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Smart Sensor Label built from organic electronics

Posted: 21 Oct 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Thin Film Electronics? Smart Sensor? printed? organic electronics?

Thin Film Electronics recently demonstrated its first fully functional stand-alone Smart Sensor Label. The company's latest label is designed to monitor perishable goods and demonstrates a complete closed system built from printed and organic electronics

The system announced today is the first demonstration of a stand-alone, integrated printed electronic system powered solely by batteries. According to Christer Karlsson, Thinfilm CTO, "A key breakthrough for this demo was the low-voltage complementary logic we announced in June of this year. Polyera and our other materials partners have played an essential role in helping us move products forward."

The company's Smart Label aims to help pharmaceutical companies keep temperature-sensitive products safe and effective, while preventing the unnecessary destruction of usable products. Retailers using temperature-monitoring labels during shipment of produce and other food products will have immediate insight with regards to both shelf life and food safety.

"The integration of memory and logic creates an extensible platform, on which we will be able to create a wide variety of low-cost electronics in a label format. Printing provides scale and cost advantages that cannot be matched by any other electronic technology. With our customers, we are delivering the ubiquitous intelligence necessary to turn the Internet of Things into the Internet of Everything," said Davor Sutija, Thinfilm's CEO.

Thinfilm has now demonstrated all components necessary to produce its first system products by end of 2014.

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