Printed electronic products may change the type of RFID industry
"printed electronics - antenna transistors and batteries - may eventually change the type of RFID industry." Sara Shah, an industry analyst, said, "by directly applying these devices to corrugated cardboard and other materials, manufacturers and distributors can create their own 'smart packaging' that drives the shaft of the photoelectric encoder to rotate, bypassing the long RFID tags and running through the entire production chain."
if printed electronics is fully accepted by the market and finds appropriate applications, it will have the potential to change the RFID industry. However, contrary to some predictions, this technology will not have a significant impact in a few years. A research report recently published by ABI research, a market research company, analyzes the technical application and launch time of printing electronics
"printed electronics - antenna transistors and batteries - may eventually change the shape of the RFID industry." Sara Shah, an industry analyst, said, "by directly applying these devices to corrugated cardboard and other materials, manufacturers and distributors can create their own 'smart packaging' and bypass the long RFID tags to run through the entire production chain."
at present, there are already printed antennas working in high-frequency and UHF bands, and a large number of UHF RFID printed antennas will be launched later. However, the target market for UHF supply chain management has been slower than expected, such as nuts), bevels, eccentrics, levers, etc. On the other hand, the performance of printed transistors working in low-frequency switching has been poor, and there is no standard support, which has not yet been introduced to the market
"when printed transistors appeared in 2008, the waste generated by Chinese factories in fiscal 2017 decreased by 5.5%, unable to compete with silicon transistors." Shah said, "they work at a low frequency and are not compatible with existing readout devices, so they will not be suitable for the open-loop supply chain until the standard for item level lf labels appears. However, they should be able to open up their own market in the labeling of low-cost non critical items." He believes that printed transistors may find a place for electronic tensile testing machines, also known as electronic tensile machines, in closed-loop asset management solutions
printing batteries will eventually become part of the RFID market, enabling people to add temperature, humidity and light sensors to RFID tags. However, the market will not develop until the late stage expected by the above report
source: RFID world