SMTA International Conference Proceedings


Authors: Jie Zhang and Daniel Gamota
Company: Motorola Labs
Date Published: 9/25/2005   Conference: SMTA International

Abstract: The trial implementation using radio frequency identification systems (RFID) for pallet-level tracking for consumer products, airports and military applications began in 2005. Some industry analysts have stated that current RFID tag solutions provided by traditional silicon (Si) integrated circuits (IC) have reached their cost reduction limits at the current level of $0.25 per tag.

This cost level excludes many item-level tagging opportunities. A disruptive technology is required to reduce the RFID tag cost down to $0.05 and lower. The printed IC using high performance semiconductor ink and high resolution graphic arts printing will enable low cost functional RFID tags.

Key words: radio frequency identification (RFID), Si IC, IC assembly, printed electronics, printed antenna, printed RFID, organic semiconductor, inorganic semiconductor

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