Curiosity Daily Podcast: Smartphone Technology and the Future of Innovation

Learn about the dielectrics, metals, and other components from EMD Performance Materials that make your smartphone possible. Plus: the unique challenges of advancing technology on a microscopic level, the future of virtual and augmented reality, and what’s in store for autonomous vehicles.

July 13, 2019

Episode Show Notes:

This episode is sponsored by EMD Performance Materials, a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. The final entry in our 5-part series to help you learn about how science and technology are being applied to drive innovation and change the world, this episode features Aldo Orsi (Head of Global Product Management, Semiconductor Solutions) and Mansour Moinpour (Head of Technology Scouting, Semiconductor Solutions).

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