Researchers at Oregon State University have created the world’s first completely transparent integrated circuit from inorganic compounds, another major step forward for the rapidly evolving field of transparent electronics.
Transparent electronics, scientists say, may hold the key to new industries, employment opportunities, and new, more effective or less costly consumer products. Uses could range from transparent displays in the windshield of an automobile to cell phones, televisions, copiers, “smart” glass or game and toy applications. More efficient solar cells or better liquid crystal displays are possible.
Check out the full article here. This project was created as part of the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI) that is temporarily housed at the Hewlett-Packard campus in Corvallis. H-P generously donated the space for the Microproducts Breakthrough Institute while OSU works towards razing Graf Hall and creating the permanent home for the MBI arm of ONAMI.