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The rush to RFID

Apr 09, 2004This article was originally published by RFID Update.

April 9, 2004—After years of use in applications such as vehicle tracking, factory automation, and anti-theft systems, RFID is suddenly poised to break into the same league as the transistor and the microprocessor. The cost of RFID tags has dropped from several dollars to 30 cents per tag or less, making RFID increasingly cost-effective for much higher volume applications, especially in the supply chain. Driven by recent RFID mandates from several large buyers including Wal-Mart, Target, Albertsons, and the U.S. Department of Defense, much of the corporate world is scrambling to test and roll out pilots of RFID technology.

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