Flexible, large area electronics - macroelectronics - using amorphous silicon, low-temperature polysilicon, or various organic and inorganic nanocrystalline semiconductor materials is beginning to show great promise. While much of the activity in macroelectronics has been display-centric, a number of applications where macroelectronics is needed to enable solutions that are otherwise not feasible are beginning to attract technical and/or commercial interest. In this paper, we discuss the application drivers and the technology needs and device performance requirements to enable high performance applications to include RF systems.
Macroelectronics: Perspectives on technology and applications
Reuss, RH., Chalamala, BR., Moussessian, A., Kane, MG., Kumar, A., Zhang, DC., Rogers, JA., Hatalis, M., Temple, D., Moddel, G., Eliasson, BJ., Estes, MJ., Kunze, J., Handy, ES., Harmon, ES., Salzman, DB., Woodall, JM., Alam, MA., Murthy, JY., ... Snow, E. (2005). Macroelectronics: Perspectives on technology and applications. Proceedings of the IEEE, 93(7), 1239-1256. https://doi.org/10.1109/JPROC.2005.851237