AMR Research says only 1 percent of the 550 RFID companies it tracks offer RFID-enabled software applications.
Gemplus will eliminate 1,000 positions and Schlumberger will shed 3,300 employees amid continued weakness in the industry.
Noise-resistant system is more accuracy in factories where there is electromagnetic interference.
Blackstone Technology says its reel-to reel process is 10 times faster than conventional machines.
New conductive inks make it possible to print antennas on conventional packaging for about a penny.
Manufacturers are designing low-cost smart sensors into everything from washing machines to cars.
The multi-protocol reader will be compatible with ISO standards and the Auto-ID Center's EPC spec.
Tagsys and Philips have created the first 13.56 MHz RFID tag and reader based on the Auto-ID Center's specification.
The startup plans to market a low-cost UHF chip based on an Auto-ID Center specification.
RFID Journal will hold a high-end executive conference in Chicago, from June 11 to June 13.