CMOS-Technology-Enabled Flexible and Stretchable Electronics for Internet of Everything Applications

Type
Article

Authors
Hussain, Aftab M.
Hussain, Muhammad Mustafa

KAUST Department
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Electrical Engineering Program
Integrated Nanotechnology Lab

KAUST Grant Number
CRG-1-2012-HUS-008

Online Publication Date
2015-11-26

Print Publication Date
2016-06

Date
2015-11-26

Abstract
Flexible and stretchable electronics can dramatically enhance the application of electronics for the emerging Internet of Everything applications where people, processes, data and devices will be integrated and connected, to augment quality of life. Using naturally flexible and stretchable polymeric substrates in combination with emerging organic and molecular materials, nanowires, nanoribbons, nanotubes, and 2D atomic crystal structured materials, significant progress has been made in the general area of such electronics. However, high volume manufacturing, reliability and performance per cost remain elusive goals for wide commercialization of these electronics. On the other hand, highly sophisticated but extremely reliable, batch-fabrication-capable and mature complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS)-based technology has facilitated tremendous growth of today's digital world using thin-film-based electronics; in particular, bulk monocrystalline silicon (100) which is used in most of the electronics existing today. However, one fundamental challenge is that state-of-the-art CMOS electronics are physically rigid and brittle. Therefore, in this work, how CMOS-technology-enabled flexible and stretchable electronics can be developed is discussed, with particular focus on bulk monocrystalline silicon (100). A comprehensive information base to realistically devise an integration strategy by rational design of materials, devices and processes for Internet of Everything electronics is offered. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Citation
Hussain AM, Hussain MM (2015) CMOS-Technology-Enabled Flexible and Stretchable Electronics for Internet of Everything Applications. Advanced Materials 28: 4219–4249. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201504236.

Acknowledgements
The authors acknowledge KAUST OCRF Grant CRG-1-2012-HUS-008.

Publisher
Wiley

Journal
Advanced Materials

DOI
10.1002/adma.201504236

PubMed ID
26607553

Additional Links
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201504236/full

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