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Google Glass: New Direction Needed for Chip Designs

New innovative products require new design styles. Google Glass came out a few months ago in April 2013 and has been all over the press. It is a striking design, in which the developers managed to put all electronics into a small box attached to the frame of the glasses. Google Glass Head PictureWhile impressively small, the designers would doubtlessy like to fit everything into the frame instead of having an annoying box on the side. This means that all components need to be long and thin, in particular the integrated circuits (ICs). However, making ICs long and thin so that they can be mounted inside the frame is easier said than done. This blog discusses the challenges and possible approaches to achieve it.