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 Holst Centre, imec and Cartamundi Introduce Plastic Near Field Communication Tag Communicating with Smartphones

Holst Centre, imec and Cartamundi Introduce Plastic Near Field Communication Tag Communicating with Smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO — Feb. 7, 2017— Today, at the 2017 International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, Holst Centre, imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologiesand Cartamundi demonstrate a world first thin-film tag on plastic, compatible with the near field communication (NFC) Barcode protocol, a subset of ISO14443-A, which is available as standard in many commercial smartphones. The innovative NFC tag is manufactured in a thin-film transistor technology using indium gallium zinc oxide thin-film transistors (IGZO TFT) on a plastic substrate.   Plastic electronics offers an appealing vision of low-cost smart electronic devices in applications where silicon chips were never imagined before. Item-level identificati...

Thin-Film Hybrid Oxide-Organic Microprocessor

Thin-Film Hybrid Oxide-Organic Microprocessor

Holst Centre, imec and their partner Evonik have realized a general-purpose 8-bit microprocessor, manufactured using complementary thin-film transistors (TFTs) processed at temperatures compatible with plastic foil substrates (250