Flexible Chips Take Intelligent Fashion To The Catwalk

Flexible electronics have been around for years. Decades ago, car manufacturers started using flexible printed-circuit boards (PCBs) behind vehicle dash panel instrumentation clusters, but they were large and clumsy. For today’s design engineers, the Holy Grail of electronic component flexibility would be a chip that can bend and stretch like human skin. Most electronic systems and components are still rigid …

Understanding Touchscreen Technology and Design

Embedded in phones, office equipment, speakers, digital photo frames, TV control buttons, remote controls, GPS systems, automotive keyless entry, and medical monitoring equipment, touchscreens are everywhere. As a component, they have reached into every industry, every product type, every size, and every application at every price point. Touchscreens are everywhere. In fact, if a product has an LCD or buttons, …