- RFID Journal Announces Keynote Speakers for RFID Journal LIVE! 2007
RFID Journal's fifth annual conference and exhibition, to be held Apr. 30 to May 2, 2007, will feature addresses by Wal-Mart CIO Rollin Ford and Sara Lee CIO George Chappelle.
- Toshiba Laptop Plant Raises Productivity
The company's RFID system, installed in Germany last summer, is already paying dividends, increasing worker productivity by almost 60 percent.
- Crown Saves Manufacturing Costs via RFID
The lift truck maker says the new system enforces more discipline among factory workers when it comes to checking out and restocking tools.
- QinetiQ and Crown Develop Item Containers With Antenna-less RFID Tags
The companies say the tags harvest power from the container itself, making them resistant to interference from adjacent liquids and metals.
- MRO is Major RFID Opportunity for Aero and Defense
ABI Research predicts that the market for RFID from the aerospace and defense industries will reach $2 billion in 2011. Drilling down into this figure, one of the key opportunities for RFID that ABI Research identifies is that of MRO, or maintanence, repair, and overhaul.
- Leche Pascual Plans to Use RFID to Pack and Track Food Products
The Spanish producer of dairy products and other packaged foods hopes data from the RFID tags will optimize production, improve food safety and reduce shipping errors.
- Wireless System Aims to Fast-Track Heineken From Holland
The Living Beer Plan aims to make moving products through customs more efficient.
- AIAG Plans to Issue RFID Guidelines for Containers in Early 2007
After the Automotive Industry Action Group publishes its guidelines, it hopes to begin a container-tracking RFID pilot with an automotive supplier.
- DFA RFID-Enables Its Cheese-Processing Plants
Dairy Farmers of America, the U.S. dairy cooperative that produces and markets Borden, Breakstone's and other products, is running an RFID system to manage and track the tagging of cheese shipments and product promotions remotely.
- Printronix Field-Upgradeable RFID Printer-Applicator
The company's new applicator encodes, prints and applies bar-code and RFID labels at manufacturing speeds.
- New Mount-on-Metal Tag Marks Biggest Gen 2 Chip Order for TI
The new tag, aimed at the Korean manufacturing market, is designed to improve read rates on metal-based items.
- Alien Extends Gen 2 Product Line, Expands Manufacturing
The company is making its own Gen 2 chip and celebrating the opening of a manufacturing facility capable of producing 2 billion chips and 500 million inlays per year.
- RFID Instructs Robots at Factories for Plastic Parts
Equipped with an RFID interrogator, the robot's arm determines if its mechanical hand is the correct one for the job.
- Honda UK to Track Components Through the Supply Chain
The manufacturer plans to track 350,000 containers and metal cages with EPC Gen 2 tags, specially made to work in metal-rich environments.
- A Shift to UHF Near-Field Predicted for Pharma
Andrew Nathanson, of the market research firm Venture Development Corp., says the pharmaceutical industry will increasingly adopt hybrid HF-UHF RFID solutions over the next five years, followed by near-field UHF technology.