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Gold/Lead Sponsor

IDTechEx is delighted to announce that Avery Dennison is the Gold Sponsor of RFID Smart Labels USA 2006

At Avery Dennison RFID, we offer high-volume, high-quality, RFID inlays, including a robust portfolio of EPC Gen 2 products. We design, test and produce superior tags for companies seeking to realize the full benefits of RFID in supply chain and item-level applications. rfid.averydennison.com

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Silver Level Sponsors

Emerson & Cuming For over 50 years, Emerson & Cuming's focus has been on designing and manufacturing high performance material solutions for electronic industries around the world. Our expansive breadth of encapsulant, adhesive, and thermal management technologies combined with our decades of experience allow us to create solutions to difficult electric and electronic engineering challenges, providing maximum design latitude for our customers. Our vision is to be your first choice for circuit and component assembly solutions in the broadest sense.

Omron Corporation, a global leading RFID products manufacturer, provides V740 series UHF EPC inlays and reader/writer. The reader/writer supports both EPC class 0 and class 1 protocols ( upgradable to Gen2).

Parelec develops, manufactures and markets Parmod® VLT conductive inks and pastes. Parmod® inks differ from other conductive inks in that their patented chemistry uses silver or other metals more efficiently to provide for 3-5 times greater conductivity and lower cost. Parmod® silver inks are applied by screen, rotary-screen or gravure printing processes on paper or polyester substrates to provide low cost RFID antenna with read distance equivalent to traditional etched antenna. www.parelec.com

Symbol's comprehensive solutions for radio frequency identification (RFID) enable you to advance your business to a new level of efficiency, instantly see what's happening in your supply chain and make informed business decisions more quickly. www.symbol.com
ThingMagic, Inc. Founded in 2000 and based in Cambridge, MA, ThingMagic is a leading developer of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. Mercury4T, ThingMagic's fourth generation agile RFID reader, builds on and substantially enhances the company's original platform created for early field tests of the Electronic Product Code (EPC). www.thingmagic.com

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Emerging RFID Technologies Session Sponsor

Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks.  Seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things and information you need in your home, auto, workplace and all spaces in between.  Seamless mobility harnesses the power of technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost-effective and flexible communication.  Motorola had sales of US $31.3 billion in 2004. www.motorola.com


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Publication Sponsor

Rexam is one of the world's top five consumer packaging groups and the world's leading beverage can maker. We serve the Beverage, Beauty, Pharmaceuticals and Food markets with more than 90 manufacturing operations in over 20 countries. In local markets across the world, we help shape the experiences consumers have with our customers' brands... helping to create the packaging that people want today and to evolve solutions to meet their future needs. Read their 2005/6 packaging innovation report here.



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Bronze Level Sponsors

Bielomatik, a pioneer in RFID, is considered the leader amongst high capacity UHF and HF laminating machine suppliers. Lowest cost per unit, highest possible product quality level and high output are the distinguishing features of bielomatik's laminating solutions for the production of Smart Labels, Tags and Tickets. www.bielomatik.com
Cabot are experts in (1) Making and handling fine particles, (2) Modifying the surfaces of very fine particles, and (3) Designing particle-media composites for specific properties. www.w1.cabot-corp.com 

Cavanagh Consulting Group helps companies identify and implement best-of-breed IT security solutions. CCG specializes in security specific to Compliance, Networks and RFID. IT security is a complex market, with thousands of products and services available.  We help companies select the correct will fit for their existing environment, reduce the need to assign internal resources and educate these resources on the complex and difficult task of finding the right solution. www.cavanaghcg.com

Coveme was founded in 1965 and since then it is specialized in the production of high performance films having developed exclusive process technologies of surface treatments, multilayer coating, lamination and heat stabilization. www.coveme.com
Datacon Technology GmbH (member of Besi group) is one of the leading and most innovative providers of assembly equipment for the semiconductor industry and is ahead of the field when it comes to new technologies such as Flip Chip and RFID. Datacon offers a complete, dedicated assembly line to manufacture RFID tags with the lowest possible cost of ownership. The 8800 FC Smart Line is supporting both antennae (inlay) and strap assembly processes. Datacon plans to offer line solutions for RFID chip assembly that will reduce chip assembly costs to 0.1 cent/bond by 2007.
Delo has nearly 45 years of experience in the field of industrial adhesives. DELO has been working in the smart card sector with several proven records of success: The DELO products for the flip-chip industry enable secure electrical contacting and very short production times; opaque chip encapsulation compounds protect the chip against unauthorized viewing and copying; the Dam&Fill method patented by DELO enables defined geometries as well as minimum encapsulation heights.


Dow Corning is a global provider of innovative materials and solutions, advanced applications technologies and unique services to the entire electronics chain - from silicon manufacturing and semiconductor fabrication to device packaging and complete module and system assembly.
DuPont Teijin Films® is the world's premier producer of polyester films, with combined sales of about $1.4 billion and production capacity over 300,000 tons per year. DuPont Teijin Films, now the world's leading supplier of PET and PEN polyester films, specializes in film products and related services for the specialty, industrial, packaging and advanced magnetic media and photo systems, electrical and electronics markets. Brand names include Mylar®, Melinex®, and Teijin® Tetoron® PET polyester film, Teonex® PEN polyester film, and Cronar® polyester photographic base film. The business includes existing joint ventures with DuPont-Hongji Films Foshan Co.,Ltd., in China.

IDTechEx provides independent analysis on the development and application of RFID, smart packaging and printed electronics.

IER, subsidiary of Bolloré Group, develops solutions to optimize operational efficiency and enhance security in flow processing of people, vehicles and goods in the transportation and logistics industries. IER is the world leading designer and manufacturer of ticketing, self-service, boarding control solutions and access control equipment for the major transportation networks (air, rail, sea). IER is also one of the world leaders in secure access control equipment for building, public transportation networks and public or sensitive facilities, for pedestrians and vehicle traffic and a major European distributor of automatic identification, mobile computing hardware and custom supply chain management software.
IntelligentzT Corporation

Intune sets a new tone in the RFID antenna market. We are an established global company that specializes entirely in manufacturing high volume, low-cost RFID antennas. Our aim is to become the global market leader in the mass production of RFID antennas and to lead the way in their technological development.

Kester Founded in 1899, Kester is a leading global supplier of high performance connecting and interconnecting materials and related services for the electronic assembly and component assembly markets. Kester is known for high quality, advanced technology and superior technical support. With headquarters in Des Plaines, IL, Kester has additional manufacturing facilities in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Singapore, Germany, Japan, Brazil, Taiwan, Malaysia and China. Its worldwide manufacturing and technical capabilities provide the support required to serve major electronics manufacturing services providers, electronic component manufacturers and OEMs.

Melzer GMbh Building on their expertise in the smart card manufacturing sector, Melzer introduced the SL series of smart label, tag, and ticket production equipment in 2000. Using a patented inlay inspection and selection process, the SL is now the world's top selling RFID integration solution for smart labels.
Microclean Technologies has a range of cost-effective contact cleaning solutions which can trap and remove loose particulates as small as one micron in size. These solutions have been proven in the field with some of the world's leading labelling, printing, electronics, food and biomedical companies. Please visit Microclean on the Staticclean booth 33 to see a demo of the equipment and discuss your requirements. www.microcleantech.com  
Moxa Technologies is part of the Moxa Group, a conglomerate that manufactures device networking products for industrial automation. Information about all Moxa products, which include industrial Ethernet switches, serial device servers, multiport serial cards, and embedded device servers, is available on the Moxa Group's corporate website at www.moxa.com.
Multek provides industry leading development and manufacturing capabilities across the complete spectrum of PCB requirements, ranging from extreme miniaturization through extremely large high-speed back-planes. Supported by a global business network, with extensive research and design capability and the strictest commitment to quality, safety and standards, plus our pro-active world-class sales and marketing team in each major business region across the globe in US, Germany, UK & Brazil, Multek is renowned as a one-stop PCB solution provider for all global customers.
Mühlbauer is a global, independent consultant and manufacturer of turnkey automation solutions for the smart card, smart label, semiconductor backend and vision industries. In addition, the company is active in the areas of precision parts and OEM production. With about 1,320 employees in 19 locations on five continents, Mühlbauer is a leading supplier of production equipment for the smart card industry.
ODIN technologies ODIN technologies is the industry leader in the physics of RFID infrastructure testing, deployment and certification. Our physics based RFID expertise has been employed by more Wal-Mart, DoD and Target suppliers than any other RFID-focused integrator. www.odintechnologies.com
Paru is a leading developer of polymer based conductive ink and technology to produce low-cost printed electronics such as anti-theft tag, RFID tag, flash memory and etc. We are starting new business applying these technologies. At first we will launch EAS (Electric Article Surveillance) system, which is consist of printed polymer circuit and replacing conventional metal tags. Secondly we will launch World's First printed RFID tag, which made from 100% polymer electronic chips including its antenna. This polymer RFID tags combine the advantages of fast, cheap and flexible electronics. Thirdly we will expend our marketing field to other printed electronics such as flash memory, flexible display, OLED, fuel cell and etc.
PolyIC is a leading developer of polymer electronics technology and a future provider of printed electronic products and components. PolyIC will provide products for high volume low cost applications based on organic semiconductors.
PrisymID provide over 20 years of experience in barcode, labelling, RFID and print solutions for professional environments www.prisymid.com

SIMCO Industrial Static Control To protect RFID tags, SIMCO manufactures several products to control static charges.


SKC is a world leader in polyester films. The company produces its Skyrol ® brand of polyester films in both the United States and Asia.

Smart Holograms is pioneering a new technology ("sensor holograms") to develop innovative, non-invasive and multi-analyte diagnostics for applications in the development of "Advanced Systems for Disease Diagnosis and Management". These devices are mainly being commercialized in the areas of monitoring metabolic (e.g. diabetes) and infectious (e.g. microbial) diseases and in applications for infection control.


Static Clean International RFID tags and labels and Static Electricity don't mix, so Static Clean International offers products that not only address the potential problem of static damaging or destroying the information carried on the chip, it also has process control equipment to clean the label stock of debris. From MicroClean Contact Cleaners, WebVacs, Static Bars and Ionizing Air Blowers, Static Clean can reduce the risk of damage and downtime.
STOPSTATIC.COM We offer the simple solution to protect RFID devices from electro-static discharge, esd. RFID devices can be sensitive to electro-static discharge (esd). We are exhibiting the new ion360 Rods, a new patented technology, which dissipates static without contact.

Tagsys designs, manufactures, integrates end-to-end RFID infrastructure for e-connecting goods.


Tagsense Founded in March 2000 as an MIT start-up company, TagSense was originally formed as a developer of innovative low cost RFID and sensor technologies for the toy industry. Building on its experience with low-cost design and electromagnetic materials, TagSense has since grown to provide RFID technology and consulting services to a wide variety of industries and companies worldwide. TagSense currently has offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where it maintains facilities for electronics prototyping, antenna design, and electromagnetic testing. www.tagsense.com

UPM Rafsec is a world leading RFID tag manufacturer and pioneer of the EPC standard, specialized in low-cost and high-volume production.
XINK's InstacureT advanced conductive and resistive flexographic and gravure formulations allow printing of complex electronic circuitry for Intelligent and Active Packaging (IAP) applications, including flexible paper sensors (package security), sensor grids (pharmaceutical smart packaging), keypads (electronic paper diaries, access cards), and UHF and HF EPC RFID antennas. www.xink.biz

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"RFID in Action 2006" RFID case study sponsors

Written by IDTechEx and GS1 UK, the RFID in Action 2006 report will be exclusively launched at RFID Smart Labels USA 2006, with every delegate receiving their own copy. This covers progress with global RFID case studies and it is supported by the following companies.



Association Sponsors

RFID China Alliance is the only non-profit industrial association on RFID in China. The Alliance, comprised of RFID chip, label, middleware, reader, and printer solution providers, was founded on Nov 5, 2005, under the leadership of the Ministry of Information Industry (MII) of the People's Republic of China. RFID China Alliance's core responsibility is to promote RFID's industrial development in China, and help member companies to be up-to-date on RFID Chinese governmental policy, latest technological developments, and conduct effective marketing activities while exploring cooperation opportunities. www.rfidchina.org

We are proud to have this alliance as an association sponsor of RFID Smart Labels USA 2006. They will be attending - with Chinese companies- and provide an update of RFID developments in China.

AIM Global For more than 30 years, AIM Global has served as the association for and worldwide authority on automatic identification, data collection and networking in a mobile environment. AIM members are providers and users of technologies, systems, and services that capture, manage, and integrate accurate data into larger information systems.

RFID Tribe, a global organization with local chapters, is a radio frequency identification (RFID) collaboration forum. The group of industry experts collaborates on RFID and sensor technology, standards, venture capital, products, solutions, industry trends, people and events. RFID Tribe serves as an engine for ideas, people and capital. www.rfidtribe.com
SAL-C The Smart Active Labels (SAL) Consortium is a non-profit international interest group, established in 2002, intended to develop the use of smart active label technologies in a number of industries and to demonstrate new and improved solutions targeted at the specific needs described by end users.

Become an association partner: email Sarah Lee s.lee@idtechex.com


Media Partners

The China Supply Chain Council (CSCC) is a leading community of 10,000 professionals dedicated to continually improving the professional abilities, progressing in careers, sharing information and resources, uniting as a community, setting standards for excellence, building credibility in the supply chain sector, and (best of all) having fun. For more info, visit: www.supplychain.cn
Converting Magazine will distribute free copies of its March 2006 issue featuring a series of articles on flexographic printing by today's top packaging converters. Converting Magazine is the industry's authoritative print and electronic voice, serving package printers' technical and business information needs. Converting has the largest circulation to the industry: 42,966. www.convertingmagazine.com
Data Collection Online 's reference library and weekly e-newsletter service focus on the automatic identification and data collection (AIDC) industry. Manufacturers, resellers, and system integrators of bar code and RFID technologies are prominently featured on this Web site. Locate providers of fixed and handheld mobile computing devices (and supporting infrastructure) for printing and scanning bar code labels and RFID tags in our supplier directory. Download product specifications through the product showcase and case studies and white papers from the download library.

Please take a moment to join our community and discover the benefits of your free membership. For more information, view our editorial calendar for the list of topics we cover.

EuroTag is an independent educational forum for the RFID industry (from vendors through to users), offering its members an in-depth understanding of the various types of RFID/tagging products and technologies as they arrive in this busy market sector. EuroTag also clarifies the standards that are emerging to govern the operation of these products. In particular, EuroTag addresses the harmonisation of European tagging initiatives, and ensure that the right degree of interoperability exists between products and across borders.

Ink Maker has a proud history of 81 years of serving the printing ink and color industries. The editorial content consists of contributed technical papers and nontechnical features about trends, technology and global happenings to help our readers to improve their profitability. It is the only magazine in the ink industry that features a monthly interview with printers-the ink manufacturers' customer.


Integrated Solutions Magazine shows organizations how to capture, generate, and retrieve data at all points of work and service through the supply chain. We educate IT decision makers about RFID and related technologies that drive business performance – and revenue – by eliminating boundaries of time, distance, and scale. Integrated Solutions covers all RFID applications, ranging from active tag asset tracking to the latest EPCglobal initiatives. www.IntegratedSolutionsmag.com

Int'l Packaging News for China Working with the North America packaging title Packaging World, Int'l Packaging News for China is the first international publication in China that caters exclusively to manufacturing companies who package (in house or through contract packaging companies) food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, cosmetic, chemicals, industrial products and so on. URL

Int'l Package Printing & Converting News for China Working with the prestigious magazine Converting Today from the UK , Int'l Package Printing & Converting News for China provides in depth coverage of the latest package printing and converting technology from around the world to the Chinese converters and package printers. URL

Label & Narrow Web Label & Narrow Web magazine (circulation 10,500+) is devoted to the global manufacture of labels and other products using narrow web technology, and covers business trends, technologies, products, and events. www.labelandnarrowweb.com

Label Shimbun is a leading Japanese label newspaper.


MoreRFID.com is a leading global information provider of RFID news, report, articles, and events. Currently MoreRFID.com operates both English and Chinese sites.
packagePRINTING reaches more packaging converters who print flexible packaging, folding cartons, tags and labels, specialty printing, and corrugated containers. As the only publication dedicated to the printing of packaging, we reach more than 25,175 professionals at more than 14,900 individual plant locations-accounting for more than 92 percent of the $84 billion U.S. Market.
Plastics in Packaging As flexible and rigid plastics increasingly become the packaging materials of choice, Plastics in Packaging is the only global publication dedicated to the plastics packaging industry. It is aimed at bringing together those who buy, those who sell and those who make plastics packaging. Published monthly, and with a daily updated news service at www.plasticsinpackaging.com, it reports exclusively on resins, flexible and rigid packaging and machinery.

RFIDinfo.jp offers the latest information on the RFID smart label market in Japanese.

RFID International is a bi-weekly publication providing industry players in over 35 countries with concise, accurate coverage of the radio frequency technology industries throughout the world.

RFiD Society The RFiD Society is an internationally oriented and independent knowledge centre for RFID, based in The Netherlands. A non-profit approach and the legal structure of a foundation assure our independence.

RFID Solutions Online 's reference library and weekly e-newsletter service focus on incorporating RFID technology into data collection, asset management, and supply chain track and trace solutions. We feature both closed loop solutions as well as emerging open loop applications for the retail supply chain. Visit regularly to stay abreast of industry mandates and the evolving EPC Network standards upon which they are based. Locate providers of tags and labels, readers and printers, middleware, and integration services in our supplier directory. Download specifications through the product showcase and case studies and white papers from the download library.

Please take a moment to join our community and discover the benefits of your free membership. For more information, view our editorial calendar for the list of topics we cover.

RFID Update publishes daily editorial briefings for the growing ranks of top level executives involved in the deployment of RFID projects. Each issue distills the impact of global RFID developments into an analytical summary of the matters most pertinent to successful RFID implementation. Free sign up for executives, visit: www.rfidupdate.com

RFID World China is a professional RFID website in China, provides RFID-related information about the latest news, technological trend, companies and products.

RFID Weblog is an online media publication serving executives, researchers and others who follow RFID. As an alternative citizen media publication, we do not duplicate mainstream media reports, but instead add value through: - Information not widely published elsewhere - A common sense, balanced approach to controversial issues - Resources such as research reports, PowerPoint presentations, government regulations, and citizen experiences with and opinions of RFID

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. www.SDCExec.com.

Supply Chain Systems magazine (SCS) covers the emerging trends, best business practices, and the implementation and integration of manufacturing and logistics solutions into complete, end-to-end systems that enable companies to achieve their business goals. SCS is the only magazine that covers the solutions and practices that enable functional and cross-functional excellence necessary for manufacturers to succeed in today's global economy.

UsingRFID provides free daily news reports and informative articles about RFID technology and its applications, users, developers, trials, and implications. From the publisher of heavyweight research reports such as The Loyalty Guide 2004, this online publication simply aims to give technology executives and developers the pure facts without any hype, commercial bias, banners, or pop-ups. www.UsingRFID.com
Become a media partner: email Sarah Lee s.lee@idtechex.com

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