Chipmaker Weaves Technology into Clothing

Apr 29, 2002

Infineon Technologies is crossing over into a new fashion industry: high-tech textiles. The Munich-based chipmaker unveiled prototype wearable chips that it says can be sewn directly into clothing and other textiles.

Although the company did not announce plans to put these technologies into production, it says possible uses for the chips could be found in areas including entertainment, communications, health care and security.

Moderator Comment: What do you think are the retail
and consumer applications for wearable technology?

Wonder if these are wash and wear or if they need to
be sent out for dry cleaning? [George
Anderson – Moderator

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