A Cheaper Chip

For Simon Jones, Vice President of product development at Plastic Logic, his company's mission comes down to this simple but startling question: "What if you could print electronics on just about anything at very low cost?" A corner office at the Cambridge, U.K., firm is filled with models of products that could be built: hospital bracelets synched to update when info is added to a medical file, musical scores that refresh so you'd never need to turn a page and a series of portable text displays. That, says Jones, is what happens when you can make circuits not from silicon but...

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