European researchers recently announced the development of the world’s first flexible organic microprocessor at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco CA. The novel technology harnesses organic semiconductors and has applications ranging from cheaper flexible displays and sensors to high-tech fashion and advanced e-readers.
The flexible microprocessor was developed by polymer and molecular electronics researchers at Imec (a Belgian nanotech research center).
Imec’s new flexible microprocessor could lead to an exciting range of applications – if wrapped around pipes it could record water pressure, or it may be used to package food and pharmaceuticals and could indicate whether your meat is rancid or if you forgot to take your meds. Via Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World