A big microprocessor that can bend and flex

Monday 26th July, 2021 - Bruce Sterling

*This is a big enough deal for electronics that it was published in NATURE. Silicon chips are glass and tend to shatter when embedded in device art, but not this baby.


“Separate from the mainstream semiconductor industry, flexible electronics operate within a domain that seamlessly integrates with everyday objects through a combination of ultrathin form factor, conformability, extreme low cost and potential for mass-scale production. PlasticARM pioneers the embedding of billions of low-cost, ultrathin microprocessors into everyday objects.”