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Disposable Laptops Could Draw On Semiconductor Developments

Developments in OLED semiconductor devices could contribute to market acceptance of disposable laptops, a claim has suggested.
Recyclable laptops made out of paper could be a welcome innovation in order to accommodate Moore s Law, which states that computing power doubles approximately every 18 months, one online resource has noted.

A recent report by Yanko Design stated that printable circuit boards and flexible organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) - semiconductor devices which have a lower current density than inorganic LEDs - could be used in disposable laptops.

Commenting on this, Coolest Gadgets stated that such technology could prove beneficial.

OLED screens have higher resolutions, are brighter than before and can be manufactured at a low cost and, with disposable cameras and mobile phones having gained market acceptance, the report said that recyclable laptops could become a common technology.

Indeed, Yanko Design stated: "Future technology users will need all of the digital products in a disposable form. So we should develop the disposable computer too."

Under Moore s Law, the number of transistors on an integrated circuit will increase due to miniaturisation without the circuit needing to increase in size. Individuals who want to benefit from more powerful computing developments but who do not want to send plastic computer towers to landfill sites could find disposable laptops a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly option.ADNFCR-2855-ID-19449103-ADNFCR
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