Here is an interesting Advanced Materials Journal Article about transient electronic devices:
Citation: C.W. Park, S.-K. Kang, H.L. Hernandez, J.A. Kaitz, D.S. Wie, J. Shin, O.P. Lee, N.R. Sottos, J.S. Moore, J.A. Rogers and S.R. White, "Thermally Triggered Degradation of Transient Electronic Devices," Advanced Materials 27, 3783-3788 (2015).
I think the technology is very innovative. I do have reservations about the impact. When I think about "Transient electronics", the first application that pops into my head is electronic devices in espionage/military that melt after its utility and can be remotely triggered. For such applications, are soft-materials based electronics practical in terms of miniaturization, reliability, and performance? Can anyone suggest other applications where this technology can have a higher impact?