- IBM Increases Footprint in Asian RFID Market
IBM has invested more than $7 million opening two RFID projects in Singapore: a testing facility and an educational program at a local polytechnical institute.
- Container Tracking Needs Standards
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
A survey conducted by ABI Research shows that companies involved in the container security and tracking industry are waiting for standards before they'll invest in technologies such as RFID.
- Lower-Cost RFID
- Fear of Job Loss Hurting RFID Adoption in UK Healthcare
A UK-based consultancy this week will release a report pointing to fear of job loss as an obstacle to RFID adoption in the UK's healthcare system.
- USDA Tags Deer to Track Disease
By Claire Swedberg
The Department of Agriculture is using RFID to determine how deer and elk contract chronic wasting disease, a fatal neurological disorder.
- Tamper-Proof RFID Tracker Unveiled
Avery Dennison and RF Code have teamed to produce an RFID tamper-proof physical asset tracking device aimed at the logistics, manufacturing, and transportation verticals.
- RFID Gen 2 Testing Complete: A Critical Milestone for a Global Standard
- Call for Action to Secure Ports
By Mark Roberti
Mic Dinsmore, CEO of the Port of Seattle, says action is needed in 2005 to secure the global supply chain.
- Starbucks Considers RFID for Delivery Solution
Starbucks is considering using an RFID solution to enable stores to receive deliveries from its 40,000 suppliers after business hours.
- RFID Patents Purchased by Casino Supplier Giant
RFID technology continued making inroads to the gaming industry last week with the announcement that gaming supply giant Shuffle Master had purchased two patents from Enpat.
- ABI Research: Intellectual Property Concerns Slowing RFID Adoption
ABI Research of Oyster Bay, New York, lists RFID enabled supply chains in its recently published list of "What Isn't Going to Happen in 2005."
- IDC: RFID Services Industry Worth $2 Billion By 2008
Research firm IDC predicts 47% growth for the RFID services sector in 2004, with the market's value rising to $2 billion by 2008.
- Strong Growth Expected In RFID Consulting Services
- Still No Takers for $10K "5-Cent Challenge"
There have been no takers for the RFID Journal Editor's offer to bet $10K that passive UHF RFID tags will be available for "5 cents in volumes of 1 million or more by the end of 2008."
- Tag Production to Explode in 2005
Often considered a representative metric for overall industry activity, RFID tag production looks ready to explode in 2005.