Plastic Processor Made

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Plastic Processor Made

Post by vik » March 25th, 2011, 10:52 pm

It's very primitive, 8-bit only, 16 program steps, 8 Hz, but it is the first conductive plastic CPU.

"Researchers in Europe used 4,000 plastic, or organic, transistors to create the plastic microprocessor, which measures roughly two centimeters square and is built on top of flexible plastic foil. "Compared to using silicon, this has the advantage of lower price and that it can be flexible," says Jan Genoe at the IMEC nanotechnology center in Leuven, Belgium. Genoe and IMEC colleagues worked with researchers at the TNO research organization and display company Polymer Vision, both in the Netherlands."

http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/37126/?p1=A2

Vik :v)

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