A company out of England, Plastic Logic, has developed a process that replaces silicon chips with plastic semiconductors. It is anticipated that this new technology will lower semiconductor cost by 90% and open up new portability in computer technology.
Plastic Logic announced that it will build a factory in Dresden, Germany to manufacture plastic electronics on a commercial scale. The facility will produce flexible active-matrix display modules for "take anywhere, read anywhere" electronic reader products. It will utilize Plastic Logic's unique process to fabricate active-matrix displays that are thin, light and robust, enabling a reading experience closer to paper than any other technology. A benefit to the environment is anticipated as these new flexible plastic screens will reduce countless sheets of paper now used in newsprint products.