Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co Ltd (SEL) and TDK Corp have developed the first bendable RFID tag. At only 195um thick, this 8-bit microcontroller with an onboard radio circuit can be embedded into credit cards, business cards, etc. for a variety of uses.

“If successful, the thickness of the current prototype non-contact smart card (about 800um) would be roughly halved, and it would be as bendable as common magnetic cards. It could also be embedded into paper, without changing the paper’s look and feel until it was bent.”

[TheRawFeed]

Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co Ltd (SEL) and TDK Corp have developed the first bendable RFID tag. At only 195um thick, this 8-bit microcontroller with an onboard radio circuit can be embedded into credit cards, business cards, etc. for a variety of uses.

“If successful, the thickness of the current prototype non-contact smart card (about 800um) would be roughly halved, and it would be as bendable as common magnetic cards. It could also be embedded into paper, without changing the paper’s look and feel until it was bent.”

[TheRawFeed]