Is there an association or industry group that systematically gathers data with regard to total RFID tag production in all industries within the United States? Ideally, I would like to see the total production/distribution of RFID tags by year since such records were first gathered.
I am also looking for such data for the UPC bar code. Steven Brown presents such a tabulation in his book, Revolution at the Checkout Counter, but it ends in 1998. Where might one find the missing data for the remaining years?
Do you have any suggestions where to look?
—Name withheld, Arkansas
Perhaps our readers are aware of where to find this data. Anyone?
Mark Roberti, RFID Journal