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Will Europe Embrace the EPC?

Will Europe Embrace the EPC?

The Auto-ID Center's goal of creating a global network for tracking goods with RFID tags may hinge on Europe. EPC faces some special challenges in the region, but the technology appears to be gaining ground.
Will Wal-Mart Order RFID Tagging?

Will Wal-Mart Order RFID Tagging?

Rumors are rife that Wal-Mart plans to require suppliers to tag pallets and cases by January 2005. RFID Journal reveals the truth about Wal-Mart's plans and its 12-year quest for affordable RFID.

Understanding RFID Standards

Last week, the International Organization for Standard- ization took a major step forward on proposed RFID standards for supply chain applications. This guide explains why they are important to your company.
Is This the Future of Retailing?

Is This the Future of Retailing?

This month, Gillette begins testing smart shelves in Wal-Mart and Tesco stores. If the pilots prove that RFID can dramatically reduce out-of-stocks and thwart shoplifters, the technology could change stores forever.
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.