Saturday, 17 March 2007

Flexible Electronics

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Flexible electronics, also known as flex circuits or flex circuit boards, is a technology for building electronic circuits by depositing electronic devices on flexible substrates such as plastic. In the simplest case, flexible electronics can be made by using the same components used for rigid printed circuit boards. The only thing that needs to change is the substrate, being made flexible, rather than rigid. Typically, in LCD fabrication for example, glass is used as a substrate. If thin flexible plastic or metal foil is used as the substrate instead, the entire system can be flexible, as the film deposited on top of the substrate is usually very thin, on the order of a few micrometres. (Wikipedia)

In our group seminar this week, our department invited a professor who are good at the flexible electronics region to deliver a speach. I was very impressed on this topic. It's so-called future technology. The important features are urer-friendly, moblie and personalized life. He showed us many new concept photos and a short video about future life. The conclusion is that flexible electronics is the world wide trend, which will change our daily life eventually.

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