Chiplety: the future of electronic circuits?




Chiplety: the future of electronic circuits?


Chiplety in a glass

Xerox created a “chiplety” – thin silicon wafers that are rethinking the process of printing electronic circuits. This invention may ultimately be the future of all the electronics. The revolutionary new technology was created in the Palo Alto Research Center and is called “micro-xerographic.”

Interestingly, the technology based on the principles of laser printers, which by the way, were also invented by Xerox in the 1970s, can one day be the most effective way to print circuits.

Xerox technology involves the use of thousands of chipletov – tiny chips printed on a small piece of silicon that is used literally as the ink for the printer. The idea is that instead of an ink cartridge for the printer can be filled here such chipletami and literally ready to print circuits. And it is very effective to print. For precise placement chipletov in its place to complete the circuit electrodes are used to create a chain of electrical fields.

Moreover, chiplety can be used to create a set absolutely any circuitry for both microprocessors, and for the memory components. A new approach to create printed circuit boards differs from that used in these days where the first produce large crystal plate containing the required circuits, and then they are cut and placed on top of the PCB, where they interact with other components.

New technology Xerox is currently in the early stages of development, but Xerox is confident that she will be able to literally rethink the basics of electronic circuits, because in its application does not require the prior establishment of printing plates – the technology allows you to create ready-made kits electronics.
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