Germany company develops low-cost RFID tag

A German company has developed what it claims is the worlds fastest plastic radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, which...

A German company has developed what it claims is the worlds fastest plastic radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, which could provide a boost for the the fledgling RFID market.

PolyIC of Dusseldorf, founded by joint partners Siemens and Leonhard Kurz, has developed a printable and low-cost tag that operates at 600kHz.  

Fast, cheap and printable plastic processors is what the RFID market needs to encourage retailers to fully adopt wireless technology to track goods in the supply chain. 

The company is still working on the radio frequency the tags work at. The first tags will need to operate at 13.56MHz for commercial  use.

PolyIC is also developing a mass production system with high speed printers and expects to launch commercial versions of its tags some time next year.

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