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Printable Silicon for Paper Thin Transistors a Reality. Chips in Everyday Items Soon.

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posted on Jun, 20 2004 @ 03:06 PM

By carving specks of single crystal silicon from a bulk wafer and casting them onto sheets of plastic, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated a route to ultrahigh performance, mechanically flexible thin-film transistors. The process could enable new applications in consumer electronics -- such as inexpensive wall-to-wall displays and intelligent but disposable radio frequency identification tags -- and could even be used in applications that require significant computing power.

I think of vanilla sky when the guy is reading the paper and it changes the headlines. The animated cereal box etc. Awesome. A t.v. screen that covers the entire wall. I can't wait to see what this develops into. Also this will undoubtadely make some paronid about big brother snooping. Look at this from the article.

An example, he said, would be low-cost radio frequency identification tags that could take the place of ordinary product bar codes. Such tags could ease congestion in supermarket checkout lines and help busy homemakers maintain shopping lists.

Think of someone being to 100 percent check your habits like shopping and what you buy. Good implictions and bad ones.

[edit on 20-6-2004 by Hoppinmad1]


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