- Sales of EPC RFID Tags, ICs Reach Record Levels
A surge in item-level tagging by apparel retailers has meant a banner year for RFID tag and chip vendors such as Impinj and Alien Technology.
- RFID Journal Issues Call for Submission for Awards, Adds New Category
The company is accepting entries for the 2011 RFID Journal Awards, including a new award for best use of RFID to protect the environment, improve recycling or enhance sustainability.
- Automotive Groups Agree on RFID Guidelines for RTIs
The multinational Joint Automotive Industry Forum is about to release a set of requirements and recommendations for implementing RFID technology to track returnable transport items—the reusable containers used by that sector.
- Glass-Fiber Cord Maker Extends RFID's Benefits to Its Customers
NGF Europe is writing RFID data on tags attached to the spools of glass-fiber cord that it makes, allowing the company to track production, and enabling its automotive customers to access product information encoded to the tags.
- High Demand Keeps Tag Prices Steady
An ODIN report finds that the price of UHF passive RFID tags has remained static due to a high growth in demand—and that's good news, according to the study's authors.
- Chip-size EPC Gen 2 Tag Promises to Enable New Applications
FEC International is marketing a tag made with NXP Semiconductors' Ucode G2XM chip and an antenna that fits directly onto the IC's surface, resulting in a tag approximately the size of a grain of sand.
- TagStone to Deliver Keynote at RFID Journal LIVE! Middle East
The event's cornerstone sponsor will explain how companies in the Middle East are benefiting today from using RFID, at the second annual conference and exhibition, to be held on Oct. 5 in Abu Dhabi.
- EPCglobal Provides Guidance for Container Tags
The organization's new guidelines specify the performance and usage of EPC Gen 2 RFID tags designed for tracking cargo, and are intended for tag vendors as well as logistics companies.
- Nigerian Drug Agency Opts for RFID Anticounterfeiting Technology
A system designed by Verayo and SkyeTek and marketed by GlobalPCCA will be mandated for all of the nation's pharmacies, once tags are attached to drugs, to ensure that medicine is authentic.
- RFID Consortium Releases Patent-Licensing Portfolio
The program enables vendors of UHF passive RFID tags and readers to purchase licenses through a patent pool, reducing the time and cost associated with negotiating individual patent agreements, and potentially enabling them to introduce new products sooner.
- RFID Hardware Supply Struggles to Meet Demand
Shortages in RFID components and silicon are increasing order times for RFID readers, printers and tags by up to 14 weeks.
- Italian Stone Company Carves Out Savings With RFID
Antolini Luigi & Co. estimates that using EPC Gen 2 tags to track blocks and slabs reduces its labor costs by 40 percent, and improves inventory accuracy by 80 percent.
- RFID Automates A-Plant's Tool-Rental Trailers
The British company has adopted an RFID system from 4hSolutions that tracks the drills, grinders, saws and other equipment it provides to construction workers.
- Diablo Canyon Power Site Uses RFID to Track Items
The nuclear plant has attached EPC Gen 2 tags to tens of thousands of reactor parts at its warehouse, in order to document their locations and maintenance status in case they are needed. The facility will soon tag tools as well.
- Impinj Introduces New, Lower-Cost UHF Reader Chip
The R500 joins the company's R1000 and R2000 Indy chip family, and will be aimed at embedded applications and handhelds that don't require a long read range or high throughput.