Sunday, February 07, 2010

TI RFID Market Shift

Texas Instruments applies the brakes to its R&D investments as its target markets are adjusted. ...

... "But March said while RFID remains attractive for uses such as keyless entry for cars and ensuring the safety of pharmaceutical shipments, profits are being squeezed in the management of warehouse inventory. " ...


Via Dallas Morning News: TI RFID

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

RFID Dash7 Alliance

RFID industry alliance
Michelin, Savi Tech, TI and others have created the DASH7 Alliance to grow use of wireless data technology through better interoperability. A number of national laboratories will support the effort as technical advisors. ...

... "The DASH7 Alliance will work to ensure cross-vendor interoperability as well as to promote greater use of the ISO 18000-7 wireless data standard, which is more cost effective, more reliable, and operates at lower power levels than ZigBee and similar wireless data technologies. The DASH7 Alliance will also foster new wireless data innovations based on the standard, including advanced sensor networking, electronic seals, mobile phone integration, and other advances ... " ...


Via Dash7: DASH7 Alliance to Advance Wireless Data Technology

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Library RFID Solutions Partnership

Texas Instruments and 3M Library Systems have sustained their partnership in library RFID applications for 10-years. ...

... "To date, millions of TI Tag-it HF-I chips help libraries track periodicals in 3M Library Systems worldwide. Developed with a memory that reliably retains its data for an estimated 60 years at 131 degrees Fahrenheit (55 degrees Celsius), TI supplies its durable, high-quality HF chips in inlay format to 3M Library Systems, which manufactures RFID labels to tag library assets as part of its full-line of RFID solutions. The 3M RFID System streamlines the checkout and return, sorting and inventory management of library materials to better serve customers. Libraries are providing more services without an increase in funding and are turning to technologies like RFID to automate routine tasks and free staff to spend more time with patrons. " ...


Via 3M: RFID Innovation to Libraries

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Monday, June 30, 2008

RFID Transponder, Inlay Perform in Industrial Environment

Texas Instruments introduces the 12 mm Multi-Usage Wedge Transponder and 24 mm LF Circular Inlay to deliver improved performance in highly metallic and harsh industrial environments. ...

TI RFID Transponder

... "The 12 mm Multi-Usage Wedge Transponder offers improvements in chip circuitry that enable direct-on-metal mounting. The 24 mm LF Circular Inlay, manufactured using TI's patented tuning process, provides improved consistency in read and write performance in applications such as waste management and industrial production. The tags incorporate a number of TI's patented RFID technology and quality innovations including half-duplex (HDX) radio communication. HDX boosts read range by 50 percent compared with full-duplex (FDX) LF and offers a stronger RF signal because the HDX reader shuts down during the HDX tag's response. This allows the HDX reader to concentrate on receiving the signal thereby obtaining an accurate read as compared to FDX. In FDX systems, the reader signal remains on and may create RF interference as it attempts to read the FDX tag. HDX also features frequency shift keying technology which makes TI's tags more immune to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and other ambient environmental noise, allowing the reader to effectively read and differentiate tags that are close together. " ...


Via TI: RFID Asset Visibility in Harsh and Metallic Environments

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

RFID Smart Sponge

RFID-enabled SmartSponge System receives Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance. ...

... "The ClearCount SmartSponge System is a novel, RFID-based solution that was designed after extensive work with nurses and surgeons at leading healthcare institutions. The SmartSponge System uses Texas Instruments Inc.'s Tag-it HF-I portfolio of high-frequency products to automate the process of managing surgical sponges during surgery. The sponges are permanently affixed with passive RFID tags smaller than a dime. Steve Fleck, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer added: Unlike other technologies, ClearCount's RFID-based SmartSponge System allows users to simultaneously count and differentiate between types of sponges. Additionally, since RFID does not require a line-of-sight between the reader and tags, there is no need to physically separate sponges or orient the tags in any way to scan them. This minimizes the handling of soiled sponges by nursing staff. " ...


Via ClearCount Medical Solutions: RFID Surgical Sponge Counting System to prevent retention of surgical sponges (PDF)

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Overmolded RFID Rugged Environments

TI introduces overmolded transponder that will perform in rugged environmental conditions. These rugged encapsulated tags (Type RF-HDT-DVBB-N0 with 2kbit R/W memory) are particularly well suited for laundry operations. ...

... "The OM tags are designed to withstand extreme environments where temperature, high pressure and harsh chemicals inhibit the performance of line-of-sight automatic identification technologies such as bar codes and other less robust RFID tags. With their durability and small, 22 mm circular dimension, TI's 13.56 MHz OM tags provide increased read performance compared with competitive offerings for applications ranging from industrial laundry and textile rental to process industries such as perishable foods. " ...


Via Texas Instruments: Texas Instruments Introduces Rugged Encapsulated Tag for Harsh Process Environments

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

RFID Gen2 Strap-on-Box Case Tracking ...

TI and Smurfit-Stone collaborate to deliver case tracking capability through Gen2 strap-on-box RFID tags. ...

... "Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) and Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, the industry's leading integrated manufacturer of paperboard and paper-based packaging, is demonstrating the first Electronic Product Code (EPC) Generation 2 (Gen 2) radio frequency identification (RFID) strap-on-box prototypes at RFID World 2006, in Dallas, at the Texas Instruments booth #701. Using TI's Tag-it™ EPC Gen 2 Strap, Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation has developed an innovative process for attaching Gen 2 straps to printed antennas directly on a corrugated box. The company is introducing its technology to consumer products goods (CPGs) manufacturers applying Gen 2 technology to cases for supply chain tracking applications. " ...

RFID Gen2 Strap-on-Box Case Tracking: Via Texas Instruments: Texas Instruments and Smurfit-Stone Demonstrate EPC Gen 2 Strap-on-Box Application at RFID World 2006 ...

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Sunday, February 12, 2006

RFID World Keynote ...

RFID World is coming up ...

... "Julie England, vice president of Texas Instruments, and general manager of the RFID Systems business; and David Bonalle, vice president and general manager of Advanced Payments for American Express, will be presenting the opening keynote addresses at the 4th Annual RFID World, on February 28, 2006 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Dallas, Texas " ...

RFID World ...

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Thursday, January 05, 2006

TI RFID Ships Walmart Tagged Cases ...

TI ships WalMart RFID tagged cases ...

... "The Educational & Productivity Solutions (E&PS) business of Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced it is the first consumer goods supplier to ship RFID tagged cases and pallets based on the Generation 2 (Gen 2) Electronic Product Code (EPC) specification to WalMart. Starting with a dozen Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) shipped to five distribution centers, TI E&PS, a WalMart next 200 supplier, is tagging cases and pallets of its market-leading graphing, scientific and financial calculators using Gen 2 smart label solutions from Texas Instruments RFid Systems, NCR Corporation and Zebra Technologies. The dozen SKUs represent 100 percent of the calculator products E&PS ships to WalMart. " ...

TI RFID Ships Walmart Tagged Cases: Via TI: Texas Instruments Educational & Productivity Solutions First to Ship EPC Gen 2 Tagged Cases and Pallets to Wal-Mart

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Monday, December 26, 2005

TI Retains RFID Unit ...

Reports say TI to retain its RFID unit during sale of sensor division. ...

... "According to the Wall Street Journal report, TI is expected to hold on to a piece of the sensors and controls division that makes what's known as radio frequency identification, or RFID, devices. " ...

Via Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas | WFAA.com | Business: Sale of sensor unit would help TI focus, analyst says ...

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Sunday, December 18, 2005

TI Expands RFID Product Line

TI expands the capabilities of its Tag-It RFID transponder product line. ...

... "Expanding the scope, flexibility and potential market applications for high frequency (HF) ISO/IEC 15693 and ISO/IEC 18000-3 radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced it is broadening its line of Tag-it transponders with new memory, data protection and form-factor options. Now offered in both 256 bit and 2,048 bit memory options, the expanded Tag-it HF-I line introduces new tracking and authentication capabilities that provide system integrators and application providers the flexibility to build a host of data protection and privacy functionality options into their RFID solutions. The new Tag-it HF-I platform now offers the only password protected write functionality for ISO/IEC 15693 compliant products in the market. It allows RFID application developers the flexibility to choose the optimum memory and level of security from a factory-locked unique ID, to user-programmed password lock with decommissioning or kill functionality, to the combination of RFID with Public-key-Infrastructure (PKI). Markets for this ISO/IEC standard solution include high-value product and asset tracking visibility, pharmaceutical supply chain authentication, library management, event and venue ticketing, and laundry and textile rental tracking. " ...

Via Texas Instruments RFID: Texas Instruments Expands Tag-it ISO/IEC 15693 RFID Product Line

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

RFID Generation 2 Chips: TI Impinj Collaborate ...

Impinj and TI collaborate to deliver RFID Generation 2 inlay products. ...

Via Impinj: Impinj and Texas Instruments Announce RFID Gen 2 Supply Agreement ...

... "Impinj, Inc., the fabless semiconductor company whose patented Self-Adaptive Silicon technology enables its two business lines: semiconductor intellectual property and high performance radio frequency identification (RFID) products, and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN), a leading provider of RFID chips, inlays and straps, announced a supply agreement under which Impinj will provide its Monza RFID Generation 2 (Gen 2) chips for inclusion in TI's initial production of RFID inlay and strap products. As part of its Gen 2 product offering, TI is using Monza chips from Impinj for its manufacturing of Gen 2 inlays and straps that label converter companies are incorporating into finished RFID tags for use by consumer goods manufacturers in the global retail supply chain. Part of Impinj's GrandPrix solution for robust RFID systems, Monza is the world's first tag chip certified as compliant with the Gen 2 standard promulgated by EPCglobal Inc, the industry consortium established to promote RFID in the global supply chain. " ...

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Sunday, October 09, 2005

RFID LowFrequency Mobil Speedpass ...

The Mobil Speedpass is enabled by RFID technology operating at a low frequency of 134 KHz. It is an example of RFID used in a payment application, as compared to the wave of recent retailer RFID applications in the supply chain .

Via Network World: RFID (radio frequency identification)

... "Exxon Mobil uses RFID technology in its Speedpass payment system. Customers wave a small transponder in front of a sensor on a gas pump, debiting their account. Low-frequency RFID applications range from 3 KHz to 300 KHz; Speedpass operates at 134 KHz. " ...


Reference material on Speedpass RFID operating at 134Khz low frequency:

... "Analysis of the Texas Instruments DST RFID: DSTs of the type found in SpeedPass and automobile ignition keys are designed for short range scanning - on the order of a few centimeters. ... The DST, however, operates at 134 kHz. Signals at this considerably lower frequency penetrate obstacles more effectively, which may facilitate eavesdropping ... " ...


... "Texas Instrument’s ISO 14443 payment platform promises faster data transfer rates and more security: Speedpass, for example, uses a 134-KHz RFID platform made by Texas Instruments. The data transmission speed is around 10 to 15 kilobits per second, according to Richardson. " ...


... "Mobil tags (supplied by Texas Instruments) are excited by and interrogated with a 134 KHz signal because of its ability to provide solid coverage. Early field trials, however, revealed interference problems when the much lower-power tag-to-reader link operated at that frequency. The tags now deployed still use a 134 KHz downlink, but a 902 MHz uplink solves the interference problem. " ...


... "Psion Teklogix: Understanding RFID and Associated Applications: Low-frequency RFID systems are typically 125 KHz, though there are systems operating at 134 KHz as well. This frequency band provides a shorter read range (< 0.5m or 1.5 ft) and slower read speed than the higher frequencies. LF RFID systems have the strongest ability to read tags on objects with high water or metal content compared to any of the higher frequencies. LF tags are typically slightly more expensive than HF or UHF tags. Typical low-frequency RFID applications are access control, animal tracking, vehicle immobilizers, healthcare applications, product authentication and various point-of-sale applications (such as Mobil/Exxon SpeedPass). " ...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Zebra TI RFID Gen2 Demonstrated

Zebra TI RFID Gen2 Demonstrated: ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES FIRST COMPANY TO SUCCESSFULLY DEMONSTRATE TEXAS INSTRUMENTS’ GEN 2 TECHNOLOGY: Zebra, Texas Instruments and ThingMagic demonstrate Gen 2 technology, proving Zebra’s flexibility to handle RFID tags from multiple sources, to help accelerate the adoption of Gen 2 ...

RFID leaders collaborate to demonstrate RFID Gen2 performance ...

... "Zebra Technologies (Nasdaq: ZBRA), a global leader in delivering on-demand printing solutions for business and process improvement, recently collaborated with Texas Instruments and ThingMagic to demonstrate EPC Gen 2 tags from Texas Instruments in a Zebra printer/encoder during the EPCglobal Fast Moving Consumer Goods Business Action Group meeting in Houston, Texas. Zebra is the only company to successfully demonstrate printer/encoder communication with Gen 2 inlays from several leading suppliers. Highlighting the meeting’s Gen 2 Live theme, the demonstration featured Zebra’s R110Xi printer/encoder, embedded with ThingMagic’s RFID reader module and Texas Instruments’ EPC Gen 2 inlays incorporated into label rolls. " ...


Zebra Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: ZBRA) delivers innovative and reliable on-demand printing solutions for business improvement and security applications in 100 countries around the world. More than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use Zebra-brand printers. A broad range of applications benefit from Zebra-brand thermal bar code, "smart" label, receipt, and card printers, resulting in enhanced security, increased productivity, improved quality, lower costs, and better customer service. The company has sold more than four million printers, including RFID printer/encoders and wireless mobile solutions, and also offers software, connectivity solutions and printing supplies.

Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers’ real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company’s businesses include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries. Texas Instruments is the world’s largest integrated manufacturer of radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders and reader systems. Capitalizing on its competencies in high-volume semiconductor manufacturing and microelectronics packaging, TI is a visionary leader and at the forefront of establishing new markets and international standards for RFID applications.

Founded in 2000 and based in Cambridge, MA, ThingMagic is a leading developer of radio frequency identification (RFID), sensing and embedding computing technologies. Mercury4, 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). Designed to meet the business needs of a future where networked objects are pervasive, the Mercury4 line of RFID readers also includes an embedded reader, Mercury4e, and a handheld reader, Mercury4h. Mercury4 RFID readers are the only intelligent, network-ready RFID readers, and the only devices that can read any RFID tag.

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Monday, August 15, 2005

RFID Scanner Controller Technology ...

RFID Scanner Controller Technology: TI INTRODUCES 100-V POWER-OVER-ETHERNET SINGLE-CHIP CONTROLLER FOR IP PHONES AND WLAN SYSTEMS: Highly Integrated Power IC Combines Power Device Control with DC/DC Controller to Simplify Design of Ethernet-Powered Applications ...

TI launches controller that supports implementation of RFID scanners ...

... "Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced its third generation Power-over-Ethernet controller technology that eases implementation of Ethernet-powered devices such as WLAN access points, IP phones, security and RFID scanners. " ...


TI provides IEEE 802.3af-compliant powered device controllers and power sourcing equipment manager ICs, which manage power in multiple Ethernet ports. Leveraging its volume production capabilities, TI to date has shipped Power-over-Ethernet ICs to a broad base of customers around the world. TI's highly integrated TNETV1050 IP phone system-on-a-chip incorporates TI's Power-over-Ethernet technology, providing increased capability and reliability when implementing Ethernet-powered IP phones. TI is the leading supplier of VoIP semiconductor products.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Lowry RFID Uses TI Gen2 Inlays ...

Lowry RFID Uses TI Gen2 Inlays: LOWRY SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH TEXAS INSTRUMENTS FOR SMART TRAC™: EPC GEN 2 LABELS: Lowry is among the first label converters to offer EPC Gen 2 RFID labels ...

Lowry's RFID labels incorporate TI EPC Gen2 inlays to support Walmart and DOD RFID implementations ...

... "Lowry Computer Products, Inc., a leading provider of wireless, RFID-EPC, bar code, and data collection solutions, announced an agreement with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), a worldwide leader in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. Under the terms of the agreement, Lowry’s label conversion facility will integrate TI’s Electronic Product Code™ (EPC) Gen 2 inlays into its Smart Trac RFID labels for retail and Department of Defense (DoD) RFID supply chain applications. " ...


Lowry Computer Products, Inc. is a synergistic organization made up of manufacturing, services, and systems integration, enabling the company to provide complete wireless, RFID, bar code, and data collection solutions in the vanguard of technology, equipment, and industry compliance. Lowry is a manufacturer of Print, Encode & Apply™ systems for case and pallet RFID labeling applications and Smart Trac™ RFID labels with tag inlays from leading suppliers, and a systems integrator of RFID printers, encoders, scanners and middleware from best-inclass partners. Lowry’s experienced professional services team has the skill set to conduct site surveys, recommend and install products, and determine optimal tag selection and tag placement for RFID supply chain applications. The company’s nationwide service network ensures that hardware is well maintained, whatever the location, and Lowry’s service team conducts authorized on-site and depot repair. Comprehensive service and media programs are available to customers. Lowry is a Founding Solution Provider of EPCglobal and a member of AIM Global, the organization for Automatic Identification and Mobility.

Texas Instruments is the world’s largest integrated manufacturer of radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders and reader systems. Capitalizing on its competencies in high-volume semiconductor manufacturing and microelectronics packaging, TI is a visionary leader and at the forefront of establishing new markets and international standards for RFID applications.

Gen2 RFID inlay references:

Texas Instruments (TI) recently announced a delivery milestone of pre-production samples of Gen2 UHF inlays and straps to label converter and printer customers. TI will begin ramping to volume production in the millions beginning in July 2005, starting with its ultra-high frequency (UHF) EPC Gen2 inlays.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) a leading provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology (distributed in Australia through Electro-Com), today announced a delivery milestone of pre-production samples of Electronic Product Code™ (EPC) Generation (Gen) 2 inlays and straps to label converter and printer customers.

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RFID FRAM HighSpeed ReadWrite Performance ...

RFID FRAM High Speed ReadWrite Performance: Fujitsu Introduces New, Light, Cost-Effective RFID Tags with 256 Bytes of FRAM for Product Tracking, Distribution Applications: Adds to FerVID™ Family of RFID Products ...

Fujistu's RFID tag uses FRAM to achieve high-speed read/write performance ...

... "Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) today introduced the newest member of its FerVID family of RFID tags, the MB89R119, which incorporates 256 bytes of FRAM and operates at approximately 50 times the speed of tags that use EEPROM. Designed to use the 13.56MHz frequency, the MB89R119 costs about the same as EEPROM RFID tags, but provides significantly faster read/write operations. It can complete write operations at roughly double the speed of an EEPROM-based tag. The memory uses proprietary Fujitsu commands issued by the chip, resulting in read operations that are approximately twice as fast as conventional products. " ...


Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in innovation. FMA provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and services for the networking, communications, automotive, security and other markets throughout North and South America.

FRAM References:

Ramtron Achieves 1-Megabit FRAM Milestone with Industry-Leading Write Speed, Reliability and Endurance ...

Fujitsu Develops High Capacity, High Speed Chip with Embedded FRAM for RFID Tags: New Chip Tracks Products from the Factory Floor through the Distribution Channel while Monitoring Quality Control ...

TI produced a 64 Megabit Ferroelectric RAM (FRAM) chip within a standard CMOS logic process, validating the technology as a cost- effective alternative to embedded Flash and embedded DRAM. FRAM cells use less power and cost less to manufacture than alternatives. Embedding memory on the same chip as the processor, peripherals and other components will reduce system chip count and complexity, increase system performance and increase security of the data.

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Friday, July 29, 2005

Symbol RFID Leader Joins AIMGlobal Board

Symbol RFID Leader Joins AIMGlobal Board: Symbol Technologies John G. Bruno Elected to AIM Global's Board of Directors

... "Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:SBL), The Enterprise Mobility Company, today announced that John G. Bruno, senior vice president and general manager of Symbol's RFID division, has been elected to AIM Global's Board of Directors. AIM Global, a not-for-profit trade association, is recognized as the worldwide authority on automatic identification and mobility. Bruno joins 12 other industry leaders on the AIM Board of Directors, including other newly elected members from such notable companies as Texas Instruments, Zebra Technologies and Acura Technologies. " ...


Symbol Technologies, Inc., The Enterprise Mobility Company™, is a recognized worldwide leader in enterprise mobility, delivering products and solutions that capture, move and manage information in real time to and from the point of business activity. Symbol enterprise mobility solutions integrate advanced data capture products, radio frequency identification technology, mobile computing platforms, wireless infrastructure, mobility software and world-class services programs under the Symbol Enterprise Mobility Services brand.

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. Serving more than 900 members in 43 countries, AIM is dedicated to accelerating the growth and use of Automatic Identification and Mobility technologies and services around the world.

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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Accelerate EPC Generation2 RFID Deployment

Accelerate EPC Generation2 RFID Deployment: Philips and Texas Instruments join forces to accelerate EPC Generation 2 RFID deployment: Industry leaders team up to drive standardization and ensure worldwide interoperability of ultra-high-frequency Electronic Product Code RFID standard ...

... "Two of the leading radio frequency identification (RFID) semiconductor manufacturers, Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN), today announced an agreement to cooperate on conformance testing for the technical interpretation of the EPCglobal Inc Electronic Product Code (EPC) Generation (Gen) 2 RFID standard. This joint effort is aimed at ensuring interoperability and accelerating market deployment of Gen 2 products, such as labels, hardware and system solutions, to offer multiple sourcing for implementations of RFID throughout the world. The EPC Gen 2 standard, currently in the process of standardization by the International Standards Organization (ISO)/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for global adoption, is the newest and most advanced of the RFID specifications for the ultra-high frequency (UHF) band centered around 900 MHz. " ...


Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is one of the world’s biggest electronics companies and Europe’s largest, with sales of EUR 30.3 billion in 2004. With activities in the three interlocking domains of healthcare, lifestyle and technology and 160,900 employees in more than 60 countries, it has market leadership positions in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring, color television sets, electric shavers, lighting and silicon system solutions.

Texas Instruments is the world’s largest integrated manufacturer of radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders and reader systems. Capitalizing on its competencies in high-volume semiconductor manufacturing and microelectronics packaging, TI is a visionary leader and at the forefront of establishing new markets and international standards for RFID applications.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Authenticated RFID Drug Security: PKI Technology

Authenticated RFID Drug Security: PKI Technology: 3M and Texas Instruments Implement Authenticated RFID to Combat Counterfeit Drugs ...

3M and TI collaborate to deliver authenticated RFID solutions, based on PKI technology, that secure the drug supply ...

... "3M and Texas Instruments today announced they have teamed up to implement a strategy to battle drug counterfeiting and boost pharmaceutical supply chain security. The companies are offering an integrated security solution for the pharmaceutical market's first authenticated radio frequency identification (RFID) industry platform. The Authenticated RFID Platform is a multi-layered, transaction-based security solution where each item is uniquely and securely authenticated. A Texas Instruments RFID tag placed on each package delivers a machine-readable security stamp containing a digital signature that is based on Public-key Infrastructure (PKI). Dispensing sites can use this digital signature as strong evidence that the product came from the original manufacturer. " ...


Texas Instruments is the world’s largest integrated manufacturer of radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders and reader systems. Capitalizing on its competencies in high-volume semiconductor manufacturing and microelectronics packaging, TI is a visionary leader and at the forefront of establishing new markets and international standards for RFID applications. Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers’ real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company’s businesses include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries. Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN.

Every day, 3M people find new ways to make amazing things happen. Wherever they are, whatever they do, the company's customers know they can rely on 3M to help make their lives better. 3M's brands include Scotch, Post-it, Scotchgard, Thinsulate, Scotch-Brite, Filtrete, Command and Vikuiti. Serving customers in more than 200 countries around the world, the company's 67,000 people use their expertise, technologies and global strength to lead in major markets including consumer and office; display and graphics; electronics and telecommunications; safety, security and protection services; health care; industrial and transportation.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

RFID UID Compliance Mandates: Total Solution ...

RFID UID Compliance Mandates: LOCKHEED MARTIN SIGNS I-GUIDES (TM) UID COMPLIANCY SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH WFI

... "UID and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) mandates have converged and become a perplexing reality for many DoD suppliers, said Phil Mattox, senior vice president of Business Development for WFI Government Services, Inc. We believe the addition of the I-GUIDESTM UID software will significantly complement our skill sets in logistics management and RFID implementation, and enhance the Total Solutions Concept we currently deliver to our customer base. I-GUIDESTM is also available through a distribution network across the United States, including several printer manufacturers, direct part-mark device manufacturers and reader/verifier companies in the UID/RFID industry. " ...


Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2004 sales of $35.5 billion.

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, WFI is an independent provider of systems engineering, network services and technical outsourcing for the world's largest wireless carriers, enterprise customers and for government agencies. The company provides the design, deployment, integration, and overall management of wired and wireless networks which deliver voice and data communication, and which support advanced security systems. WFI has performed work in over 100 countries since its founding in 1994.

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Monday, June 06, 2005

RFID Smart Warehouse: RFID Business Solutions

RFID Smart Warehouse: Welcome to Ship2Save - Cost Effective & Innovative RFID Business Solutions: Ship2Save completes its RFID Smart Warehouse Complex ...

... "Ship2Save has officially opened its Smart Warehouse facility with its first automated RFID enabled shipments arriving earlier this week. The compound houses a 12,000 sq-ft storage area that utilizes some of the most advanced radio frequency identification technologies available. Adjoin, an additional 10,000 sq-ft print and apply section, known as the Compliance Center, works round the clock to tag cases as they enter through arriving gates. " ...


Ship2Save is one of the industry leaders in cost effective RFID Solutions and is a founding member of the Canadian Microsoft RFID Council, a member of the Microsoft Global RFID Council, and a member of Texas Instruments Tag-It Team. Ship2Save's unique product lines, flexible and proficient software, business development models, and distinctive deployment services, offer customers cost effective and high quality solutions for their logistic needs.

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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Pharma RFID Authentication Model

Pharma RFID Authentication Model: Texas Instruments and VeriSign Collaborate on Authenticated RFID Model for the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: Proposes Combination of RFID and PKI Technologies Adding New Layer of Security to Combat Counterfeit Drugs ...

TI and VeriSign propose RFID-based model for drug authentication ...

... "In the battle against counterfeit drugs in the pharmaceutical supply chain, Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) and VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN) today introduced a model for Authenticated RFID that has the potential to enhance security and chain-of-custody controls. The Authenticated RFID model will combine ISO/IEC standard 13.56 MHz RFID and PKI (Public-key infrastructure) technologies in a two-stage approach to fight the counterfeit drug problem. Texas Instruments and VeriSign are developing the Authenticated RFID model to support item-level authentication at the pharmacy, and the implementation over time of a supply chain infrastructure to validate transactions at any point along the chain of custody. This Authenticated RFID model proposes an enhancement to item-level product security in real-time by creating stronger authentication between the tag and any Authenticated RFID reader from the point of manufacture to the point of sale. 3M, a leading provider of security solutions including RFID tracking and authentication systems, will supply the Authenticated RFID readers to support this new model. " ...


Texas Instruments is the world’s largest integrated manufacturer of radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders and reader systems. Capitalizing on its competencies in high-volume semiconductor manufacturing and microelectronics packaging, TI is a visionary leader and at the forefront of establishing new markets and international standards for RFID applications.

VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN) operates intelligent infrastructure services that enable businesses and individuals to find, connect, secure, and transact across today's complex global networks.

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Monday, May 16, 2005

RFID Innovation

Innovation Alive and Well at Texas Instruments as Company Celebrates 75th Anniversary

TI celebrates 75 years of innovation, including advances in RFID technology ...

... "While our core business has been real-time signal processing with digital signal processors, or DSPs, and analog semiconductors, we're still actively innovating in the calculator market and other areas as well, said TI president and CEO Rich Templeton. TI's graphing calculators have become an educational rite-of-passage for students, Templeton said. Also, we're the world's largest integrated manufacturer of radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders and reader systems, which are used in an ever-increasing range of applications from inventory tracking and authentication to temperature sensing and condition monitoring. " ...


Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers’ real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company’s businesses include Sensors & Controls and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

RFID Remote Sensor Control: Detection and Intervention ...

AQUAONE H2ORB REDUCES WATER WASTE AND PREVENTS DAMAGE WITH TI'S ULTRA-LOW POWER MSP430 MCU AND RFID TECHNOLOGY ...

... "Providing leading technology for innovative water leakage and overflow monitoring systems, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (TXN) announced that AquaOne Technologies Incorporated will begin shipping their latest H2ORB system using TI's MSP430 platform of microcontrollers (MCU) and radio frequency identification (RFID) devices. Ultra-low power MCUs from TI allow the H2ORB control unit to operate for over five years from just one standard coin cell battery while TI-RFid technology allows continuous communication between the control unit and wireless, remote sensors enabling the system to remotely monitor for water leakage or overflow in water appliances such as toilets. Detecting a problem, the H2ORB system automatically sends an alert or shuts off the water supply before significant water loss or overflow occurs, helping reduce or prevent costly property damage, cleanup, water waste and higher utility bills, and other problems associated with water overflow. " ...


Aqua One Technologies Inc. is headquartered in Westminster, California and designs, manufactures, and markets an exclusive, patented line, of high technology products that benefit people and the environment. Aqua One's systems detect and stop water malfunctions occurring to plumbing fixtures and appliances within homes, workplaces, and institutions and currently holds thirteen awarded and pending patents for its technology.

Texas Instruments is the world's largest integrated manufacturer of radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders and reader systems. Capitalizing on its competencies in high-volume semiconductor manufacturing and microelectronics packaging, TI is a visionary leader and at the forefront of establishing new markets and international standards for RFID applications.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

RFID Management Expansion ...

Texas Instruments Expands Its RFID Management Team ...

TI strengthens its RFID management by expanding its leadership positions ...

... "Texas Instruments Incorporated, a worldwide leader in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, announced the expansion of its RFID management team with the addition of three new director positions. The company has named Shawn A. Rogers, director of Wireless Commerce and Tag-it products; Mikael Ahlund, director of RFID Healthcare, and William A. Santini, director of technology development. TI's RFID division is expanding its upper management team as it prepares to launch its Electronic Product Code (EPC) Generation 2 UHF product line for retail and supply chain applications, and grow its RFID business in these emerging markets. " ...


Texas Instruments is the world’s largest integrated manufacturer of radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders and reader systems. Capitalizing on its competencies in high-volume semiconductor manufacturing and microelectronics packaging, TI is a visionary leader and at the forefront of establishing new markets and international standards for RFID applications.

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Monday, April 11, 2005

RFID EPC Gen2 Interoperability ...

RFID EPC Gen2 Interoperability: Texas Instruments Teams Up With Leading Reader and Printer Partners for EPC Gen 2 Interoperability ...

TI builds a coalition of support for its EPC Gen2-compliant RFID technology to drive interoperability through the global supply chain ...

... Texas Instruments Incorporated today announced broad industry support for its Electronic Product Code™ (EPC) Gen 2 technology through its collaboration with 12 leading printer and reader manufacturers: Avery Dennison, AWID, Datamax Corporation, FEIG, Paxar, Printronix, SATO, Sirit Inc., SAMSys, ThingMagic, WJ Communications, and Zebra Technologies Corporation. TI is working with this alliance to ensure interoperability within the EPC Gen 2 radio frequency identification (RFID) infrastructure and drive accelerated adoption of EPC Generation 2 compliant solutions in the global retail supply chain. All of the companies are committed to providing products based on the EPC Gen 2 standard, and are working in close collaboration with TI to bring to market a wide range of interoperable solutions for encoders, readers, printers, and hardware devices that support TI's EPC Gen 2 products which are planned for volume production beginning in 3Q 2005. ...


Texas Instruments RFid Systems: Texas Instruments is the world’s largest integrated manufacturer of radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders and reader systems. Capitalizing on its competencies in high-volume semiconductor manufacturing and microelectronics packaging, TI is a visionary leader and at the forefront of establishing new markets and international standards for RFID applications. For more information, contact TI-RFid™ Systems at 1-888-937-6536 (North America) or +1 214-567-4364 (International), or visit the Web site at www.ti-rfid.com. Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers’ real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company’s businesses include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries. Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN.

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Thursday, March 03, 2005

RFID Inlay Insertion Printing ...

RFID Inlay Insertion Printing: Mark Andy to Demonstrate RFID Conversion Equipment Using Texas ...

Mark Andy is showcasing new capabilities in RFID printing with inlay insertion equipment ...

From PR Newswire (press release) ... Mark Andy, the leading narrow web printing equipment manufacturer, will demonstrate to label and printer manufacturers its recently developed RFID strap and ...

... Mark Andy, the leading narrow web printing equipment manufacturer, will demonstrate to label and printer manufacturers its recently developed RFID strap and inlay insertion equipment incorporating RFID straps and inlays from Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) at its "RFID Focus" Educator Series, "In-Line RFID Solutions for Today's Converters" on April 27, 2005. Mark Andy's printing and converting technology, which uses an RFID inlay and strap insertion module developed by Tamarack Products, is a leading commercial product line available for companies seeking to integrate RFID technology into traditional narrow web label manufacturing lines. In addition to the RFID insertion demonstration, the event will cover a variety of key topics about RFID and Electronic Product Code(TM) (EPC) label production. ...


Mark Andy, Inc., a Dover Company, is the world's number one manufacturer of narrow web printing equipment. The company has a rich history of delivering solutions to increase productivity and profitability for the label and packaging markets. The company supplies leading global brands including Comco printing/converting machinery, Mark Andy printing/converting machinery and UVTechnology curing systems and replacement parts. Mark Andy is headquartered in St. Louis, MO, with sales and distribution offices in France, Switzerland, and the UK. Texas Instruments is the world's largest integrated manufacturer of radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders and reader systems. Capitalizing on its competencies in high-volume semiconductor manufacturing and microelectronics packaging, TI is a visionary leader and at the forefront of establishing new markets and international standards for RFID applications.

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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

EPC Gen2 Tag Emulators ...

EPC Gen2 Tag Emulators: Texas Instruments Delivers EPC Gen 2 Tag Emulators to RFID Reader ...

TI delivers Generation 2 EPC-compliant RFID tag emulation ...

From PR Newswire (press release) ... NYSE: TXN) today announced that it is delivering Electronic Product Code(TM) (EPC) Generation 2 tag emulators to five of the leading RFID reader and printer ...

... Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) today announced that it is delivering Electronic Product Code(TM) (EPC) Generation 2 tag emulators to five of the leading RFID reader and printer manufacturers. This effort, underway since Q4 2004 in parallel with the company's Gen 2 RFID product development, helps to ensure EPC Gen 2 interoperability between TI transponders, and readers and printers being manufactured based on the recently ratified, next-generation EPCglobal Inc(TM) ultra-high frequency (UHF) standard. The reader and printer manufacturers will use the TI emulators to simulate 96 bit code read/write, lock, as well as other functionality defined by the EPC Gen 2 protocol, to facilitate their development of EPC Gen 2 products. TI's delivery of EPC Gen 2 emulators is a milestone on the company's path to achieving interoperability of Gen 2 products in the market as it ramps to production of EPC Gen 2 technology later this year. ...


Texas Instruments is the world's largest integrated manufacturer of radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders and reader systems. Capitalizing on its competencies in high-volume semiconductor manufacturing and microelectronics packaging, TI is a visionary leader and at the forefront of establishing new markets and international standards for RFID applications. Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers' real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company's businesses include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries. Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN.

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RFID Wireless Sensor Networks Vision ...

RFID Wireless Sensor Networks Vision: TI's Julie England Outlines Strategy to Drive Far-Reaching ...

TI offers a vision for wireless sensor networks built on RFID infrastructure ...

From PR Newswire (press release) ... TI Envisions RFID at the Edge of Evolving Wireless and Sensor Networks DALLAS, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With the RFID market poised to surge from millions to ...

... With the RFID market poised to surge from millions to tens of billions of tags over the next five years, a critical mass of the technology will spur innovation and new applications across the enterprise value chain, said Julie England, vice president of Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) and general manager of TI's RFID business. Texas Instruments has the critical wireless competencies that extend from its number one analog chip position in cell phones to its 15 years of innovation in wireless RFID highlighted by application milestones in automotive anti-theft and library books, to the Exxon/Mobil Speedpass(TM) payment system. The company is nearing a production milestone of 500 million RFID tags and is gearing up to produce billions of chips, straps, inlays and reader modules for retail supply chain, contactless commerce and pharmaceutical applications. ...


Texas Instruments is the world's largest integrated manufacturer of radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders and reader systems. Capitalizing on its competencies in high-volume semiconductor manufacturing and microelectronics packaging, TI is a visionary leader and at the forefront of establishing new markets and international standards for RFID applications.

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Monday, February 28, 2005

China RFID Event ...

China RFID Event: BearingPoint, Texas Instruments, OATSystems, webMethods and Zebra ...

Leaders in the RFID solutions space are hosting stakeholders from China to support learning and awareness of RFID technology, since China is responsible for such a significant amount of global trade and logistics in the retail supply chain ...

From PR Newswire (press release) ... Government and Industry Leaders Forging Relationships With US for RFID Adoption WHAT: Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, driven by global ...

... Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, driven by global retailer mandates, such as those from Wal-mart, Tesco, Albertson's and the U.S. Department of Defense, will eventually make its way into the warehouses and distribution centers of China. Well over 70 percent of the more than $200 billion worth of goods imported into the U.S. from the Pacific Rim each year comes from China. And this figure is growing. BearingPoint, Inc., Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN), OATSystems, Inc., Zebra Technologies Corporation and webMethods will host a delegation of leading government and business leaders, including the Chinese Government's Ministry of Information and Industry, EPCglobal China and AIM China, interested in learning more about RFID technology, standards and supply chain applications. ...


Members of the delegation are also available on March 2-3, 2005 at The China Pavilion at RFID World, Gaylord Texas Resort in Grapevine, Texas.

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Sunday, February 13, 2005

Loading Dock RFID Process ...

TI-RFid eNews, RFID TrollyTrack ...

... RFID system tracks Hoogvliet reusable shipping containers using TI-RFid low frequency transponders and Yougenius antennas. A glass transponder with read/write capabilities is embedded in the bottom of each container and in the rear loading entrance of each delivery truck. As the truck backs up to the loading dock, an antenna, installed in the floor of the loading dock bay, reads the truck's transponder, automatically sending unique information about the truck, such as origin, destination, and shipping details, to a centralized database system. ...

RFID Docking business process: Truck backs up to the loading dock ...

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Monday, January 17, 2005

Secure RFID Chips for Payment Card Applications ...

Secure RFID Chips for Payment Card Applications: Texas Instruments to Deliver RFID Solution for MasterCard PayPass

From PR Newswire (press release) ... Texas Instruments today announced plans to deliver ISO/IEC 14443 compliant radio frequency identification (RFID) chips designed to meet the ...

... Texas Instruments today announced plans to deliver ISO/IEC 14443 compliant radio frequency identification (RFID) chips designed to meet the stringent security requirements for MasterCard International's PayPass(TM) line of RFID payment cards and tokens. TI expects to submit this product for MasterCard certification in the second quarter of 2005. Full production is planned to start in the second half of this year TI's new 13.56 MHz RFID chip is the latest to be introduced in a series of solutions based on the company's ISO/IEC 14443 technology platform. This proven platform features products with universally accepted and standardized cryptography, using National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) approved crypto algorithms, including Triple DES and SHA-1. ...


Texas Instruments is the world's largest integrated manufacturer of radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders and reader systems. Capitalizing on its competencies in high-volume semiconductor manufacturing and microelectronics packaging, TI is a visionary leader and at the forefront of establishing new markets and international standards for RFID applications. Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers' real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company's businesses include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries. Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN.

Additional resources on secure RFID chips for payment card applications ...

RFID Tags and Contactless Smart Card Technology: Comparing and: The on-chip intelligence uniquely enables systems that ... card technology for new secure identification and ... For additional information on how RFID and contactless ...

Infineon Technologies AG: Business Concept ... Secure Mobile Solutions offers an extensive line of ... health insurance cards) and payment cards (debit and ... and customer base with RFID chips for identification ...

DOI Buys 30,000 DESFire Chips: says the government has tested a number of other chips that meet the ... NASA, which began a DESFire-based smart card secure access program at an ...

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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Flexible RFID Readers Used at RFID Compliance Test Center ...

Flexible RFID Readers Used at RFID Compliance Test Center: SAMSys Readers Selected for New RFID Test Center To Meet ...

From PR Newswire (press release) ... SAMSys Technologies Inc. (SMY: TSX) announced today that its radio frequency identification (RFID) readers have been selected and ...

... SAMSys Technologies Inc. (SMY: TSX) announced today that its radio frequency identification (RFID) readers have been selected and installed as part of the hardware infrastructure of the new Star Alliance Center, a 3,200-square-foot RFID demonstration center designed to assist companies in complying with RFID tagging mandates from Wal-Mart, the Department of Defense, and other major retailers and organizations. SAMSys equipment was chosen because its built-in support for multiple tag protocols and frequencies will allow tags from any supplier to be tested without installing multiple readers. ...


SAMSys Technologies Inc. (SAMSys), founded in 1995, is a world-leading provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) hardware solutions and RFID integration consulting services designed to evaluate and recommend optimal RFID solutions to enhance existing business process. SAMSys offers a family of products to simplify the installation and ensure the ongoing performance of the overall RFID hardware infrastructure. SAMSys is a public company whose shares are listed for trading on the TSX Exchange under the symbol: "SMY". The Company has a total of 47.6 million shares outstanding.

Additional resources on flexible RFID readers ...

Long-range Active RFID Specialists - Products: The i-CARD is the most adaptive and flexible RFID reader available, allowing users to select from a range of handheld equipment specific to their needs. ...

Psion Teklogix Launches RFID Development Kit: Both the Mobile UHF RFID Reader and the Fixed Station Readers are flexible enough to integrate with the protocols chosen by customers. ...

Texas Instruments’ Multi-Function: With its flexible architecture and scalability to a variety ... and design engineers an adaptable reader technology for open RFID infrastructure implementations ...

RFID Readers: 1 Tags Low Cost, Flexible Reader. This new product addresses a key market need for a low-cost, flexible industrial reader. The combination ...

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Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Education Program on RFID Standards for EPC Deployments ...

Education on RFID Standards for EPC Deployments: Refactored Networks Releases EPCglobal Network Education Program

From PR Newswire (press release) ... Refactored Networks, an Atlanta-based RFID and supply chain management company, announced its new RFID and EPCglobal Network education ...

... Refactored Networks, an Atlanta-based RFID and supply chain management company, announced its new RFID and EPCglobal Network education program today. The program helps companies with the emerging data exchange and network infrastructure standards required to realize many RFID use cases. While many are aware of emerging low cost RFID technologies, few are aware of the equally important standards for turning raw RFID middle-ware output into usable business information and exchanging that information with partners. ...


Founded in 2004, Refactored Networks, LLC is a software and consulting company specializing in deploying RFID and EPCglobal Network based solutions for radically inexpensive but capable solutions for enterprises of all sizes. Refactored Networks believes that the power of the world's economy is in its small businesses and that the distinctions between consumers and small businesses are blurring beyond all useful recognition. Refactored Networks is a privately held company located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Additional resources on education opportunities on RFID standards and EPC deployments ...

Addressing the Looming RFID Skills Shortage: File Format: Microsoft Powerpoint 97 ... Continue and accelerate education offerings. ... Coalesce IT industry RFID skills efforts – academic ... Adopt key principles regarding standards and policies that ...

AIM - The global trade assocation for automatic identification: If some standards commonality is achieved, whereby RFID equipment ... set out the basic information about RFID in a ... AIM's purpose is to provide education on RFID ...

RFID/EPC Education Courses: frequencies, protocols, tag and reader interference issues, how to deploy RFID in a ... It will also spell out the six stages of an EPC deployment and describe the ...

Texas Instruments RFID- EPC Supply Chain Solutions: The supply chain is at an RFID crossroads and you’re getting ready to set your company on the right course to EPC deployment. ...

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Tuesday, December 28, 2004

RFID Software ...

RFID Software: NewMarket Technology Inc. Announces Plans for $6 - $7 Million in ...

From Business Wire (press release), CA ... NewMarket Technology Inc. (OTCBB: NMKT) today announced 2005 plans for their proprietary Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Software product to include a ...

... NewMarket Technology Inc. (OTCBB: NMKT) today announced 2005 plans for their proprietary Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Software product to include a forecast of $6 - $7 million in revenue from the sale and integration of their RFID solution. This announcement is part of a recent and ongoing communication effort to outline in detail the Company's overall business plan in 2005. NewMarket's Plans For $6 - $7 Million in 2005 Revenue from RFID: NewMarket acquired a proprietary software solution with specific application in the growing RFID market. The software solution has been licensed and customized in 2004 in a variety of pilot projects. ...


In 2002, NewMarket launched a business plan to continuously introduce emerging communication technologies to market. The plan included a financing model for early technologies and an approach to creating economies of scale through a specialized service and support organization intended specifically for the emerging technology industry. The Company posted six consecutive profitable quarters through 2003 and established an annualized $15 million in revenue. In 2004, the Company diversified its communications technology offering into the healthcare and homeland security industries with the respective acquisitions of Medical Office Software Inc. and Digital Computer Integration Corp. The Company has expanded sales into Asia and Latin America through the acquisitions of Infotel Technologies in Singapore and RKM IT Solutions of Caracas, Venezuela.

Software Solutions - EPC and RFID: The Java System RFID Software is Sun's unique RFID middleware platform ... RFID Software consists of two software components: The Java System RFID Event ...

Texas Instruments RFID - Software Downloads: TI-RFid™ Software Downloads. S6 Reader Utility. S6 Reader Utility Version 1.32 (1.88 MB ZIP) The S6 Reader Utility V1.32 is a windows based software ...

Northwest VC RFID software companies: RFID software companies. Roadblocks could slow RFID | CNET News.com. Tackling the problem A number of technology providers are lining up to help ...

RFID Software Solutions: Wave RFID solutions has developed user friendly Windows based RFID host software. This software is highly flexible and is designed to be integrated in ...

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Friday, December 17, 2004

TI RFID Gen 2: Texas Instruments to Provide EPC Gen 2 RFID Tags Based on Recently ...

From PR Newswire (press release) ... Instruments (NYSE: TXN) today confirmed plans to deliver Electronic Product Code(TM) (EPC) UHF Generation 2 radio frequency identification (RFID) products to ...

... Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) today confirmed plans to deliver Electronic Product Code(TM) (EPC) UHF Generation 2 radio frequency identification (RFID) products to the market, based on the recently ratified EPCglobal Inc.(TM) Gen 2 specification, with working samples available in the second quarter of 2005 and volume production in the third quarter of next year. The company has been developing an EPC Gen 2 UHF RFID solution over the past year, in cooperation with the EPCglobal Inc. standards body, and will provide the market with EPC Gen 2 chips, straps and inlays. ...


Texas Instruments is the world's largest integrated manufacturer of radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders and reader systems. Capitalizing on its competencies in high-volume semiconductor manufacturing and microelectronics packaging, TI is a visionary leader and at the forefront of establishing new markets and international standards for RFID applications. Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers' real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company's businesses include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries. Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN.

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Thursday, November 04, 2004

RFID Printer Drivers: TEKLYNX Announces Driver Support For Zebra RFID Printers

From Business Wire (press release), CA ... human-readable text, and graphics on the label surface, as well as read, encode, and verify information programmed to the ultra-thin RFID transponder embedded ...

... TEKLYNX(R) International, the world's leading developer of software products for the AIDC marketplace, today announced that CODESOFT(R) 7.1 Enterprise label design and integration software supports the Zebra R402, Zebra R2844-Z, and Zebra R4MPlus (203 dpi) bar code printer/encoder models. Using CODESOFT 7.1 and Zebra printers, users can design and print bar codes, human-readable text, and graphics on the label surface, as well as read, encode, and verify information programmed to the ultra-thin RFID transponder embedded inside the label. With specific RFID tag support varying by printer model, CODESOFT 7.1 can encode popular High Frequency (HF) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) tags including Philips - I--Code, TI - Tag-it, Inside Tech - Pico Tag, Infineon - ISO15693, Philips - ISO15693, TI - ISO15693, EPC Philips HF 96 bits, and Alien (EPC Class 1) RFID transponders. ...

Zebra RFID Printer Driver Support ...

TEKLYNX International is the leading software developer of AIDC products including software for label design, host connectivity, and data collection. Its software products feature the widest range of device and driver support in the industry. TEKLYNX is a Microsoft Certified Partner and has connectivity relationships with multiple ERP software providers. Over 400,000 companies in 120 countries rely on its integrated software solutions for supply chain automation, warehouse management, shipping and receiving, inventory control and asset management. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee with operations in the United States, Europe, Japan, China, Singapore, and Canada.

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Monday, October 18, 2004

RFID Career Success: ASME Honors Julie Spicer England of Texas Instruments With Henry ...

From Yahoo News (press release) ... Julie Spicer England, a resident of Dallas, a vice president at Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN - News) and general manager of its RFID Business, will be honored ...

... Julie Spicer England, a resident of Dallas, a vice president at Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN - News) and general manager of its RFID Business, will be honored by ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and the American Management Association. England will receive the Henry Laurence Gantt Medal in recognition of distinguished achievements in management and outstanding service to the community. ...

RFID Career - Julie Spicer England is a vice president at Texas Instruments and general manager of its RFID Business

Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today's ASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. The ASME Honors and Awards Program is funded through the ASME Foundation by individual award and endowment funds.

Texas Instruments is the world's largest integrated manufacturer of radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders and reader systems. Capitalizing on its competencies in high-volume semiconductor manufacturing and microelectronics packaging, TI is a visionary leader and at the forefront of establishing new markets and international standards for RFID applications. For more information, contact TI-RFid Systems at 1-888-937-6536 (North America) or +1 972-575-4364 (International), or visit the Web site at http://www.ti-rfid.com . Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers' real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company's businesses include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries. Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN.

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Monday, September 13, 2004

RFID Tags: Texas Instruments Expands 13.56 MHz Line of Tag-it RFID ...

From PR Newswire (press release) ... New Form Factors Satisfy Demand for Item-Level RFID Applications in the Library, Pharmaceutical, Hospital, Patron ID and Supply Chain Management Markets DALLAS ...

... As part of its ongoing development to offer a broad array of radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders, Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN), a worldwide leader in RFID technology, today announced two new additions to its line of 13.56 MHz Tag-it(TM) HF-I products: the 32.5 millimeter CD/DVD Inlay and the 24.2 millimeter Circular Inlay. Both inlays are compliant with the ISO/IEC 15693 vicinity card standard and the ISO/IEC 18000-3 item management standard, making them suitable for adoption worldwide. RFID systems integrators are implementing TI's new 13.56 ISO/IEC inlays for end-user applications including item-level management of electronic materials in libraries, pharmaceutical products, and consumer products on retail shelves, as well as for patient identification in hospitals and patron ID, ticketing and wireless payment at amusement parks and sports venues. ...


Texas Instruments is the world's largest integrated manufacturer of radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders and reader systems. Capitalizing on its competencies in high-volume semiconductor manufacturing and microelectronics packaging, TI is a visionary leader and at the forefront of establishing new markets and international standards for RFID applications. For more information, contact TI-RFid Systems at 1-888-937-6536 (North America) or +1 972-575-4364 (International), or visit the Web site at http://www.ti-rfid.com . Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers' real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company's businesses include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries. Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN.


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Friday, July 30, 2004

Pharma RFID: Philips, TAGSYS and Texas Instruments Collaborate on RFID White ...

From LinuxElectrons, TX ... announced the release of a joint white paper, "Item Level Visibility in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: A Comparison of HF and UHF RFID Technologies." As ...

" ... Philips, TAGSYS and Texas Instruments announced the release of a joint white paper, "Item Level Visibility in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: A Comparison of HF and UHF RFID Technologies." As established providers of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies, the companies combined their expertise to detail the technical capabilities, deployment characteristics, and applicability of passive high-frequency (HF) and ultra-high frequency (UHF) technology for pharmaceutical item-level pedigree tracking applications. The white paper also highlights some of the existing commercial pharmaceutical and healthcare pilots and implementations. ... "


Texas Instruments is an industry leader in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and the world’s largest integrated manufacturer of RFID tags, smart labels and reader systems. With more than 400 million tags manufactured, Texas Instruments RFid Systems’ technology is used in a broad range of applications worldwide including access control, automotive, document tracking, livestock, product authentication, retail, sports timing, supply chain, ticketing and wireless payment. TI is an active member of many standards bodies, including EPCglobal, ISO, and IEC, working to drive the adoption of global standards for RFID.

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Saturday, July 17, 2004

RFID Applications: Texas Instruments helps Vatican Library keep track of books

From Dallas Business Journal, TX ... The Vatican Library in Rome, Italy, has adopted Texas Instruments Corp.'s 13.56 MHz, ISO 15693 radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to identify and ...

" ... The Vatican Library in Rome, Italy, has adopted Texas Instruments Corp.'s 13.56 MHz, ISO 15693 radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to identify and manage its extensive two-million volume collection, per Dallas-based TI. Using RFID, the library -- the home of thousands of books, manuscripts and other priceless artifacts - is able to find finding misplaced books more quickly, maximize its floor space with frequently requested items and streamline its inventory process ... "

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Friday, June 18, 2004

RFID Career: TI announces promotion

From Dallas Business Journal, TX ... She will direct TI's RFID business, which provides transponder and reader technology to identify, track and secure assets in applications including retail and ...

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Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Ruggedized RFID: Flexible range of RFID solutions

From Ferret, Australia ... This device, thought to be the world's first fully customisable rugged Auto-ID platform, will further expand DI's RFID product range. ...

Diagnostic Instruments was formed in 1987 to develop hand portable instrumentation based on newly emerging low power electronic components. The company has a history of innovation, recording many technology firsts through the design of specialist performance devices. DI's world class engineering expertise, initially applied to the field of sound and vibration measurement and analysis, has now diversified though design to offer solutions to a much wider audience of customers and applications. As a result, DI can now offer unique handheld instrument & computing platforms and customisation services. Customers are provided with a cost effective and rapid route to market, enabling them to quickly realise their mobile instrumentation design requirements.

DI's data capture platforms are designed to form the basis of your custom Auto ID solution. The fully ruggedized design, combined with integrated barcode and advanced RF scanning options makes them ideal for use in industrial and hazardous environments. X-Scale Instrumentation & Computing Platform... The new X-scale platform will offer a full range of custom options, and provide the basis for your custom product: Di-400. RFID Reader Module Options are Module A - 125 kHz: Philips - Hitag 1, Hitag 2, Hitag S EM Marin - EM400x and Unique Microchip - MCRF200/123; Module B - 134.2 kHz: TI Tiris LF; Module C - 13.56 MHz : (ISO 14443, ISO 15693) Philips - I-Code, I-Code SLI, Mifare TI - TAG-IT , TAG-IT HFI Infinion - SRF55VxxP(My-D), SRF55VxxS STM - SR 716, LRI 512 EM Marin - EM4135 KSW - Tempsense...

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RFID Career: Texas Instruments Names Julie England General Manager of RFID ...

From PR Newswire (press release) ... June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Julie England has been named general manager of Texas Instruments' (NYSE: TXN) radio frequency identification (RFID) Systems group, a ...

Texas Instruments is an industry leader in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and the world's largest integrated manufacturer of RFID tags, smart labels and reader systems. With more than 400 million tags manufactured, Texas Instruments RFid Systems' technology is used in a broad range of applications worldwide including access control, automotive, document tracking, livestock, product authentication, retail, sports timing, supply chain, ticketing and wireless payment. TI is an active member of many standards bodies, including EPCglobal, ISO, and IEC, working to drive the adoption of global standards for RFID. For more information, contact TI-RFid Systems at 1-888-937-6536 (North America) or +1 972-575-4364 (International), or visit the Web site at http://www.ti-rfid.com

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Monday, May 31, 2004

RFID Flip-Chip: Tag-it HF-I Transponder Inlays...

From Texas Instruments Reference Guide ... The Tag-it HF-I Transponder is based on the ISO 15693 standard and is fully compliant to this standard. It consists of a resonance circuit assembled on a PET foil with a flip-chip mounted microchip. An aluminium antenna is used as inductor and 2 layers Aluminium on the top and bottom side of the foil function as capacitor. The two layers are contacted with through contacts (see figure 2). TI uses this capacitor to individually tune each device to a target resonance frequency. This compensates for any material and process tolerances and so ensures optimal performance of every single transponder inlay. The trim target includes frequency offset to compensate detuning that will occur after further integration into different materials such as paper or PVC. To protect the transponder from corrosive influences, the aluminium is covered with a gravure-resist ink ...

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Thursday, May 27, 2004

RFID Handheld: Windows CE powered handheld reads barcodes and RFID

From WindowsForDevices, CA ... has announced what is claimed to be the world's first fully customizable rugged "Auto-ID platform" for reading both barcodes and RFID tags. ...

The Di-400 from Diagnostic Instruments Ltd. is claimed to be the world's first fully customizable rugged "Auto-ID platform" for reading both barcodes and RFID tags. The device, which is based on a 400MHz Intel XScale processor running Windows CE .NET, is expected to find applications in the asset management, inspection, maintenance, and homeland security markets, according to its maker.

The Di-400 offers a choice of fully integrated RF readers (125kHz, 134.2kHz, 13.56MHz) in combination with a traditional barcode scanner, enabling maximum flexibility for data capture solutions along with the unique ability to integrate emerging RFID technologies as required, according to the company.

There are three off-the-shelf RFID options to choose from: low frequency, 125 kHz (Hitag, EM Marin); low frequency, 134.2 kHz (TI - Tiris LF); and high frequency, 13.56 MHz (ICode, MIFARE, TI). However, the company says that its unique customizable design means that other reader options could be incorporated, such as UHF (862 to 928 MHz). Other ID technologies such as a Smart /Contact ID card reader can also be combined using the internal PCMCIA/CF interface.

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Monday, April 26, 2004

Flexible RFID Reader: Texas Instruments’ Multi-Function Reader Answers Industry Need for True 13.56 MHz RFID Interoperability Across Multiple Standards

Reader Infrastructure Investments Today Not Obsolete with Future Standards

DALLAS, TX (April 21, 2004) – With the development of radio frequency identification (RFID) 13.56 MHz standards, end users for smart label, payment, transit, access control, logical access and other proximity communication applications expect that their RFID infrastructure be fully interoperable, allowing them to use tags or transponders from a range of providers. Texas Instruments, a leading integrated manufacturer of RFID technology, has responded to this end-user need with its S4100 Multi-Function Reader (MFR) Module. TI’s MFR module is a highly flexible device that accepts all ISO/IEC 14443 and ISO/IEC 15693 standards-compliant 13.56 MHz RFID transponders, while providing an easy migration path to support current tags not fully compliant to these standards.

The MFR’s unique software architecture enables users to download firmware upgrades down to the ISO standard protocol level when specifications are adjusted or new standards are added, without changing the hardware residing in the finished reader. This capability allows end-users to make RFID reader infrastructure investments today without worrying about reader hardware obsolescence when new applications are introduced or ISO standards are modified or developed. With its flexible architecture and scalability to a variety of form factors, from circuit boards to embeddable modules, TI’s Multi-Function Reader provides systems integrators, reader manufacturers, distributors, and design engineers an adaptable reader technology for open RFID infrastructure implementations. Competing readers would have to be dismantled and reconfigured at the board level in order to make these adjustments...

...TI’s Multi-Function Reader Module is easy to integrate into existing infrastructures and supports multi-applications such as payment, loyalty and many smart label applications. The new reader features an open software platform so that a range of application and security architectures can be designed in depending on the specific needs of the application. The design is also highly scalable to support custom requirements from plug-in to fully packaged solutions.

For more information on TI’s RFID technology solutions, please visit the company’s Web site at www.ti-rfid.com or call 1-888-937-6536 (North America) or 1-972-575-4364 (International).

About Texas Instruments RFid Systems

Texas Instruments Radio Frequency Identification (TI-RFid™) Systems is an industry leader in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and the world’s largest integrated manufacturer of RFID tags, smart labels and reader systems. With more than 300 million tags manufactured, TI-RFid technology is used in a broad range of applications worldwide including access control, automotive, document tracking, livestock, product authentication, retail, sports timing, supply chain, ticketing and wireless payment. TI is an active member of many standards bodies, including EPCglobal, ISO, and IEC, working to drive the adoption of global standards for RFID. For more information, contact TI-RFid Systems at 1-888-937-6536 (North America) or +1 214-567-4364 (International), or visit the company’s Web site at www.ti-rfid.com.


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Tuesday, April 20, 2004

EPC RFID Standards: Unified Group of ADC and RFID Industry Leaders Support Proposed EPC UHF Generation 2 RFID Standard

Group reaffirms support for rapid adoption of EPCglobal Inc. UHF Generation 2 RFID standard

TORONTO, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Leading manufacturers and technology providers of data collection and RFID (radio frequency identification) have submitted an RFID protocol definition that would pave the way for rapid adoption of a new worldwide RFID standard known as EPC UHF Generation 2. Companies supporting the protocol include Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN - News), Impinj, Inc, SAMSys Technologies (SMY:TSX-VEN), Q.E.D Systems, UPM Rafsec and Intermec Technologies Corp., a UNOVA Inc. (NYSE:UNA - News) company, along with several others.
The proposed RFID definition currently is in development by EPCglobal Inc., an arm of UCC.EAN charged with establishing the EPC system. The proposed definition meets user requirements outlined by the world's leading retailers and others, including the U.S. Dept. of Defense, the companies said. It fully meets user requirements, works worldwide, meets international standards and provides a path to low-cost RFID tags and readers.

Together these companies represent multiple sources for every aspect of a fully implemented RFID system - chips, tag, and readers - as well as manufacturers of barcode and 2-D symbology equipment, wireless networks, mobile computers and terminals, software companies and RFID system manufacturers and integrators.

RFID is a complement to industry's current bar code-based tracking systems, allowing companies to automatically track inventory throughout an entire supply chain. RFID automatic data collection typically does not require line of sight or manual scanning, as do most bar code-based systems. For example, information from RFID-tagged cases on a pallet can be read automatically using fixed, mobile or handheld readers rather than requiring individual bar code scanning. EPC UHF Generation 2 RFID technology adds the capability to change and update the information on each tag as it proceeds, providing new levels of up-to-date information for better decision-making.

EPCglobal Inc., a joint venture of the standards bodies EAN International and the Uniform Code Council, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing and overseeing standards for the newly emerging Electronic Product Code. As part of that work, EPCglobal Inc. participants are leading the development of standards for the use of RFID technology in a number of industries, including retail supply chains.

About SAMSys Technologies Inc.

SAMSys Technologies Inc. (SAMSys), founded in 1995, is a world-leading provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) hardware solutions and RFID integration consulting services designed to evaluate and recommend optimal RFID solutions to enhance existing business process. SAMSys offers a family of products to simplify the installation and ensure the ongoing performance of the overall RFID hardware infrastructure. SAMSys is a public company whose shares are listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol: "SMY". The Company has a total of 45.1 million shares outstanding. Visit SAMSys at: www.samsys.com and www.investorfile.com.

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