RFID Journal Announces Winners of Its 14th Annual RFID Journal Awards

By RFID Journal

This year's winners—Grupo Boticário, Volkswagen do Brasil, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, SportCor, EM Microelectronic and Tali Freed—were announced at the RFID Journal Virtually LIVE! conference.

At last week's  RFID Journal Virtually LIVE! 2020 conference and exhibition, RFID Journal announced the winners of its 14th annual  RFID Journal Awards. The awards, sponsored by the  RFID Professional Institute, recognize companies that have distinguished themselves by their successful use of radio frequency identification (RFID) or Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, or by their introduction of a valuable new RFID or IoT product or service.

Each year, RFID Journal selects an independent  panel of judges to evaluate entries and choose the winners. The goal is to recognize the leaders in the RFID and IoT field, and to foster the adoption of such technologies by highlighting the best deployments and product offerings. The finalists for this year's awards were announced in March (see  Finalists Unveiled for 14th Annual RFID Journal Awards), and the winners were selected in six different end-user categories:

Best Retail RFID Implementation

Best Manufacturing RFID Implementation

  • Volkswagen do Brasil, which employs a real-time tool-monitoring system to track parts arriving from third-party automotive suppliers.

Best Health-Care RFID Implementation

Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation

Best RFID Implementation (Other Industry)

Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service

In addition, RFID Journal presented the Best New Product award to  EM Microelectronic for its em|echo-V product-authentication solution, which combines Near Field Communication (NFC) and passive UHF RFID in a single chip, creating an all-in-one tool for supply chain management, consumer engagement and product authentication (see  Best New RFID Products of 2020: METRC's Wearable Passive UHF Reader and EM Microelectronic's em|echo-V Dual-Frequency Chip).

Furthermore, RFID Journal's editors gave this year's RFID Special Achievement Award to  Dr. Tali Freed, a professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering, for her leadership at the  PolyGAIT-RFID Research and Development Center (see  Drone RFID Read Rate Near 100 Percent for Inventory or Asset Management).

Next year's RFID Journal LIVE! event and RFID Journal Awards ceremony will be held in Phoenix, Ariz. For more information about upcoming online and face-to-face conferences, visit RFID Journal's  events page.