantity and quality of three different data types:

  • Material and physical characterization
  • Unit-process development
  • Device integration data

This enables organizations to:

  • Cover significantly larger experimental spaces
  • Reduce the risk of missing possible solution areas
  • Increase their ability to capture intellectual property
  • Accelerate device qualification, time to market, and time to yield
  • Target R&D efforts to meet specific market needs

How HPC works

Our HPC approach to R&D utilizes advanced combinatorial processing systems that allow dozens or even hundreds of experiments to be conducted in parallel, while Informatics software and analytical methods quickly scan the results for the most promising materials and unit process candidates. Process development and device integration take place simultaneously, so that manufacturability considerations are taken into account from the outset, instead of late in the R&D process.

The result: semiconductor and clean energy companies, as well as their equipment and materials suppliers, get better return on their R&D investment. It's all due to better efficiency and reduced costs at each stage of the process – from research and development through high-volume production qualification.