—Flexible Circuits By The Slice “Method produces flexible integrated circuits from silicon wafers and requires little new equipment or materials” Researchers have demonstrated a way to make high-performance, flexible integrated circuits mainly via standard fabrication equipment and materials (Nano Lett., DOI: 10.1021/nl302735f).
by Journal News and Community | November 05, 2012
—Integrating Man And Machine “Materials science developments advance the integration of electronics and tissue” Fictional cyborgs and characters such as Data—the humanlike android on “Star Trek: The Next Generation”—may have gotten a little closer to reality this year. C&EN reported on several advances in integrating electronics with tissue.
by Celia Henry Arnaud | December 24, 2012
—Flexible Circuits From Carbon Nanotubes “” Random networks of single-walled carbon nanotubes can be used to construct high-performance integrated digital circuits on flexible plastic substrates, according to a new study (Nature 2008, 454, 495). The work advances the possibility of developing low-cost electronic displays and other devices that are more flexible, lightweight, and shock resistant than similar devices based on traditional silicon wafers or other rigid substrates.
July 28, 2008
Microprocessors are tiny, general-purpose chips that use integrated circuits made up of transistors to process data; they are the core of a modern computer. Intel created the 12 mm2 chip for a printing calculator made by the Japanese company Busicom. The 4004 had 2,300 transistors—a number dwarfed by the billions found in today’s chips.
by Katherine Bourzac | July 10, 2021
—Lighter, Flexible Stretchy Electronics “Materials processing advances pave way to wearable sensors and implanted circuitry” The prospect of making “smart” wearable electronic devices, including ones integrated into clothing and others worn by people directly on their skin, drove scientists in 2013 to develop thinner, lighter, and ever more flexible and stretchable circuitry.
by Mitch Jacoby | December 23, 2013