Electronic Design

Aveso Pioneers Paper-Thin Micro-Electronic Devices

A new development in micro-electronic technology is under way at Aveso Inc., a recent spin-out from the Dow Chemical Co. Aveso has announced new devices that feature printed electronic display technology integrated with electronic components, such as microprocessors. Typically thinner than half a standard credit card, these devices are produced using already available, high-speed print processes and capacity. They can be rapidly scaled via cost-effective, mature manufacturing processes, making first-time integration of electronic displays into printed high-volume products possible.

Working with technology leaders in microprocessor design, high-speed die attach, and printed battery development, Aveso hopes to optimize the integration of high-quality components within its devices. The company currently produces devices that feature numeric displays. Aveso plans to later offer alphanumeric and passive-matrix displays that allow for increased resolution and higher content delivery.

Aveso is actively developing solutions for a variety of card and label applications. The company is working on display-enabled credit cards that will generate a one-time password to support secure Internet-based transactions. Containing all electronic components including IC and switches, they will be only 450 microns thick. Also in the works are display-enabled stored value, loyalty, or gift cards that will provide immediate access to balance, usage, or expiration information. Finally, product labels that will enable brand owners and consumers to verify product authenticity directly on the package through touch or RF activation will guard against product counterfeiting in markets such as software and pharmaceuticals.

For further details, go to www.avesodisplays.com.
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