- Florida Guards Against Leaks in Hydrogen-powered Vehicles
In cooperation with the state's government, University of Florida researchers installed wireless sensors where the vehicles are stored. The system measures any hydrogen gas escaping from fuel cells, then transmits that data in real time.
- Boeing Approves Intelleflex Chip, Weighs Higher-Memory Fujitsu Tag
With the silicon needed for a 64-kilobit parts tag finally ready, the company is getting closer to achieving its vision for a parts-tagged plane.
- Fujitsu Announces Roomy 64KB Gen2 RFID Tag
Fujitsu announced a Gen2-standard RFID chip with 64 kilobytes of user memory, which it claims is a world first for UHF RFID memory. Fujitsu is initially marketing the FRAM-based chip for aircraft maintenance applications. The product is expected to be available in the spring.
- Lufthansa Technik Uses RFID to Expedite Aircraft Repair
At its German facilities, the aircraft-maintenance service provider is attaching EPC UHF tags to documents that accompany airplane parts, reducing the need for manual data entry.
- Motorola Invests in Semi-passive RFID
Last week battery-assisted passive RFID provider Intelleflex announced $15.5 in Series C funding, co-led by Motorola. The two companies will collaborate on the development of future products, which both will sell. Intelleflex's total funding now tops $42 million.
- Raflatac Releases RFID Tags With Built-In EAS
Optimized for retail applications, the EPC Gen 2 tags are designed to be read equally well from all directions—even on densely stacked garments—and have an electronic article surveillance function that can be switched on and off.
- Industry Leaders to Keynote at RFID Journal LIVE! 2008
RFID Journal's sixth annual conference and exhibition will feature addresses by Procter & Gamble COO Bob McDonald, Sam's Club executive VP Greg Johnston, and Motorola Enterprise Mobility CTO Ray Martino.
- Registration Open For RFID Journal LIVE! 2008
RFID Journal has announced that attendees can register online or by phone for its sixth annual conference and exhibition, being held April 16-18 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.
- Rolls-Royce Tests RFID's Potential to Drive Its Supply Chain
The U.K. engines manufacturer is exploring ways RFID might be used to improve its internal processes.
- Europe's RFID Focus Moves to Implementation
At RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2007, attendees and participants indicated the technology's adoption in Europe is on rise.
- $6M Funding for Aerospace RFID Tag Maker
Last week the relatively unknown Tego announced $6 million in Series A funding. The company, which was founded in April of 2005, develops high-memory passive RFID tags and systems. It will use the funding to commercialize its technology, planning to bring a solution to market over the next year.
- Outlook Strong for RFID Printers, Bucking Doubts
Market research and analysts recently affirmed strong growth prospects for RFID smart label printer/encoders, which were called into question in light of tepid supply chain adoption and strategic moves by two leading product manufacturers.
- RFID Printer Maker Zebra Makes Two Acquisitions
RFID printer manufacturer Zebra has agreed to pay $145 million for Navis, a logistics solutions provider to marine terminals and other operations managing supply chain cargo. Zebra also announced the $16.3 million acquisition of all outstanding shares of proveo, an RTLS company that serves the airport ground-handling operations.
- RFID Journal, AIM Europe Produce Auto-ID Seminar
At the third annual RFID Journal LIVE! Europe conference and exhibition, AIM Europe will host preconference sessions to educate attendees about a range of auto-ID topics, including how to use bar codes and RFID in tandem.
- HP Canada Partners With Universities to Create RFID Labs
The joint effort, participants say, helps all involved parties conduct RFID pilots, carry out research and better serve the needs of industrial companies and other end users.