Friday, October 21, 2011

Thinfilm will show the world's first organic memory, produced by printing

Companies Thin Film Electronics ASA (Thinfilm) and PARC ( unit Xerox), announced the production of a working prototype of the world's first printed non-volatile memory in the addressing scheme that uses organic complementary circuits - organic analog circuits manufactured using CMOS. Memory Thinfilm Addressable Memory is made up of " printing " of memory cells based on polymers created by Thinfilm, transistors and n-type and p-type, created by experts PARC.

The prototype will be shown at PARC on 24 October, when the company will visit the Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry. According to the partners, a demonstration of the prototype will be a significant step towards mass production of cheap and ubiquitous low-power electronic devices, which are key components of what is called the "Internet of things." This concept represents a world in which things can be linked to each other using "smart tags ". To create and distribute " labels" it is necessary that several conditions. They should have a rewritable memory, cost inexpensive to support integration with sensors and other electronic components and be environmentally friendly. In addition, their mass production must be simple. It is alleged that created the prototype meets all these requirements.

Thinfilm more than a year working on a " circuit " of memory. The fact that memory is designed for production printing method, is ready for commercialization, the company announced back in 2009.

Source: Thinfilm