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  • PolyIC Announces Printable RFID Prototypes

    PolyIC claimed a breakthrough in the development of printable RFID tags with the announcement that its printing process has successfully produced miles of prototype rolls of 13.56 MHz integrated circuits.

  • Zebra Set to Expand Its Footprint in RFID Space

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The vendor plans to leverage newly acquired technology patents for reader-tag communications and transponder designs in future products.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Construction-safety firm using RFID tracking tool; Fluensee expands asset-tracking product to Europe; Dimatix shrinks printhead to enable 20-micron printing; Chevron to use OTI for automated fleet fueling; Fractus announces compact antenna patent.

  • CE RFID Holds Its First Meeting

    By Rhea Wessel

    Formed by Metro Group, Deutsche Post World Net, UPM Raflatac and other key European players in RFID, the organization met to develop recommendations on RFID standards and regulations for the European Commission.

  • PolyIC Announces Printed 13.56 MHz RF Tags

    By Rhea Wessel

    At the Organic Electronics Conference, the company claims it has used a roll-to-roll printing process to create a precursor to printed HF RFID tags, consisting of printed polymer electronic components applied to foil-based antennas.

  • RFID Legal Education Should be Job One, Say Policy Experts

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Organizations need to be proactive in shaping regulations, standards and public policies that will impact how RFID is deployed, say speakers at a seminar on the technology's legal ramifications.

  • Staples Business Depot Sees Big Benefits From RFID Test

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Wins include significant reductions in shipment-processing time and on-time receipt of almost all orders sent to its store test site.

  • RFID Journal Announces Dates for RFID Journal LIVE! 2008

    By Andrew Price

    RFID Journal's sixth annual U.S. conference and exhibition, to be held in Las Vegas in 2008, will focus on business benefits, strategy and implementation of RFID.

  • RFID End-User Council Focuses on Electronic Products

    By Claire Swedberg

    Best Buy, Sears, HP and other retailers and manufacturers will explore RuBee and other alternative RFID technologies.

  • RFID Analysts Smile on Motorola-Symbol Deal

    Early reactions to Motorola's acquisition of Symbol from the general business and technology press were favorable when the deal was announced last Tuesday. Since then, analysts with a closer view of the AIDC and RFID space have digested the news and issued their own comprehensive analysis of what it means, the highlights of which are discussed in this article.

  • RFID Continues to Take Back Seat in Automotive

    This guest article from AMR Research's Kevin Reale considers reasons for the automotive industry's lagging adoption of RFID, while making the argument that once adoption finally takes off, auto manufacturers will need to deploy the technology to remain competitive.

  • NIST Releases RFID Security Recommendations

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The group's IT security division offers practical advice on securing RFID systems, for government and non-government users alike.

  • Stakes Are High for Mexican Pharma RFID Mandate

    By Beth Bacheldor

    To participate in Mexico's federal Seguro Popular health-insurance program, which currently serves 4 million families, drug manufacturers and distributors will use UHF and HF RFID tags to track pallets, cases and individual containers of pharmaceuticals.

  • RFID-enabled Locks Secure Bags of Blood

    By Rhea Wessel

    Ospedale Maggiore, a hospital in Bologna, Italy, has been using a system involving RFID-enabled seals to be sure patients are given only the blood intended for them.

  • Zebra Buys $10m in RFID Intellectual Property

    Zebra Technologies broadened its RFID intellectual property portfolio by acquiring IP and patents from BTG, a technology transfer company. BTG, which has been involved in RFID for years and previously helped commercialize the Supertag for retail item tagging, is now fully divested of RFID technology.

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