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Stretchable Electronics Update

It’s been about five years since I first wrote about John Rogers’ stretchy silicon research out of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He had the idea that high-quality silicon–the kind that usually comes as a rigid chip–could work even … Continue reading

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How the Display Industry Could Drive the Production of Electronic Skin

´╗┐Electronic skin is flexible, stretchable material with a layer of circuitry on top. It is currently a research novelty, but has a lot of people excited because of its potential to be wrapped around the metal frames of robots, to … Continue reading

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Bringing Stretchable Silicon to Market

When I interview researchers about their projects, I usually ask for a product timeline. It’s not an entirely fair question because researchers rarely have much control over commercialization. It’s a boring question too because they usually answer, “three to five … Continue reading

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