The Internet of things is coming to a grocery store near you
Thin Film Electronics, a company that makes wafer-thin printed circuits that can be built into packaging materials, and Bemis (s bms), a manufacturer of both consumer products and wholesale packaging, have signed an agreement that will add circuits to your cereal box. Or maybe sensors to your salad bags. Or digital intelligence to disposable diapers.
Bemis makes packaging for those products (and more) and by 2014 it hopes to use thin-film, printed electronics to add a few bits of memory and little intelligence to its packaging.