Resonac, Matmerize Partner on 6G Materials Creation Using AI

Materials artificial intelligence (AI) innovator, Matmerize, Inc. and Resonac Corp. have formed a strategic partnership aimed at revolutionizing the landscape of 6G technology. Building on the strong collaborative foundation, Resonac will leverage the power of Matmerize’s PolymRize™ AI software technology. Specifically, it aims to accelerate the development of exceptional high-performance neat and composite materials for 6G technology and beyond.

In January 2023, Resonac announced plans to develop new semiconductor materials for 6G. Specifically, 6G is the next-generation telecommunication system standard following 5G and is set to be 100 times faster than 5G. Accordingly, new semiconductor materials are needed to substantially reduce the transmission loss associated with the increased communication speed. To meet this requirement, Resonac will identify optimal materials with the required characteristics through computational and AI methods in a collaborative venture with Matmerize.

Resonac’s stage for co-creation in Yokohama

Generally, manual testing using traditional techniques would demand three months to assess a single materials combination. Meanwhile, Matmerize’s AI software, PolymRize™, reduces the time required to a single day. Moreover, it evaluates up to 90 combinations within the same three-month span. The result promises to be a fusion of materials engineering and artificial intelligence, poised to redefine the development of 6G technology.

Specifically, PolymRize™ harnesses Matmerize’s proprietary data or client-specific data to construct predictive models. Once built, these models rapidly predict the properties of novel, yet-to-be-synthesized polymers, composites, and formulations, complete with their associated uncertainties. The software employs automated and generative design tools to recommend ideal candidates that meet property requirements for subsequent rounds of physical experimentation. Thus, PolymRize™ accelerates the journey towards target materials, drastically reducing both time and costs. Moreover, it introduces a framework for data management and organization, and emerged as a dependable digital aide for chemists and process engineers.

In a pilot initiative, Resonac evaluated Matmerize’s capabilities. Predictive models were constructed using PolymRize™ and 3rd party software for key material properties relevant to 6G technology. Properties included bandgap, dielectric constant, refractive index, glass transition temperature, and coefficient of linear expansion. The performance of PolymRizeTM and third-party models was assessed by making property predictions for identical unseen test cases. PolymRizeTM predictions consistently outperformed third-party models in speed and accuracy (see figure showing Performance of models).

Performance of models

“Collaborating with Resonac on the development of 6G technology is a remarkable opportunity for Matmerize,” said Rampi Ramprasad, Co-Founder and CEO of Matmerize. “Aligned with Resonac’s vision to revolutionize next-generation technologies and powered by Matmerize’s commitment to advance AI algorithms, architectures, and virtual materials design capabilities, we are poised to usher in a new era of accelerated intelligent materials design”.