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  • Robust Demand for RFID from Heavy Manufacturers

    Research firm Frost & Sullivan recently evaluated the RFID market in the North American aerospace, automotive, and industial manufacturing verticals. The firms pegs the collective market value at $71.3 million last year, and predicts that it will grow at a rate of 17.9% through 2012, when it reaches $225.7 million.

  • Avery Dennison Announces Licensing Program, Acquisition

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    The company is rolling out a technology-transfer program to enable label and packaging manufacturers to create RFID inlays by attaching RFID straps to antennas printed onto label or cardboard substrates.

  • Mitsubishi Electric Asia Switches On RFID

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The Singapore-based manufacturer is using passive UHF tags to track the power inverters it makes, and plans to expand the system to manage its inventory of other products.

  • NYC-Area Nursing Homes to Get UWB RFID Systems

    By Beth Bacheldor

    Real-time location systems provider Parco Wireless will deploy a new, less-costly line of ultra-wideband tags and readers for tracking patients and assets.

  • Pro-active RFID Policy Reaps Huge Benefits

    Adopting a bold, pro-active stance on incorporating RFID into its supply chain has resulted in huge benefits for a US manufacturer of women's apparel -- including demonstrating RFID compliance to major customer Wal-Mart well ahead of the deadline for second wave suppliers. This article is a case study.

  • RFID Reader Market Worth $1.18b in 2010

    Venture Development Corporation yesterday released findings on last year's market for RFID readers, which the firm pegs at $320 million. Over the next five years, VDC expects the market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of almost 30%, reaching $1.18 billion in 2010.

  • RFID Security Consortium Receives $1.1 Million NSF Grant

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Comprised mostly of academics, the group hopes to develop ways to improve security measures for RFID systems, and to incorporate the study of RFID into engineering curricula.

  • Argentine Drivers Use Passive Tags to Pay Bridge Tolls

    By Claire Swedberg

    The newly deployed system replaces one that used costlier active RFID tags.

  • RFID News Roundup

    By Andrew Price

    Tagsys partnering with OTA Training; Turkish bank distributes PayPass cards; Inside Contactless, Fluensee raise funding; Arizona Cardinals rolls out PayPass system; SAP qualifies PEAK RFID software.

  • 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.

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