Philips and researchers from the University in Surrey have made what they claim is a serious breakthrough in creating reliable flexible electronics. This may help fix a sticking point in the development of bendy and rollable gadgets, namely the viability of mass manufacture.
For the past two decades, the Dutch electronics conglomerate has been working with the British researchers on the so-called source-gated transistor (SGT), a type of transistor that controls the electric current just as it enters the semiconductor — this allows for lower energy consumption and lower risks of circuit malfunction, both of which are crucial for the emerging field of flexible electronics.
Radu Sporea, the lead researcher on the project, said there were significant implications for…
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