The Inquirer reports on a very interesting prototype coming out of Japan.  By placing the core on a plastic substrate, they have created a chip that can be bent, albeit a very slow one.  There are many applications that involve conditions a ceramic CPU can’t survive for long in, and this may be a perfect solution.
“The prototype only clocks 1MHz but hey that’s not bad. We used to have a pretty fast AST 286 clones in the 1980s which only managed 8MHz. Power consumption is 0.6mmW said nikkei.

How did the boffins do it? Apparently they built a CPU on silicon and built on a glassy substrate and then flipped it like a pancake onto a plastic substrate.”

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