Freeform Compliant CMOS Electronic Systems for Internet of Everything Applications

Sohail F. Shaikh, Mohamed T. Ghoneim, Galo T. Sevilla, Joanna M. Nassar, Aftab M. Hussain, Muhammad Mustafa Hussain

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The state-of-the-art electronics technology has been an integral part of modern advances. The prevalent rise of the mobile device and computational technology in the age of information technology offers exciting applications that are attributed to sophisticated, enormously reliable, and most mature CMOS-based electronics. We are accustomed to high performance, cost-effective, multifunctional, and energy-efficient scaled electronics. However, they are rigid, bulky, and brittle. The convolution of flexibility and stretchability in electronics for emerging Internet of Everything application can unleash smart application horizon in unexplored areas, such as robotics, healthcare, smart cities, transport, and entertainment systems. While flexible and stretchable device themes are being remarkably chased, the realization of the fully compliant electronic system is unaddressed. Integration of data processing, storage, communication, and energy management devices complements a compliant system. Here, a comprehensive review is presented on necessity and design criteria for freeform (physically flexible and stretchable) compliant high-performance CMOS electronic systems.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1894-1905
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 17 2017

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): BAS/1/1619-01-01
Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology under Award BAS/1/1619-01-01. The review of this paper was arranged by Editor Y.-Y. Noh.


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