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  • Generic Drugmaker to Pilot RFID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is reportedly in the early stages of deploying an item-level tracking system to improve its internal and supply chain operations.

  • BMW Rolls Out RFID Worldwide

    By Jonathan Collins

    With four German auto factories already equipped with a real-time location system, the company plans to use RFID to track finished cars at its U.K. and South African plants.

  • EPCglobal and the RFID Tipping Point

    "The tipping point" was often repeated at this year's EPCglobal conference. While growth in conference attendance from 2004, at about 1,400, was flat, and a number of speakers from end-user companies acknowledged their continuing preoccupation with "just trying to make things work", the overall consensus seemed to be that RFID was here to stay.

  • DOD Finalizes RFID Mandate Language

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Department of Defense has finalized the contract clause mandating select suppliers to tag certain shipments headed for two DOD supply depots.

  • Startup Offers Outsourced Tag Production

    A new RFID startup was announced earlier this month. Called Confidex, the company is located in Nokia, Finland, and will specialize in providing solutions for tag design, engineering, and production.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Ari Juels

    Flagmaker to weave RFID data into SAP platform; IP Smart Packaging, Cascade offer RFID-enabled clamp attachments; Blue Vector, RFID4U offering RFID training; Alien names two label converter partners; Indala, CoreStreet combining products; IBM to add Gen 2 capability to printer.

  • AT&T Plans Managed RFID Services

    By Jonathan Collins

    The company will soon launch a trial of its new services, including the design, implementation and management of RFID networks.

  • Siemens and AT&T Jump Into RFID

    Today we consider the announcements of two household technology names, Siemens and AT&T. What makes these two particularly interesting is that they represent the first highly-publicized RFID activity by both companies.

  • RFID Consortium Taps MPEG LA

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The patent-management organization will administer the consortium's RFID patent-licensing process.

  • EPCglobal Certifies Gen 2 Hardware

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The organization announced the initial recipients of its Gen 2 hardware conformance certifications, and the accreditation of four performance test centers.

  • Alien Drops Tag Price to 12.9 Cents

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The California tag-maker, which also announced new Gen 1 and Gen 2 Squiggle tags, claims the low price indicates its ability to break further price barriers down the line.

  • IBM and Cisco Serious About RFID

    Amid the flurry of announcements coming out of the EPCglobal conference, some of the biggest names in technology are asserting their commitment to the RFID market with new products and services. Today we look at the announcements of two such heavy-hitters, IBM and Cisco.

  • Msway Buys 100m EPC Tags

    By Jonathan Collins

    The Korean semiconductor distributor has signed a five-year deal to buy 100 million EPC RFID tags from SmartCode.

  • EPCglobal US Conference News

    By Ari Juels

    STMicroelectronics unveils Gen 2 chip; PSC releases handheld with new Sirit reader; Accu-Sort releases RFID software; SAP certifies Acsis' DataLink Integration; SAMSys offers Gen 2 Starter Kit; ConnecTerra releases Enterprise Server; UPM Rafsec Gen 2 OneTenna inlay available; Avery Dennison starts Gen 2 tag production.

  • Cisco Embeds RFID Apps in Network

    By Mark Roberti

    The networking company has embedded RFID filtering capabilities into its hardware and announced new partners.

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