ARM Details Printed Plastic Chips at Techcon
With the ever changing world, technology industry changes even faster, just like how ARM is currently delving into printed plastic chips, moving away from the conventional methods of chip making.
The idea has been there for some time, but now they have literally charted out how exactly it is going to work. While talking to the attendees of the Techcon recently, they showed off an M0 cored SoC made of plastic, but the best part was that it used imprint technology – which is rarely been used so far.
Semi Accurate reports that the printed plastic chips work with the technology just like how rubber stamps except that it uses inks that are spraying like an inkjet printer which sets it apart from Molecular Imprints because “the stamp is pressed into it wicking the liquid into the stamp’s gaps rather than putting it down with the surface.”
The real difference is that rather than make RFID tags and other borderline trivial circuits, ARM implemented a full SoC with this technology. They say it is the first SoC made with plastic/organic chips.
Check out a Cortex-M0 based chip below.
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