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  • California RFID Bill One Step Away from Law

    The RFID Law Blog has published an article on the latest development in the California legislation concerning RFID technology. Last Thursday, the California Senate approved the bill in question by a wide margin of 30 to seven. There is now one remaining step for it to become law: the governor must sign it.

  • NFC Scores High at Atlanta Arena

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    A technology trial of Nokia phones, powered with near-field communication technology, made points with sports fans.

  • Hyan and Parelec Teaming on Tags for Products, Mass Transit

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The tag maker and conductive-ink manufacturer say their combined products are being used for product authentication and in single and multiuse mass-transit cards.

  • RFID Consortium Names Patent-Pool Administrator

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Via Licensing Corp. will operate the UHF RFID licensing program; the consortium now needs to appoint a consultant to review patent submissions.

  • RFID Patent Pool Selects Third-Party Administrator

    Yesterday the RFID Consortium announced the selection of Via Licensing to administer its patent pool of essential ultrahigh frequency RFID technology. The selection marks the first major, public development from the consortium since it formed more than a year ago.

  • The Potential for RFID in Pharmaceutical Packaging

    Research firm IDTechEx recently released an assessment of the potential market for RFID in the pharmaceutical industry. This article summarizes the key findings on compliance improvement, tamper recording, and the combination of RFID with sensors.

  • RFID Market to Exceed $14 billion in Life Sciences

    By Beth Bacheldor

    A new study shows that e-pedigrees, tracking and tracing biospecimens, electronic data capture of clinical information and other applications will drive growth over the next three years.

  • PCTS, Radianse Team for Hospital Tracking Solution

    By Claire Swedberg

    The partnership brings together PCTS' patient- and asset-tracking software with Radianse's real-time indoor positioning solutions.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Calif. RFID bill headed for governor's desk; HF chips sales surpass half-billion mark, says report; Inside Contactless lands deal for 5 million cards; Barcoding Inc. buys Acuity ID; TrueDemand draws second funding round; Goliath Solutions joins EPCglobal.

  • Weyerhaeuser Snaps Up Printed RFID Startup

    Weyerhaeuser, the $22.6 billion conglomerate known to most as a timber company, today announced that it has acquired OrganicID, a developer of printed RFID. Financial terms were not disclosed.

  • San Francisco Airport OKs RFID Bag-Tracking Pilot

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The six-month pilot is being deployed in collaboration with Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and Incheon International Airport in the hope of improving baggage handling.

  • Weyerhaeuser Acquires Tag Innovator Organic ID

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The paper company says it acquired the Colorado startup to bring its printable RFID tag research and development in-house.

  • Omron Introduces New Gen 2 Inlays

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The company says its Gen 2 inlays can be read in any part of the world.

  • Xterprise Provides RFID for Plastic Pallet Pool

    Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS), a startup that plans to offer an RFID-tagged all-plastic pallet pool, has selected Xterprise as its RFID solution provider. Xterprise will work with iGPS' manufacturing partners to embed RFID tags in the pallets, and will help design business applications for the company's pallet tracking system.

  • IDTechEx on RFID Adoption in China

    Research firm IDTechEx today released an assessment of RFID adoption in China. This article summarizes the key findings on standardization, impediments to adoption, the goverment's role, and the scale of Chinese deployments.

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