Global Chipless RFID Tags Industry

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Global Chipless RFID Tags Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Chipless RFID Tags in Volume (Million Pieces) and Value (US$ Million). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2008 through 2017. The report profiles 48 companies including many key and niche players such as Acreo AB, BASF SE, BASF Future Business GmbH, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., International Business Machines Corporation, InkSure Technologies, Inc., Kovio, Inc., NXP Semiconductors NV, PolyIC GmbH & Co. KG, Printechnologics GmbH, RFSAW, Inc., Soligie, Inc., SOMARK™ Innovations, Inc., Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., Toppan Forms Co., Ltd., VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, and Vubiq, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 4

RFID Technology: Enabling Track & Trace 4

Table 1: Global RFID Tags Market by Application (2010E):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Tag Volume for Transit Tickets,

Apparel Tagging, Animals Tagging and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 4

Recession Leads to RFID Market Consolidation 4

Growing Demand for Low Cost RFID Tags 5

Chipless RFID Market 5

Current and Future Analysis 6

Direct Printing of Tags on Products and Packaging: Potential

for Growth 6

Ink Stripe: Technology with Maximum Potential for Low-Cost Tags 7

Item Level Tagging: A Major Opportunity 7

Challenges Confronting Chipless Technology 8

Printed and Chipless Tags Market - An Overview 8

Table 2: Global RFID Tags Market (2010E-2015P): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Volume Sales for Chip and Chipless 9

Technological Advancements in RFID 9

Cost: A Critical Issue for RFID Adoption 9

RFID as Barcode Replacement: Potential Applications 10

FMCG Focuses on The Internet of Things 10

Identification Technology for Paper Documents 11

Role of RFID Technology in ID of Paper Documents 11

Active RFID Tags 11

Passive RFID Tags 12

Challenges and Concerns 12

3. RFID TECHNOLOGY & TAGS - AN INSIGHT 14

RFID Technology: An Introduction 14

Evolution RFID Technology: A Glance at the Past 14

Basic Components of RFID 14

Tags 15

Frequency Range of RFID Tags 15

Read Write Capabilities 16

Reader 16

Antenna 17

Middleware 17

Active and Passive Tags 17

Comparing Active and Passive Tags 17

Challenges & Issues Facing RFID Tags 18

RFID in Supply Chain Management 18

Coding System for Products 18

Bar Codes 18

2D Barcodes 18

Quick Response Code (QRCode) 18

Electronic Product Coding (EPC) 19

EPC Tag Class Structure 19

4. OVERVIEW OF CHIPLESS RFID TAGS 20

Defining Chipless Tags 20

Present Uses of Chipless RFID Tags 20

Types of Chipless RFID Technologies 20

Presently Available Chipless RFID Technologies 21

Benefits and Drawbacks 22

Applications of Chipless Tags 22

Consumer Packaged Goods 23

Pharmaceuticals 23

Transit Application 24

Postal Packages 24

Commercial Laundry 24

Other Promising Application Areas 24

5. FIRST AND SECOND GENERATION CHIPLESS TECHNOLOGIES - AN OVERVIEW 26

First Generation Chipless Technologies 26

Acoustomagnetic Tags 27

SAW Tags 28

Second Generation Chipless Technologies 28

Frequencies of Second Generation Chipless RFID Technology 29

Second Generation Chipless RFID Technologies - Development

Status (2009) 29

Developments in Second Generation Chipless RFID Technologies 29

Comparative Analysis of Second Generation Chipless Technologies 30

Ink Stripe Electromagnetic RFID 30

SAW Tags 31

Thin Film Transistor Circuits (TFTC) 31

Printed Organic Conductive Ink Stripes 32

Printed Radar Array Pattern 33

6. CHIP RFID VS CHIPLESS RFID 34

Chipless Tags and RFID: Complementary Technologies 34

Comparing Conventional RFID and Chipless RFID Tags 34

Difference Between Chipless Tags and RFID Tags 35

Chipless RFID Tags Vs Silicon Chips - Comparison of Attributes 36

Smart Labels - A Comparison of Chip and Chipless Versions 37

7. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 38

GAO Launches UHF RFID Fob Tag 38

AeroScout Introduces Wi-Fi Autoclave Tag 38

Tego Launches Marubeni TAGAT™ Tags 39

SAW Instruments Launches sam5 39

Advanced ID Enters into Joint Venture with Enable IPC and SolRayo 39

Thinfilm and PARC Collaborate for Printed Memory Solution 40

TagMaster and Confidex Join Forces to Develop RFID Technology 40

HID Widens Portfolio of RFID Tags for Industrial and Logistic

Applications 40

GAO RFID Introduces New RFID Tag Inclusive of Thermometer 41

William Frick & Company Launches RFID Tags 41

SMARTRAC Introduces Gamma Radiation Proof RFID Tags 41

Maxell Seiki Develops RFID Tags for Drastic Temperature Swings 41

GAO RFID Introduces Gen 2 Passive RFID Laundry Tag 42

RCD Technology Launches Atlas Cargo Tag 42

Inksure to Roll Out SARcode™ RFID Label System 42

BASF Introduces CypoPrint® Metal-Based Ink Range 42

OrganicID™ Manufactures EPC-Compliant RFID Tag 43

Kovio to Commence Shipments of Printed RFID Tags 43

InkSure Unveils Chipless RFID Technology, SARcode™ 43

Soligie Collaborates with Blue Spark 43

Verayo and Bartronics Join Forces to Offer Unclonable RFID

Tags to India 44

Navigator Systems Launches RFID Tagging System 44

BASF, PolyIC, Siemens, Evonik and Elantas Initiate MaDriX Project 44

Somark Tests Biocompatible Chipless RFID Ink in Animals 45

8. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 46

Acreo AB (Sweden) 46

BASF SE (Germany) 46

BASF Future Business GmbH (Germany) 46

Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (Japan) 47

International Business Machines Corporation (US) 47

InkSure Technologies, Inc. (US) 47

Kovio, Inc. (US) 48

NXP Semiconductors NV (Netherlands) 49

PolyIC GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) 49

Printechnologics GmbH (Germany) 50

RFSAW, Inc (US) 50

Soligie, Inc (US) 50

SOMARK™ Innovations, Inc. (US) 51

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (Japan) 51

Toppan Forms Co., Ltd (Japan) 51

VTT Technical Research Center of Finland (Finland) 52

Vubiq, Inc. (US) 52

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 53

I. Volume Analytics 53

Table 3: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Chipless RFID Tag by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Million Pieces for the Years 2008 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 53

Table 4: World 10-Year Perspective for Chipless RFID Tag by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa,

and Latin America Markets for the Years 2008, 2011 and 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 54

Table 5: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Chipless RFID Tag by Technology - Thin Film Transistor

Circuits, Radar Array, Others Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pieces for the Years 2008

through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 55

Table 6: World 10-Year Perspective for Chipless RFID Tag by

Technology - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Thin

Film Transistor Circuits, Radar Array, Others Markets for the

Years 2008, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 55

II. Value Analytics 56

Table 7: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Chipless RFID Tag by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for the Years 2008 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 56

Table 8: World 10-Year Perspective for Chipless RFID Tag by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa,

and Latin America Markets for the Years 2008, 2011 and 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 57

10. THE UNITED STATES 58

A.Market Analysis 58

Outlook 58

Strategic Corporate Developments 58

Key Players 63

B.Market Analytics 66

Table 9: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Chipless RFID Tags Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Million Pieces for the Years 2008 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 66

Table 10: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Chipless RFID Tags Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for the Years 2008 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 66

11. CANADA 67

Market Analysis 67

Table 11: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Chipless RFID Tags Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Million Pieces for the Years 2008 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 67

Table 12: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Chipless RFID Tags Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for the Years 2008 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 67

12. JAPAN 68

A.Market Analysis 68

Outlook 68

Strategic Corporate Development 68

Key Players 68

B.Market Analytics 69

Table 13: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Chipless RFID Tags Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Million Pieces for the Years 2008 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 69

Table 14: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Chipless RFID Tags Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for the Years 2008 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 70

13. EUROPE 71

A.Market Analysis 71

Outlook 71

RFID Adoption in Europe 71

Strategic Corporate Developments 71

Key Players 73

B.Market Analytics 77

Table 15: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Chipless RFID Tag by Geographic Region - France,

Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pieces for the

Years 2008 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 77

Table 16: European 10-Year Perspective for Chipless RFID Tag

by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales

for France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets

for the Years 2008, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 78

Table 17: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Chipless RFID Tag by Geographic Region - France,

Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the

Years 2008 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 79

Table 18: European 10-Year Perspective for Chipless RFID Tag

by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales

for France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets

for the Years 2008, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 80

14. ASIA-PACIFIC 81

A.Market Analysis 81

Outlook 81

An Insight into Asia-Pacific RFID Market 81

Table 19: Asia-Pacific RFID Hardware Market (2010E):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for RFID Tags and

RFID Readers 81

Korea 81

B.Market Analytics 82

Table 20: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Chipless RFID Tags Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Million Pieces for the Years 2008 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 82

Table 21: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Chipless RFID Tags Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2008 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 83

15. MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 84

Market Analysis 84

Table 22: Middle East & Africa Recent Past, Current and

Future Analysis for Chipless RFID Tags Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Million Pieces for the Years 2008 through

2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 84

Table 23: Middle East & Africa Recent Past, Current and

Future Analysis for Chipless RFID Tags Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2008 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 84

16. LATIN AMERICA 85

Market Analysis 85

Table 24: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Chipless RFID Tags Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Million Pieces for the Years 2008 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 85

Table 25: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Chipless RFID Tags Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2008 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 86

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 48 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 51)

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Region/Country Players

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The United States 20

Canada 2

Japan 5

Europe 15

Germany 5

The United Kingdom 2

Italy 1

Rest of Europe 7

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 9

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