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I Want To Say Two Words: Plastic RFID

With the simplest silicon-based passive radio-frequency identification tag costing an average of 40 cents, price remains a barrier for many potential applications. Startup OrganicID is creating a plastic RFID tag that it expects will bring down the price to a penny or less. Silicon chips are created through a subtractive process--elements are added, then removed. The plastic chip employs a much cheaper additive process: Special inks containing organic semiconductors, dielectrics, and conductors are printed onto plastic. Refining the process, which must be extremely precise, remains the major challenge. CEO Klaus Dimmler hopes to market the plastic tags, which will operate in the 13.56-MHz range, within 2-1/2 years. Others are exploring the possibilities, as well, including PolyIC GmbH, a joint venture between Siemens AG and Kurz GmbH KG.

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