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  • Banking Group to Set RFID Roadmap

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Hoping to facilitate RFID adoption by its members, the Financial Services Technology Consortium is working toward instituting a standardized approach to using the technology.

  • ThingMagic Receives $9.8 Million from Current Investors

    RFID reader and module developer ThingMagic received $9.8 million in new venture capital, all from previous investors. The company said it will not seek additional investment and that this is only the second time it has taken venture capital. It also received $21 million in 2005-06.

  • U.S. Defense Department to Host Conference Track at EPC Connection 2008

    New sessions at EPCglobal NA's fifth annual event, being held Oct. 14-16 in Chicago, will highlight the DOD's successful EPC projects and help educate its suppliers about the benefits of using EPC RFID technologies.

  • EV3 Uses RFID to Streamline Inventory

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The medical device maker has realized important business benefits by employing RFID to track its stock of stents and other products used for treating vascular diseases.

  • Vail Picks New Line With UHF RFID-Powered Passes

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The resort operator estimates it will issue RFID-enabled season passes for the 2008-2009 winter season, and deploy readers at its five ski areas.

  • Banking Interest Climbs for RFID, Spurs Standards

    A financial services industry association announced an initiative to develop standards so industry companies can use RFID more easily. The Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) will first focus on IT asset management, file tracking and courier operations, and hopes to develop its first draft standard by year end.

  • ThingMagic Raises $9.5 Million

    By Beth Bacheldor

    CEO Tom Grant says the latest round of funding will help the company continue to develop custom RFID solutions and UHF passive-tag readers for specific applications.

  • GS1 Canada Revamps RFID Policy Forum

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The updated forum will work to encourage discussion about all aspects of RFID-based electronic business processes, as well as provide the public with facts and research.

  • New RFID Study Finds No Interference With Medical Devices

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Researchers at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and systems integrator BlueBean found no incidents of electromagnetic interference from passive UHF RFID systems.

  • Impinj Buys Intel's RFID Business, Cements Leadership

    RFID chip and reader manufacturer Impinj today announced its acquisition of the UHF RFID reader chip operation from semiconductor manufacturer Intel. The bold strategic move could elevate the company from its current status as one of a small handful of industry leaders, to a new level that is unique in the RFID space.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Intellident forges new partnerships, business deals in library sector; report predicts European RFID industry to capture 40 percent of market by 2016; U.S. Customs to deploy RFID at Michigan-Canada bridges and tunnel; Murata intros RF IC on tiny ceramic substrate; Lowry, OATSystems team up on RFID asset tracking; OTA training extends online RFID courses to 250 universities.

  • Impinj Acquires Intel's UHF RFID Reader Chip Operation

    By Mark Roberti

    The company says it is positioning itself as a one-stop supplier of the technology underpinning UHF readers and passive tags, and that it will not compete with interrogator manufacturers using the R1000 chip.

  • 'Myth Busted' -- Tests Find RFID Works Well on Metals

    Passive UHF tags designed specifically for use on metal objects work very reliably, according to new test results released by ODIN technologies. ODIN cautions that not all metal-mount tags work well, and found some do not perform as well as general-purpose RFID tags when used on metal. The benchmark report is ODIN's first on specialty tags.

  • Library to Deploy Ultra-Long-Life RFID Tags for Historical Collection

    By Brett Neely

    To manage its rare legal documents, the Max Planck Institute for European History of Law plans to use tags promising a 40-year lifespan.

  • RFID Industry Reaction to Checkpoint-OAT Deal, Part 2

    In the two weeks since Checkpoint's $37 million acquistion of OATSystems was announced, there has been a flurry of commentary about what it means for the players involved and the RFID industry at large. Today is the second of a two-part series featuring the best of that commentary.

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