Stretchable silicon

The next wave in electronics could be wavy electronics. Researchers have developed a form of single-crystal silicon that can be stretched so that electronic circuits could be fabricated on rubber. To prove the concept, professor John Rogers, a materials scientist at at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Chamapign, and his colleagues made diodes and transistors that matched the performance or rigid devices, but "could be repeatedly stretched and compressed without damage."

Source: news.uiuc.eduAdded: 8 June 2006