'Electronic cardboard' paves way for RFID on everything

October 18, 2005

Wired blog 'Gear Factor' and GizMag reports: Electronic Cardboard Coming Soon?

Another breakthrough in electronic printing now allows for mass-printing of electronic circuits in paper and cardboard. While this is akin to the flexible display technology we've been following for some time, it's entirely new in an important way: Electronic printing in mass-produced paper products will mean that just about any box, carton, or brochure you come across in the future may be chock full of circuits and stuff. This is a huge milestone in the push to integrate RFID into just about every object on earth. It also means we may soon see everything from electronic playing cards to blinking, talking, animated road maps that will still be impossible to fold.

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