New TRRAM technology could bring transparent, flexible phones like Nokia Morph
When the Nokia Morph concept first appeared on the Web, almost everyone thought that it’s impossible for a manufacturer to create such a phone with today’s technology – obviously because said phone should be transparent and flexible.
But what if it’s actually possible for such a device to be built and to function as a normal, every-day phone?
Reporting about the latest achievement of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Cellular News says that a group of scientists have developed a chip almost completely transparent.
The chip uses a new TRRAM (transparent resistive random access memory) technology that’s presented by the American Institute of Physics in the latest issue of Applied Physics Letters.
Although it has a high level of transparency, the new chip is similar to CMOS chips, thus it can store non-volatile memory and it can be used in manufacturing various devices – cell phones included.
The Korean Institute is working on combining flexible materials with the new TRRAM technology, which means that a phone like Nokia Morph could indeed be built.
“It is a new milestone of transparent electronic systems. By integrating TRRAM device with other transparent electronic components, we can create a total see-through embedded electronic system,” states Jung Won Seo, one of the Korean researchers.
TRRAM devices might be available in 3 or 4 years, so I guess we should expect really awesome products to come our way.