Avery Dennison Smartrac Opens Largest RFID Factory

In February, Avery Dennison Smartrac established a new UHF RFID technology production plant in Querétaro, Mexico’s fastest-growing city, to expand its production capacity. The city’s economy is centered around IT, manufacturing and data centers.

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The facility will serve the Americas as well as the rest of the world, and Avery Dennison reports that it will be the largest RFID facility it operates globally. The 269,000-square-foot facility, located in the FINS III industrial park in Querétaro state, is expected to open next year. The company’s stated goal is to meet the growing demand for passive UHF RFID tags and increase the speed with which it can fulfill orders, while adding resiliency and flexibility to its global supply chain.

UPS Announces investment of US$140 Million to Expand RFID Usage Areas

In March, UPS CEO Carol Tomé stated in a financial report conference call that following the initial success of deploying RFID in some sorting centers in 2022, it plans to use RFID in other American regions besides the initial trial site in the United States in 2023. Labels to speed up package processing.

Currently, UPS has used RFID tags in its 100 sorting centers. In 2023, UPS will invest US$140 million in other 940 sorting centers in North America. Previously in 2022, UPS announced the implementation of a smart parcel plan in 100 warehouses, saying that this initiative would reduce approximately 20 million manual scans per day and save approximately US$500 million in operating costs.

The new plan includes installing RFID tags on packages and installing wearable devices on employees to eliminate manual scanning, reduce mispackaging, and speed up package throughput in express warehouses. At the same time, UPS plans to deploy RFID technology in all sorting centers, and may no longer use wearable devices, but interact with RFID tags through logistics vehicles. During the earnings call, Tomé said that in January this year, she saw these functions in the RFID pilot sorting center.

Michelin has Partnered with Beontag to Include RFID Tags in all Tires it Sells by the End of 2023.

In March, Michelin announced on its official LinkedIn account that Michelin and Beontag signed an agreement at its group headquarters to jointly develop built-in tire RFID tags.

Michelin said that this cooperation is an important milestone in promoting the development of the tire industry and RFID field! The product technology will soon be available in passenger car, truck and commercial vehicle tires around the world. The application of tire RFID tags can real-time monitor the status of tires in the production, sales, use, and claim settlement processes, thereby standardizing the orderly production and sales of the tire industry (preventing retreading, counterfeiting, OEM, and cross-selling) and realizing the full life cycle of tires. Management; standardize the transportation industry to ensure the safety of people and property; promote and standardize the tire retreading industry to realize a tire circular economy.

It is reported that Michelin began to use RFID in North American city taxis in 2005. After more than ten years of technology research and development, Michelin has gradually used RFID tags to replace the “barcode + sidewall information” information storage method, and announced in 2021 that it plans to In 2023, all tires sold by it will be equipped with RFID tags to realize tire networking.

Cainiao RFID Chip Shipments Exceed 100 million Pieces, and the Recognition accuracy has Reached 99.9%

In April, Cainiao Logistics Technology’s IoT products achieved new results. The reporter learned that the shipment volume of precision RFID electronic tag chips led by Cainiao has exceeded 100 million pieces, ranking first among logistics companies. Shipments reached the above-mentioned level less than 2 years after Cainiao announced the technology. Industry insiders believe that the Internet of Things is a key path for the digital upgrading of the supply chain. Cainiao’s ability to achieve the above results in a relatively short period of time not only indicates that Cainiao has gained more technical expertise, It also reflects the market’s recognition of Cainiao RFID products.

According to Xu Ming, general manager of Cainiao Logistics Technology’s IoT business, Cainiao’s RFID optimal identification accuracy has now been further improved to 99.9%. The key to Cainiao’s RFID technology breakthrough lies in tags and readers. The customized tags developed by Cainiao based on chips have greatly improved the recognition sensitivity of RFID, especially in solving the problem of difficulty in improving the recognition accuracy in scenes containing metals and liquids. After the breakthrough in RFID technology, Cainiao quickly established products and solutions, such as shoe and clothing supply chain solutions, food supply chain solutions, turnover container solutions, etc. At present, Cainiao RFID technology has been widely used in clothing, food, logistics and other industries, and its related capabilities have been verified and recognized by customers.

The Total Investment is 1.3 billion yuan! The Signing Ceremony of the Semiconductor RFID Digital Technology Industrial Park Project was Held

In April 2023, Suzhou Senishi Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. and the Jiangxi Poyang County Government officially held a signing ceremony for the Semiconductor RFID Digital Technology Industrial Park Project. The two parties will take this signing as an opportunity to conduct in-depth exchanges and negotiations to form a new cooperation pattern of mutual benefit and common development, provide a strong driving force for the development of both parties, and jointly welcome a bright future full of opportunities.

It is reported that the Semiconductor RFID Digital Technology Industrial Park project is invested and constructed by Suzhou Senishi Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. with a total investment of 1.3 billion yuan. The first-phase investment factory building is 120,000 square meters, and the second-phase land area is 100 acres. The annual output value after the project reaches the production standard 3.5 billion yuan and tax revenue of 150 million yuan, it will become the largest RFID tag manufacturer in the country and even the world.

Impinj Announces Official Acquisition of Voyantic

In May, Impinj announced that it had officially acquired Voyantic. It is reported that after the acquisition is completed, Impinj plans to integrate Voyantic’s testing technology into its existing RFID tools and solutions, which will enable Impinj to provide more comprehensive RFID products and services to meet the different needs of customers.

Chris Daft, CEO of Impinj, said at the press conference, “We are pleased to integrate Voyantic into Impinj. This acquisition will accelerate our product development and market expansion while strengthening our leadership position in RFID technology.”

As a company headquartered in Finland, Voyantic focuses on the R&D and production of RFID testing technology. The company’s products include RFID testing instruments, software and related services, which have been widely used in many industries around the world.

Kailuwei Received 80 million in Series C Financing

In May, Sichuan Kailuwei Technology Co., Ltd.’s Series C financing was successfully completed with the participation of Sichuan Academician Fund, Sichuan-Shanghai Fund, China-Belgium Direct Investment Fund, and Chuhui Capital, raising a total of 80 million yuan.

As a representative of local RFID tag chip companies, Kailuwei enjoys high visibility and good reputation in the industry. Founded in 2001, Kailuwei is committed to the non-inductive identification and efficient intelligence of the Internet of Everything. It focuses on researching and solving the technical difficulties of efficient, accurate and low-cost application of stacked or flowing item management in RFID applications, and provides solutions for massive applications. We provide excellent RFID tag chip products for complex application scenarios, promote digital twin applications with “one recognition, three determination” accurate identification technology, and provide global customers with a full-stack service of “products + solutions”.

Facing the application of massive smart tags in the future of the passive Internet of Things, Kailuwei’s original X-RFID® independent core technology can not only meet the demand for mass disposable tag chips with excellent cost performance in various application scenarios, but also can be used in various applications. Relying on the technical advantages of stability, reliability and excellent performance in complex environments to provide assistance for the industrial upgrading of logistics networks and smart manufacturing.

Litu Holdings announced that the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Weida (China) Co., Ltd. plans to sell 70% of the equity of Jiangsu Lihengwuyu Technology Co., Ltd. to Changsha Yingxin Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd. for a cash consideration of RMB 51.1 million. It is estimated that after the completion of the disposal, the company will obtain an unaudited disposal loss of approximately HK$11.2 million. It is reported that the group first acquired and sold interests in 2017, with a total cash consideration of approximately RMB 45 million.

GS1 US Releases New Standard for RFID Use in Medical and Food Industries

The GS1 system is widely used in global circulation and has become a de facto international standard. Today, GS1 has been active in all fields of society, and has been widely used in more than 30 industries and fields, from food traceability, medical and health industries to retail, manufacturing, logistics, etc.

GS1 US is the branch of GS1 in the United States. In July this year, GS1 US released two new standards on RFID to help the US healthcare and food service industries use radio frequency identification (RFID) to improve supply chain visibility. efficiency and consumer safety. The new standard identifies how suppliers should encode GS1 standards in RAIN RFID tags and provides an adoption roadmap, guiding companies in both industries to implement open, interoperable GS1 standards to enable more efficient and effective operations throughout the supply chain. Product tracking, management and traceability. Distributors can learn from the new standard how to integrate RFID technology into their systems to ensure compliance with the new standard, and end users can benefit from understanding the available data and the access this enhanced data capture method provides.

“The automation enabled by RFID not only provides inventory visibility, but also supports critical supply chain processes including cash withdrawals, secure product storage, returns logistics, and more,” said Angela Fernandez, VP of Community Engagement at GS1 USA. “In an era of commodity shortages, Knowing what is on hand and safe to use is a major positive outcome for businesses, consumers and patients. “Therefore, the new standard has received support and application from many companies in the industry after its release.

In-depth application of Huawei RFID Technology in Smart Warehousing and Smart Manufacturing

From September 20 to 22, 2023, the eighth HUAWEI CnNECT 2023 was grandly held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition Hall and Shanghai World Expo Center. With the theme of “Accelerating Industry Intelligence”, Huawei brought together industry thought leaders, business elites, technical experts, partners, developers and other people from all walks of life to discuss how to accelerate industry intelligence from multiple dimensions such as business, industry, and ecology. ization process.

Liyuanxiang was invited to participate in Huawei’s 2023 HC Full Connectivity Conference. At the meeting, Liyuanxiang COO Li Jianxin led the team and Huawei’s wireless product line team to have an in-depth discussion on the further application of RFID in smart warehousing and smart manufacturing factories, clarifying the future of both parties. cooperation direction, and jointly released an RFID-based logistics line solution with Huawei’s enterprise wireless product line at the meeting. At the same time, Li Yuanxiang COO Li Jianxin also gave a detailed introduction to Li Yuanting’s solutions and practical results using RFID in the field of smart warehousing.

This Huawei Connected Conference attracted industry elites and experts from all over the world to share and discuss cutting-edge technologies and development trends in industry intelligence, injecting new vitality into promoting the development of industry intelligence. The close cooperation between Huawei and Li Yuanting will further promote the widespread application of RFID technology in smart warehousing and smart factories, and contribute to the intelligent development of the industry.

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