Producing and testing RFID smart labels: technology choices, costs, yield and other issues (RFID Smart Labels USA 2007)

Mr Gerald Steinwasser, General Manager
Mühlbauer, Inc, United States


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Speaker Biography

Gerald Steinwasser is the General Manager of Mühlbauer, Inc. , a subsidiary of German Mühlbauer AG, and thus responsible for the activities throughout the Americas. Gerald has been with the company for more than seven years and has been focusing the last years mainly on the bare die applications related to RFID and high-speed flip chip die sorting.
Prior to Mühlbauer, Gerald has been already working in the US for a medical company, Gambro Healthcare, where he was responsible for the 24/7 production of a highly automated injection molding department.
Originally from Germany, Gerald came to the US the first time in 1988 through an exchange program with the German military. Gerald graduated from the University of the German Armed Forces in Munich with a degree in aircraft- & aerospace technology.

Presentation Summary

High speed RFID production methods analyzed
Future potential of new assembly technologies

Company Profile

Muehlbauer is a global, independent manufacturer and consultant of turnkey automation solutions for the Smart Card, Smart Label, Semiconductor Backend and Vision industries. With more than 1,600 employees in 26 locations on five continents Muehlbauer is the leading supplier of production equipment for the Smart Card and Smart Label industry. Based on the RFID Smart Label experience since 1995, Muehlbauer is the only company in the world to provide a complete turnkey solution for RFID Smart Label production including test equipment to guarantee best quality. From raw materials like antennae, RFID chips or adhesives over straps and smart inlays to the finally finished converted self-adhesive Labels, tickets or contactless cards, all market requirements and participants can be served in the best way from one source.