The RFID Market and the Opportunity for Printed Electronics (2)
In the previous article we looked at the size of the RFID market and how printed electronics was impacting the manufacturing of antennas for RFID tags. In this article, IDTechEx explores the latest progress in replacing the silicon chip in an RFID tag.
Wireless power for the price of a penny
The newspaper-style printing of electronic equipment has led to a cost-effective device that could change the way we interact with everyday objects.
IDTechEx Hong Kong event award winners
IDTechEx held their Printed Electronics Asia and Wireless Sensor Networks, Energy Harvesting & RFID conference in Hong Kong last week. This was the first time all these topics were brought together at one event.
Sunchon University printed transistors
Professor Cho of Sunchon University South Korea presented on his transistor work at the IDTechEx RFID Europe event in Cambridge UK.
Nanobased printed RFID will reduce the cost of printing tags
Long checkout lines could be history with a new printable transmitter that can be invisibly embedded in packaging.
Printed RFID in 2010
IDTechEx projects that the market for passive RFID tags will grow to over $10 billion in sales by 2019. Much of it will continue to use silicon chips. Dr Peter Harrop forecasts the Printed RFID market for 2010.
Printed Electronics - the Giants Get Involved
Printed electronics often involves simple things such as printed conductive patterns to counter the pollution, unreliability, bulk, weight and cost of wires, solder and etched patterns. Most commonly, printed electronics will be used where traditional technology is simply not a feasible solution, such as wallpaper that generates power and doubles as a television and lighting or electronic anti-counterfeiting on 100 billion cigarette packets yearly, giving traceability at a cost of only 0.1 cents per package.
Printed Electronics vs Silicon
Although the capabilities of complex silicon chips increase at a rapid pace, there is little or no reduction in cost of the simplest silicon chips. How does printed electronics fit in?
Printed Electronics - On Track to a Major Industry
Progress with printed and thin film electronics.