Intelligent Machines

Cheap, Printed RFID

Dec 22, 2008

Intelligent Machines

Cheap, Printed RFID

Dec 22, 2008

New RFID tags with circuitry deposited by simple printing technologies could finally make it cost effective to tag low-value products on retail shelves. The printing process eliminates the need for expensive optical lithography and reduces the consumption of energy and toxic materials, cutting costs: the tags cost less than half as much as existing ones. Mobile phones with built-in RFID scanners could let consumers access information about tagged products, or even pay for them without waiting in line.

Product: Kovio HF (13.56 MHz) printed integrated circuit
Cost: Around 3 to 5 cents
Source: www.kovio.com
Companies: Kovio