Enabling Materials LLC was established in 2005 to serve the electronic materials market. Our goal is to help our clients boldly take their vision forward through the use of our unique and proprietary information-age guidance tools. Our clients in the electronic materials industry are unique because they work on the very fabric of the future, producing new materials which will enable the electronics industry to build upon a 50-year productivity revolution. They must not only be experts on chemistry, materials science, manufacturing, quality, and business, but now must also possess cutting-edge information-age skills.
In the last decade, our industry went through a sea change, the deployment of a global technology roadmap to harness the awesome power of our best minds. Unfortunately, this deployment has been fraught with adoption delays, rapid technological change, and draconian process optimization making it difficult to turn roadmaps into business success – especially for materials companies.
Enabling Materials counts many top electronic materials providers as clients. We have successfuly provided technology-based market studies, training to help our clients expand expertise across the enterprise, impartial “Voice of the Customer” feedback, and new product development planning: especially in Sales; Management; Marketing; Technology; Research & Development; and Quality.
Conrad Sorenson has worked as an independent consultant since 2005. His expertise lies mostly in a technical marketing role, mapping marketing strategy and defining and developing new products. Prior to Enabling Materials, Mr. Sorenson worked for Praxair’s Electronics Division for eight years in Technical Strategy and Program Development Management roles. His responsibilities bridged traditional research & development roles as well as product marketing and include: guiding advanced semiconductor research programs, interfacing with semiconductor process tool manufacturers, strategic planning, and technology roadmapping. Before joining Praxair, Mr. Sorenson spent more than five years as the Director of Contamination Free Manufacturing, Environment, Safety & Health, and Facilities for SEMI/SEMATECH, a consortium of more than US owned suppliers of equipment, materials, software, and services to the semiconductor industry located in Austin, Texas. Mr. Sorenson has been active in the semiconductor industry, both as a process engineer as well as a supplier since 1979. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Texas in Austin.