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World’s First Organic Semiconductor Digital Circuit that Runs on a Commercial IC Card Standard Developed

-Commercialization of Electronic Tags with Temperature Sensors for Logistics Management and Health Care Use Advancing-
January  25,2016
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Toppan Forms Co., Ltd.
Fujifilm Corporation
Technology Research Institute of Osaka Prefecture
JNC Corporation
Denso Corporation
TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K.K.
Electroplating Engineers of Japan Ltd.
PI-CRYSTAL Incorporation

As part of a NEDO project, a consortium including Toppan Forms, Fujifilm, and PI-CRYSTAL Incorporation succeeded in increasing the speed of printable organic semiconductor digital circuits, realizing the world’s first temperature sensing digital circuits operating on a commercial IC card standard.

The speed of the newly developed temperature sensing digital circuits complies with the Near Field Communication (NFC) international standard for short-range wireless communication. This digital circuit can be used as a low-cost plastic electric tag with a temperature sensor function, representing a major step towards commercial applications in a wide range of fields such as logistics management and health care.

  • Pictured: The printable high-speed digital circuit with a temperature sensor that complies with a commercial IC card standard for speed (left), and examples of items equipped with the temperature sensing electronic tags (center, right).
    Pictured: The printable high-speed digital circuit with a temperature sensor
    that complies with a commercial IC card standard for speed (left),
    and examples of items equipped with the temperature sensing electronic tags (center, right).

For more information, please contact:

NEDO
Energy Conservation Technology Department
E-mail: nedo_press@ml.nedo.go.jp