Sick of traditional silicon microprocessors? Well IMEC has just created the world’s first organic, plastic based (not silicon) microprocessor – high tech clothing is quickly becoming a reality. So what are the great benefits to this? PRICE! Having microprocessors made out of this new organic composite, instead of silicon, could produce microprocessors at 1/10th of todays prices.
The 8-bit logic circuit with 4000 transistors executed 6 instructions per second and while this isn’t ground breaking, it will eventually lead to incorporating high powered microprocessors within everyday materials like clothing. From there, tech fashion houses could create clothing powered by movement (friction) that could completely expand the traditional use/functionality of clothing. The future is looking stylish. NEXT!