ThinFilm and the legendary PARC (of mouse and GUI fame) announced they have produced a working prototype of a printable circuit that incorporated organic, rewritable memory and transistors. The resulting integrated circuits are essentially CMOS “chips” that can be printed on large rolls at extremely low cost. The most obvious application of the technology is in NFC chips, but the small price and size could find the printable circuits turning up as everything from price tags to freshness sensors on food packaging. Sure, the idea of an “internet of things” sounds a bit cheesy, but there’s no denying the allure of a world where practically everything is “smart.” Check out the full PR after the break for a few more details.
ThinFilm and PARC demo printable, organic CMOS circuit, inch us closer to an ‘internet of things’ originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 21 Oct 2011 00:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.