Wednesday, March 9, 2011

No. 257: Mass production of bendable LSI toward 2015 (March 9, 2011)

Japanese leading companies will work toward mass production of bendable LSI in alliance with the government. They will jointly develop the technology to print an LSI on a thin film. The bendable LSI will be utilized to develop a TV as thin as a scroll picture, electronic paper, health management sensor attached directly to the body. The development team is scheduled to mass produce bendable LSIs in 2015. Bendable LSI is expected to affect the auto industry favorably. A highly sophisticated LSI attached to the auto body will make a car lighter and expand the space inside the car. Highly sophisticated printing technology and plastic materials that have enough strength and elasticity are vital to draw a complicate circuit on a film. Plastics will be supplied by Toyobo and Teijin and the printing technology will be provided by Dainippon Printing, Toppan Printing, and Fujifilm. Panasonic and Sony will complete finish products utilizing their expertise in marketing. If the printing technology is established, production process will be shortened in various industries to prevent global warming. It is expected that about 4.5 million tons of carbon dioxide will be reduced by 2030 and that production time will be shortened to one thirtieth. The government has already appropriated 2.1 billion yen for the initial year.

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