The global electronics market purchases more than 195,000 tons of silicone products each year. Silicones are used in many different electronic goods, which include semiconductors, LED devices, and information communications technologies.
Silicones: The Heart of Electronics
Silicone technology lies at the heart of almost all devices that make life easier including smartphones, computers, wearable fitness trackers and cardio-monitoring devices, and sports watches.
Silicone sealants, adhesives, and coatings are used for circuits, connectors, capacitors, coils, transistors, and tubes in electronic devices for consumer and business applications.
Silicones Protect Electronic Components
Silicones protect various components against heat, shock, and contaminants. This technology is critical in ensuring long-term stability and performance of increasingly small, portable, and sophisticated electronic devices we depend on, such as:
- Mobile phones
- MP3 players
- Tablet computers
- Global positioning systems
- Hearing aids
- LED lights
- Smart watches
- Fitness and cardio monitors
- Wearable medical devices
Click on the video to learn how silicones are critical to the electronic sector, protecting and prolonging the life of vital components within electronic products.
Enhancing Energy Efficiency
Through use in LED lights, silicones contribute to energy efficiency in lighting.
- LED lights use at least 75% less energy than some other conventional lighting sources
- Use of silicones in LED devices results in lower optical losses, increased brightness and duration, and greater protection and reliability, contributing to reducing replacement, maintenance costs, and solid waste generation
Overall, silicones contribute to enhanced energy efficiency, connectivity, mobile working, and the power of electronics.