holding out the possibility that before long the electronic characteristics of the company’s plastic devices might not be too different from those of conventional silicon chips
I'm sure the silicon manufacturers are quaking in their boots. Or maybe they aren't. It'll be a long, long time before plastic substrates can match silicon. Even the much vaunted end to Moore's Law keeps getting put back a few years at a time, pushing back the time when plastic might take over. So expect circuits on plastic substrates to have niche applications in the next couple of decades, but don't over-hype the technology.