The dramatic progress of electronic technology in the 20th century was made possible by high-performance transistors made from inorganic substances, such as silicon and compound semiconductors. Future efforts will focus on the creation of more efficient and natural ways for human beings to interact with the complex information processed in these high-performance devices. One key priority will be the creation of user-friendly electronic products (Figure 1), and the development of efficient manufacturing technologies for these products. With inorganic transistors, the focus has been on performance improvement through the development of ever smaller circuits. A totally different approach will be needed for organic transistors. Sony aims to establish this approach though its ongoing research and development activities in the field of organic transistors. Figure 1: Examples of Advanced User-Friendly Devices
* An electrode that controls the flow of the current between source electrode and drain electrode.