Researchers have developed a new type of semiconductor
ink that could be used to make bendable PC screens.
Researchers from Polyera Corp and BASF have developed
semiconductor ink that is capable of carrying
a negative electrical charge (N-type) - a breakthrough
for the semiconductor ink industry since most
semiconductor inks have only been capable of carrying a
positive charge so far.
The new ink can be can be printed onto flexible
materials, such as a thin film of plastic or even paper,
using a modified ink-jet printer.
It would enable the creation of more complicated and
useful kinds of flexible displays -- displays you can
Being able to print electronics in much the same way as
newspapers are printed could become a highly
cost-effective way of printing radio frequency ID tags
on a multitude of products and consumer goods, as well
as opening up vast new possibilities in the world of
The ink, which will be on sale under the brand
"ActivInk", is also easy to manufacture. The companies
hope that it could be used by electronics companies
working to develop devices using this new flexible,
printable chip technology.