Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a term used to describe any identification device that can be sensed at a distance with few problems of obstruction or mis-orientation. The devices are often refered to as 'RFID tags' or 'Smart Labels'.
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13 Jan 2022

The Market Momentum in RFID

Almost two years after the COVID-19 outbreak began, the world is still in the tunnel. Despite the negative impact the pandemic has caused, there are some positive sides. For example, it accelerates digitalization - businesses are pushed to adopt technologies quicker to improve production as well as management efficiency.
4 Jan 2022

RFID - COVID-19 impact and its future outlook

RFID is a wireless technology that is used in a variety of businesses, from personnel identification, contactless card transaction, to tracking goods from retail apparels to manufacturing parts, etc.
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14 Dec 2021


CEA-LETI is the main department of the French research center CEA. Based primarily in Grenoble, it covers many aspects of semiconductor manufacturing, and has recently extended its scope to cover hybrid electronics. IDTechEx visited CEA-LETI on 1 December 2021
7 Dec 2021

Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison are a major supplier of labels, RFID tags, along with industrial/healthcare materials. IDTechEx interviewed Jeremy Schenof, VP Strategy at Avery Dennison in Nov. 2021, discussing the firm's recent RFID activities and prospects after COVID-19.
6 Dec 2021

RFID in 2021 and What to Expect for the Future

Despite a 5% drop in the global RFID market in 2020 compared to 2019, due to the impact of COVID-19, the market has recovered well in 2021. According to the newly released RFID market research report from IDTechEx, "RFID Forecasts, Players, and Opportunities 2022-2032", the global RFID market is estimated to be valued at $11.6 billion in 2021, rising to $12.2 billion in 2022. This market comprises RFID labels, cards, fobs, and any other form factors, as well as tags, readers, and software/services for both passive and active RFID.
24 Nov 2021

RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2022-2032

Forecasts from the IDTechEx report "RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2022-2032"
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24 Nov 2021


Impinj is a well-established RFID chip, reader IC, reader, gateway, and software supplier. Andy Cobb, Impinj's vice president of strategic finance, spoke with IDTechEx about the company's recent RFID activities.
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24 Nov 2021

RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2022-2032

IDTechEx Report: Raghu Das, Dr Yu-Han Chang and Dr Matthew Dyson
23 Nov 2021


Xerafy is a company that provides RAIN (UHF) RFID tagging solutions for a diverse industrial market. IDTechEx spoke with Michel Gillmann, Director of product and marketing at Xerafy on 27th Oct 2021.
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23 Nov 2021

HID Global

HID Global is a leading US supplier of secure identity products. HID Global is a group brand of Assa Abloy, a Swedish door and access control giant. IDTechEx interviewed Richard Aufreiter, VP Product Marketing IDT, and Marcus Holgersson, Strategy & Business Development Director IDT at HID Global in Nov. 2021.
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12 Nov 2021

Upcoming Webinar - The Development of 5g in 2021 and Its Prospects

Wednesday 17 November 2021 - Over the last year, we've seen an increasing number of 5G consumer network rollouts and field testing around the world. This webinar discusses an overview of 5G development; 5G commercial deployment; an overview of 5G application; and much more.
3 Nov 2021

5G mmWave Large-Scale Rollout: IDTechEx Discusses If and When

5G has two new frequency bands: sub-6 GHz (3.5 - 7 GHz) and mmWave (>24 GHz). 5G sub-6 GHz, with a frequency relatively close to the 4G frequency range, does not receive as much attention as the other new frequency band - mmWave. Even though there has been a lot of buzz surrounding mmWave, has this technology been extensively adopted? What are the pain points in the mmWave industry? What are its prospects for the future?
27 Oct 2021

Webinar (with Q&A) - The Year in Printed/Flexible Electronics: 2021

Wednesday 10 November 2021 - The accelerating transition of printed/flexible electronics from technology push to market pull; Applications of printed/flexible electronic technologies that have been commercialized over the last 12 months; Roadmap for future adoption; A selection of both technical and commercial developments within the sector over the last year.
26 Oct 2021

Smart Bandage Solves a Major Problem When Treating Chronic Wounds

How can doctors make sure a dressed wound is healing without taking off the bandage? This is a conundrum, because removing a bandage can disrupt the healing process. Technology presented in a new study in open-access journal Frontiers in Physics could help.
20 Oct 2021

Will Huawei Survive? A Comprehensive Analysis from IDTechEx

Under US sanctions, Huawei's revenue in the first half of 2021 was RMB 320.4 billion, which despite COVID-19 is a 38% decrease from RMB 454 billion in the same period last year; Xu Zhijun, Huawei's rotating chairman, pointed out that Huawei's goal is to survive. IDTechEx has recently launched the new version of their market research report on 5G - "5G Technology, Market and Forecasts 2022-2032". Some of the findings from the new report are presented in this article.
18 Oct 2021


NanoCnet is an early-stage company making conductive inks and other products based on their proprietary "silver nanostrand" technology, high aspect ratio silver nanoparticles with an oblong cross section. They state that these are more stable and much cheaper to make than silver nanowires whilst fulfilling a similar function.
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15 Oct 2021

Asada Mesh

I spoke to Pedro Pena, head of European marketing at Asada Mesh, at a TechBlick virtual event in Ocotber 2021. We discussed new uses for their stainless steel meshes and their growth during the pandemic.
15 Oct 2021

Metamaterial Technologies

I spoke to the Chief Marketing Officer of Meta at the October 2021 TechBlick Printed and Flexible Electronics online conference who detailed Meta's acquisiton of Nanotech Security, a firm making devices for banknote security, in early October 2021.
15 Oct 2021

Panasonic - Beyolex substrate

I interviewed Dr Andy Behr about Panasonic's new Beyolex printed electronics substrate at the TechBlick Printed and Flexible Electronics online conference.
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13 Oct 2021

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on 5G

Thursday 14 October 2021 - What is the deployment outlook in 5 key regions including China, the U.S., Europe, South Korea, and Japan? Who are the key players? How will this technology disrupt 5G industry dynamics? - and much more.