Technologies

Choose a technology below to see how our ideas live on, in connection with others, to help solve problems around the world.

Technologies

Choose a technology below to see how our ideas live on, in connection with others, to help solve problems around the world.

Electronics & Software

3M has built its competence on Electronics and Software technologies. Today, electronics are found in many 3M products - from projectors and dental scanners to 3M Littmann® Electronic Stethoscopes and 3M Border Management Systems. 3M’s advanced software embodies the “brains” behind these products by providing “smart” (math and computer science) algorithms to push these products higher up the value chain. By combining 3M’s world leading material, processing and engineering expertise, Es provides a powerful platform to create smart materials, smart devices, and smart systems, while also providing smart service.

Technology Facts

  • First Application Wollansak recorders (early 1950s)
  • Now Innovating medical applications, digital dentistry, security and identity, smart grid, advanced lighting, smart safety, electronic health information and monitoring systems
  • What We’ve Done wireless, embedded systems, algorithms, sensing/electronic materials, digital signal processing, big data platforms, software engineering

Technology Facts

  • Markets Serves all 3M markets
  • Core Products 3M™ Tru Def Scanner driving revolution in Digital Oral Care, 3M™ Littmann® Electronic Stethoscopes for training and telemedicine, Multitouch displays, LED light bulbs, Identification systems
  • 3M Business Unit Industrial, Consumer, Health Care, Electronics & Energy, Safety & Graphics