RFID Smart labels USA 2008

Hot RFID Sectors, Full Technology Analysis, Market Insight

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The Prosperous Market for RFID
The RFID industry is continuing to grow and incorporate more and more technologies and markets. Here, Raghu Das, CEO of IDTechEx, discusses which markets are booming, recent inclusions to the RFID umbrella and forecasts for the next few years. Find out which key players are presenting at IDTechEx's RFID Smart Label USA Conference occurring in Boston. 

The market for RFID continues to surge forward, with investments, acquisitions and orders at record levels. The premier American IDTechEx conference RFID Smart Labels USA, on the 20-21 February in Boston, MA will air all these aspects. For example, twenty company CEOs will present for funding to investors at the Investors' Forum with many more investors in the audience.

The main conference features a truly global line-up of speakers, from famous companies such as Ford and Boeing to many new to the business. There are exciting first announcements of new products and stories of unusual applications to tell. The buoyant market prospect for the next few years is shown below. Tags in the red segment, readers blue and systems and software green, according to IDTechEx research.

Source: IDTechEx www.idtechex.com/research

One example of this buoyancy is in the air industry, where global trade association IATA is successfully rolling out RFID on baggage for security and efficiency. We shall have other international views from airports and airlines at this conference.

Another vibrant sector is healthcare where tagging of assets and people is moving on apace; as is the compliance monitoring of drugs, where the smart pack can radio the identification of the patient and which pill was taken when. This is likely to become mandatory in drug trials to prevent the corruption of data. It is highly desirable in the home, because 40-50% of patients take their medication wrongly - a cause of much unnecessary suffering. Here the breakthrough comes from TCG in the Netherlands. To make electronic compliance monitoring economical and ubiquitous, "RFID has to be part of the packaging that is included during the manufacturing process, not just an add-on," says Jos Geboers, co-director of TCG. His company was involved in a recent Novartis trial followed by a pan-European set of drug trials currently taking place, both with electronic compliance monitoring. ECCT will announce their breakthrough at the conference. IDTechEx forecasts that more than $3.5 billion will be spent on RFID in healthcare in 2017.

Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman of IDTechEx, says, "We have several important themes at the conference this year. We consider the big forthcoming orders - who, where, what for? We address profitable RFID sectors now and unmet needs. We address opportunities across the full value chain and analyse progress from around the world. In particular, we shall assess RFID in relation to the needs of you, the delegate."

Speakers will appraise the booming market for active RFID in mobile telephones. The active RFID business is mainly one for systems, unlike the passive market. For the highest volumes, passive tags will be entirely printed. The conference will cover the printed RFID tags. Other leaders in use and application of passive RFID will also present, including an update from retailers. A session will be focused on contactless smart cards - the largest part of the RFID market in 2007 this year by value - with speakers from transportation schemes, cellphone companies the government, and many more.

We also cover one of the most important countries of all - China is spending a massive $2 billion on RFID tags and systems this year. IDTechEx will present on new analysis by its researcher Ning Xiao on RFID in China. This is now the country with the largest demand for RFID in the world at 40% value share of the global RFID market.

Register early and save - see www.IDTechEx.com/USA for full details or contact Sarah Lee at s.lee@idtechex.com or call +1 617 577 7890.

The seventh RFID Smart Labels USA event by IDTechEx - covering Printed RFID to Real Time Locating Systems. Register online now and save 10%.

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