CAPID - A European consortium developing item level tagging beyond RFID/NFC (Printed Electronics Europe 2018)

Dr Alexander Mityashin, Program Manager-Thin Film Electronics

Presentation Summary

A Horizon 2020 project CAPID started in 2017. The project develops a new wireless tag technology for item level identification.
CAPID technology is different from RFID and NFC tags. It is based on a different communication principle - capacitive energy and data transfer. Small capacitive antennas are manufactured directly on-chip as part of the semiconductor process. A simple and very low cost tags thus - no external antenna coil nor assembly process is required. Second, we envision the use of capacitive touchscreens (smartphones, tablets, etc.) as reader devices for the capacitive tags.
Beyond technology development, CAPID end-users, including Cartamundi, Rebased and Simply-X demonstrate the application of the new technology in large volume markets such as gaming, micro-payments, and ticketing.
Consortium members: Cartamundi, Cartamundi Digital, Rebased, Simply-X, TNO, imec

Speaker Biography (Alexander Mityashin)

Dr. Alexander Mityashin is a project manager in the thin-film electronics department at imec. In this role, he is responsible for imec's R&D in thin-film electronics ICs from 2014. He was awarded a MSc (Honors) degree from the Moscow State Technical University in 2008 and a PhD (summa cum laude) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Leuven in 2013. He authored numerous conference contributions and journal publications on science and technology of thin-film electronics.

Company Profile (IMEC)

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