Statistics from the RFID Journal website in 2015 suggest interest in RFID is growing, as some visitors want to expand their RFID projects and others want to learn how to deploy the technology.
It remains to be seen whether the many recent acquisitions will turn out to be good news for end users and shareholders.
The technology's adoption is picking up in the retail apparel and nonapparel sectors.
Changing customer behavior is forcing companies to address operational issues related to omnichannel retailing.
Interest in RFID grows in energy, manufacturing and retail and picks up more slowly in defense and government.
People who want a career as an RFID technician will be able to earn a professional certificate that proves they are up to the job.
Once used solely for consumer applications, Bluetooth Low Energy beacons are finding uses in purely business settings.
The retail industry ponders the most efficient way to collect RFID inventory data.
As students learn about the technology, they bring fresh ideas for using it to improve the way companies operate.
Google searches indicate interest in the technology is ebbing, but the truth is more complex.