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  • TI, VeriSign Devise Drug-Protection Plan

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The two companies have designed an open drug-authentication model that combines 13.56 MHz RFID technology and a public key infrastructure (PKI).

  • Gov't Agencies Do Not Consider RFID Legal Issues

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office this month released a report on RFID which broadly and, at about 30 pages, concisely discusses most aspects of RFID and its associated applications and issues.

  • Purdue Pharma to Run Pedigree Pilot

    By Elizabeth Wasserman

    The prescription drug manufacturer will use RFID to track and authenticate bottles of OxyContin as they move through the supply chain—from factory to pharmacy.

  • N.Y. Tests RFID on Domestic Deer

    By Claire Swedberg

    A number of the state’s deer and elk farms will try out UHF RFID readers and tags to identify and inventory their livestock, and possibly to control the spread of disease.

  • Avery Ramps Up RFID Inlay Production

    By Bennett Voyles

    The RFID tag and label manufacturer claims that its new system can manufacture RFID inlays at least 10 times faster.

  • Report: Disappointing RFID Growth From Wal-Mart Mandate

    Research firm Marketstrat recently released a report that broadly assesses the "entire RFID ecosystem." Entitled , the report considers the state of the industry today and is full of predictions for the RFID market's growth over the next few years.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Ari Juels

    Infineon supplying inlays for Arthur Blank's smart cards; LG and Integrated Engineering combine products for ePassports; EM Microelectronic announces new smart card IC; three new bundled solutions from RedPrairie; TagStone launches, announces partnerships; research firm issues reports on RFID hardware, software, services.

  • RFID Marketing Rolls Out in Seattle

    A company called Awarea, using RFID technology from AXCESS International, is furthering the roll-out of its Omni system next week in Seattle's downtown.

  • Intel, OATSystems Form Retail Initiative

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The two companies are offering a software and integration package to retailers seeking to deploy RFID.

  • Interview: OAT and Intel Team to Target Retailers

    RFID software provider OATSystems and chip manufacturing giant Intel today announced the Retail RFID Leadership Initiative, a collaboration aimed at helping retailers deploy RFID across their supply chains.

  • Alien Buys Airport Systems Integrator

    By Claire Swedberg

    RFID tag and reader maker Alien Technology has acquired Quatrotec, a provider of systems and integration services to the air transportation industry.

  • Report: Smart Cards Lead RFID Tag Consumption

    New conclusions from research firm IDTechEx suggest that the market for RFID may currently be very different than what is assumed by many in the industry: tagging of cases and pallets for supply chain visibility remains a surprisingly small contributor to the overall consumption of RFID tags.

  • FDA Cites Progress for Drug Security

    By Elizabeth Wasserman

    The U.S. agency says the pharmaceutical industry has made strides toward establishing an RFID-based system for protecting the nation's drug supply.

  • Chase Offers Contactless Cards in a Blink

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The global financial services firm will issue MasterCard and Visa credit cards embedded with RFID tags to enable a contactless payment service called blink.

  • Shopping Cart Tracking Study Highlights RFID Potential

    New research from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania uses data collected from a grocery store where shopping carts were equipped with RFID tags and tracked throughout the store's aisles. Called "An Exploratory Look at Supermarket Shopping Paths," the paper offers enlightening conclusions about shopping patterns, some of which fly in the face of conventional wisdom.

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