Hitachi claims developing world’s smallest IC chip

Hitachi claims developing world’s smallest IC chip

Japan based tech giants Hitachi has claimed that they have developed the world’s smallest IC Chip. The company claims that their invention is thin enough to be embedded in paper and can perhaps be used to track down parcels or prove the authenticity of a document.

Hitachi claims that this IC Chip is as minute as a speck of dust. It measures around 0.15 millimeters by 0.15 millimeters and 7.5 micrometers. It uses an external antenna and receives the power from electrical waves.

Hitachi research administrator Tomiko Kinoshita said in a statement that the small size would enable the hardware manufacturers to boost the number of chips that can be made from a single wafer. This would further help them to cut costs of the chips.

She further added: “Since we will be able to meet large orders, it could be used in thin paper products that are usually printed in large numbers.”

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