TCM 2018 Abstract book - page 11

Towards High Performance and Low Cost Electronics with sustainable
Elvira Fortunato and Rodrigo Martins
i3N/CENIMAT, Department of Materials Science from Faculty of Science and Technology,
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and CEMOP/UNINOVA, Campus de Caparica, 2829-516
Caparica, Portugal
In the last 50 years we observed a drastic change in our daily life since society was never
before so efficient and interconnected. This provides a collaborative environment that is
essential for economic growth and progress like: Silicon Valley for microelectronic
technology and Boston for biotechnology. This breakneck development has been in part
dictated by an empirical technologically and economically driven rule know as “Moore’s law”.
Indeed today a microprocessor has more than 7 billion integrated transistors in an area of 350
. This unbelievable integration capability with higher processing speeds, memory
capacity and functionality gives rise to what we call today: ubiquitous electronics. Despite the
importance of silicon technology there are applications where it is impossible, either
technically or economically use it. Displays are the most notorious example, more if we want
them to be flexible and conformable.
In this talk we will present results on recent new technologies developed at CENIMAT|i3N
like transparent electronics and paper electronics where it is possible to have the use of
sustainable materials used in disruptive applications.
Plenary 3
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