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  • Texas Instruments Rolling Out Its Gen 2 Chips

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    TI says its Gen 2 chips will be available in August, in the form of wafers and as rolls of chips attached to straps. The company will stop making Gen 2 inlays.

  • DOD Getting Gen 2-Ready

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The Department of Defense is expanding its RFID requirements and infrastructure while it takes steps toward transitioning its requirements to support the EPC UHF Gen 2 standard.

  • BT Auto-ID Launches Service for Food Supply Chain

    By Jonathan Collins

    The company says its new BT Foodnet service can be used to aggregate RFID and other auto-ID data about food-related materials and products and share it across the supply chain.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Paxar offering Headstart RFID Compliance Kits; Ohio bill would ban employee-mandated RFID implants; Intelleflex secures $15.5 million in funding; Savi Networks Partnering With Embarcadero Systems Corp.

  • Investment Firm Focuses on RFID

    An investment firm focused specifically on RFID technology is becoming increasingly active, intending to expand its holdings portfolio with investments in Europe and North America. Called RFID Invest AG, the Liechtenstein-based firm was formally established in June of last year and currently holds stakes in four companies.

  • RFID Provider Intelleflex Lands $15.5m

    Intelleflex, the Silicon Valley-based provider of battery-assisted RFID platform solutions, today announced $15.5 million in a Series B round of equity funding. Led by Morgenthaler Ventures, the round was over-subscribed.

  • RAF Tracks Parts for Harrier Jets

    By Jonathan Collins

    The U.K.'s Royal Air Force is undertaking a trial to see if active RFID tags and readers can help cut costs and streamline maintenance operations for Harrier jump jets.

  • Third Academic Convocation to Be Held in Beijing

    By Andrew Price

    Researchers will gather in Beijing in October and are seeking papers from those working on applied RFID research.

  • New Industrial-Strength Tag From Sokymat

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The company's IN Tag is designed to withstand harsh processes, including those that involve water, high temperatures and mechanical stress.

  • Car Dealership Finds RFID the Key to Increased Sales

    By Claire Swedberg

    Bob Lewis Automotive is using RFID-enabled car keys to automatically track test-drives, improve security and simplify key access for salespeople at its Volkswagen showroom in San Jose, Calif.

  • Unilever Launches Trial Using EPCIS Protocol

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The trial uses software that complies with EPCglobal’s proposed Electronic Product Code Information Services draft standard, following a successful test involving an EPCIS-based data repository from IBM and data analysis application from T3Ci.

  • Surgical Sponges Get Smart

    By Beth Bacheldor

    A Pittsburgh-based startup has developed a system consisting of passive tags and a wand-like RFID interrogator that can detect if any sponges are mistakenly left inside a patient.

  • AudioTel Uses RFID to Protect Financial Data

    By Claire Swedberg

    A provider of software and services for financial institutions, the company is using an RFID-based access-control and asset-tracking system to prevent theft or loss of banking records.

  • Summary of Baird RFID Monthly for July

    Baird has released its July report. The 15-page document is a worthwhile read for anyone requiring an overview of the industry's last 30 days. For those without time to do so, we have reprinted here the report's summary.

  • New RFID Chip Product Launch Imminent

    The official launch of a Gen2 chip product is expected very soon. While no one would go on record with respect to the development, a number of sources have confirmed that in the coming weeks at least one silicon manufacturer will be announcing the availability of Gen2 chips in production quantities.

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