Pentagon gives millions to consortium for developing flexible electronics




A consortium of technology companies, including Apple and Boeing, will receive $ 75 million from the US Pentagon to conduct research into flexible electronics. Those devices should appear for instance on the equipment of soldiers and on the fuselages of airplanes.

Dollars The money goes to the development of flexible and ‘hybrid’ electronics. In time, the study will result in, among other small electronic devices and sensors that can be applied to various surfaces. This consideration should be given to the fuselage of an aircraft, the hydroponic module of soldiers, but also other electronics.

The US Department of Defense attracts $ 75 million over five years for the project. The 162 institutions of the Flex Tech Alliance wear self-dollar 96 million. This brings the total for the research on 171 million dollars. This amounts to almost 153 million euros.

The Defense Ministry would not for anything invest in San Jose situated consortium. Under Secretary Ashton Carter is needed “outside our box with five sides – the Pentagon – to think and therefore to invest in institutions in the United States. When the Flex Tech Alliance are 96 companies, 11 laboratories, 42 universities and 14 affiliated regional institutions.

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