Byline: Robin Turner
WALES could be at the centre of a new industrial revolution using "plastic electronics" for a science fiction-like future with intelligent clothing and internet displays beamed directly to our eyes.
For decades the silicon chip was the beating heart of our electronic lives, but now a cheaper, more flexible and durable plastic chip is taking over.
Experts believe the global market for plastic electronics could exceed pounds 300bn in under 20 years.
Swansea University's Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating has been confirmed as part of the plastic electronics revolution by named as a UK Centre of Excellence for the fast moving discipline.