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krisi
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krisi   12/2/2011 4:00:32 PM
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Great observation Dr Quine!

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DrQuine   12/1/2011 11:29:28 PM
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Technology has almost come full circle: we started printing with graphite (pencils) as children and will now be printing electronic circuits using graphene. "plus Áa change, plus c'est la mÍme chose"

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Peter Clarke   11/29/2011 10:08:12 AM
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Unfortunately I won't be in Santa Clara for Printed Electronics. Still here in wintery old England. But I will try and check out Vorbeck Materials Inc.

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Peter Clarke   11/29/2011 10:04:49 AM
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My mistake, That should read 90-micron line width and 90-nm thickness. It has now been corrected.

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epiper   11/29/2011 8:24:46 AM
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Wow! Printing 90nm and below using a modified standard inkjet printer. That should get them the Nobel Prize. Surely there must be an error of several orders of magnitude in this? Even 90um width is still impressive.

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LarryM99   11/28/2011 11:58:59 PM
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Combine this with home 3D printers and one day some percentage of the manufacturing infrastructure could be replaced. Throw in Arduino and other open-source designs and things really get interesting. larrym

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EREBUS0   11/28/2011 10:01:24 PM
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I agree that the technology has a way to go, but that said, it has been a long time since I such a potential game changing technology as Graphene. Only time will tell if it fulfills its promises. Cool stuff thought.

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docdivakar   11/28/2011 9:46:08 PM
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@PeterClark: timely article... the Printed Electronics conference starts at Santa Clara tomorrow. I was privy to a news brief by Dr. Cathleen Thiele of IDTechEx who says Vorbeck Materials Inc. will have their patented Graphene-based electronic ink will appear in major retail stores sometime in late 2011 (we are there almost!). I will keep you posted most likely with an article on EE Times (if you are going to attend, please let me know, we can meet F2F!). Dr. MP Divakar

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krisi   11/28/2011 9:25:51 PM
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This technology has probably a long way to go until potential commercial appeal but it looks very promising...Kris

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chanj0   11/28/2011 5:22:44 PM
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Wearable electronics is one great innovation. The ease of prototyping may benefit more people. The question is how much a 3x3 real-printed circuit board will cost.

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