Printed electronics could transform RFID industry

by admin May 30, 2006 at 11:21 am

But technology is unlikely to enter the mainstream for some years

Low cost printed electronics have the potential to transform the RFID industry, industry experts have predicted.

ABI Research said that the impact of this manufacturing technology will not be significant for some years to come, contrary to some expectations.

“Printed electronics (antennas, transistors and batteries) could eventually change the dynamics of the RFID industry,” said ABI Research industry analyst Sara Shah.

“Applied directly to materials such as corrugated cardboard, they would allow manufacturers and distributors to create their own ‘smart packaging’ and bypass the whole RFID tag production chain.”

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