- NXP Boosts EPC Gen 2 Tag Memory, Performance
The semiconductor maker's two new RFID chips require less power to operate and work across the entire UHF RFID frequency range, from 840 to 960 MHz. One chip offers 512 bits of user memory.
- Wireless Sensor Adoption Expected to Grow Tenfold
According to a survey of industrial companies, 40 percent of respondents plan to deploy wireless solutions to monitor machine health.
- Alien Technology to Present RFID ROI Partner Demonstrations at EPC Connection 2007
RFID innovators will reveal adoption success stories in the exhibit hall of the fourth annual EPCglobal North America conference and exhibition, to be held Oct. 2-4 in Chicago.
- Early Adopter Sees RFID Progress
Phil Therrien, EPC manager for Kimberly-Clark, tells RFID Journal that despite a pause in the marketplace, RFID adoption is progressing and will move forward quickly in certain applications and product categories.
- OAT Launches RFID Software for Tracking Work-in-Process
The product is designed to make it easier for companies to configure their RFID systems to track materials and goods, and to issue alerts and take other actions based on business needs.
- OATSystems Tags RFID Sweet Spots, WIP and Retail
RFID software framework provider OATSystems today announced its Asset Tracking and Work-in-Process Solution which is designed to handle two of the most popular RFID applications, work in process (WIP) tracking and supply chain visibility.
- Microsoft to Showcase RFID-Enabled Applications at EPC Connection 2007
The software giant and its partners will demonstrate several ready-to-deploy, RFID-enabled applications at the conference, to be held Oct. 2-4, in Chicago.
- RFID Keeps WIP Well-Oiled for Oilfield Products Maker
Tejas Tubular Products uses EPCglobal Gen2 UHF RFID labels to track work in process on the pipes and other oilfield equipment it produces. The RFID system interfaces with its MRP applications and automated CNC machines to prevent production errors and to check accuracy of customer shipments.
- RFID Smooths Production for Oil-Pipe Manufacturer
Tejas Tubular Products, a provider of drill pipes and other products to the oil industry, is using EPC Gen 2 tags to help track and streamline the production process.
- Airbus to Present Case Study at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe
Carlo K. Nizam, head of value-chain visibility and RFID at Airbus, will explain how the aircraft manufacturer is using RFID as part of an integrated, company-wide approach to help streamline business processes and reduce the cost of operations for all partners in the value chain.
- Semiconductor Maker Cuts Production Time with RTLS
Multibillion dollar semiconductor manufacturer Freescale Semiconductor is using RTLS technology to track wafers through the fabrication process. The system from AeroScout has been installed at one facility in Texas and reportedly saves several minutes at multiple steps in the production process.
- Falabella Plans Second Item-Level RFID Pilot
The Latin American department-store operator says it learned valuable lessons from its first item-level pilot, yielding an inventory accuracy of 98.4 percent and a 25 percent reduction in out-of-stocks.
- GlaxoSmithKline Remains Committed to RFID
Contradicting a recent news report, the drugmaker says it will continue conducting pilots to demonstrate how RFID can be used to secure the pharma supply chain.
- Chip Maker Uses Wi-Fi-based Tags to Boost Production
Freescale Semiconductor's RFID deployment helps machine operators quickly locate work-in-process at one of its factories for fabricating silicon wafers.
- Throttleman Adopts Item-Level Tagging
The Portuguese fashion retailer has its manufacturer apply RFID tags to every item it sells, automating the shipment and receiving processes.