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Sun Shines on Automatic-ID

Sun Shines on Automatic-ID

Sun Microsystems was among the first high-tech manufacturers to see the value of ubiquitous RFID. Sun's Dirk Heyman talks about the benefits and the challenge of creating the needed infrastructure.
The End of Counterfeiting?

The End of Counterfeiting?

Ravikanth Pappu is developing inexpensive plastic tokens that can be used to authenticate items. When combined with RFID tags, they could make it nearly impossible to sell forged goods.
Breakthrough on 1-Cent RFID Tag

Breakthrough on 1-Cent RFID Tag

Researchers at Infineon have found a way to create microchips on common packaging materials. One day, chips may be printed with commercial processes for less than a penny.
Libraries Adopt RFID By The Book

Libraries Adopt RFID By The Book

Four years ago, Rockefeller University Library became the first library to use RFID to track books. Dozens of others have followed suit. Do these systems pay off?
The Technologist-in-Chief

The Technologist-in-Chief

Sanjay Sarma, head of research at the Auto-ID Center, is leading the effort to create an, open global network for tracking products using low-cost RFID tags.