Humanity has always wanted to rule everything. Over the years, computers have become invaluable for humanity with intelligent systems and today autonomous systems. The fact that the data can be traced, measured and managed has become a reality from a dream.
Of course, it is not easy to manage systems. It requires many resources and hardware. The most important of these hardware is undoubtedly microchips. These marvels of technology, whose name is very, but very big, are getting smaller physically day by day, but the burdens they carry are getting bigger.
Integrated circuit, integrated circuit, chip, chip, chip, microchip or integrated circuit is a group of electronic circuits placed on a metal sheet designed with semiconductor materials, usually silicon. Microchips are smaller in size than discrete circuits, where each electronic circuit element is independent. Integrated circuits can be compacted to contain billions of transistors and electronic circuit elements in the space of a fingernail. The width of each conductor row in a circuit can be reduced to the extent technology allows. The first development of the integrated circuit dates back to 1949. German engineer Werner Jacobi (Siemens AG) designed a signal amplifier circuit in 1949 with a structure similar to the integrated structure. However, this build was multi-stage and fit 3 tables.
Today, as in every field, the supply chain is very difficult in microchip production. The fact that costs and demand are increasing day by day has caused the plastics industry to be included in the subject.
ARM, one of the most important names in the processor world, made a sound with a big promising plastic microchip. Almost all current mobile processors have ARM signed architectures. The company is a very important name in the processor and continues to work. What brought the company to the agenda now was the flexible and plastic microchip, which was developed as we said above. The name of this microchip is determined by the company as PlasticARM. PlasticARM, which is not the first flexible chip ever made, but still much more complex than its competitors, does not focus on high performance as you can imagine. According to the statement, PlasticARM includes 32-bit Cortex-M0 CPU cores, 456 bytes of ROM and only 128 bytes of RAM. Although these numbers seem very low, they make PlasticARM exactly 12 times stronger than previous options. PlasticARM, which came to life in partnership with PragmatIC and ARM, which produces flexible electronics, is in the position of an option that can make almost everything electronic / smart. It is reported that this microchip can even be used on milk packages, for example. PlasticARM, which is not based on silicone, can detect deterioration by taking place in the milk package and notify the person / company instantly. The microchip, which offers cheap production potential due to its nature, will not enter our lives immediately, but when it enters, it can make everything, everything completely connected to the internet.
Even if we don’t have souls, life continues to get smarter. We are also looking forward to the soul microchips.