Future Electronics Inks Distribution Deal with Smartrac

RFID and IoT solutions pacesetter SMARTRAC has signed a distribution partnership with Future Electronics, one of the largest electronics components distributors in the world. The cooperation with Smartrac is Future Electronics’ first venture into RFID technology. The distribution partnership came into effect on November 1, 2016, and covers Smartrac’s portfolio of standard inlays and tags…

Electronics Counterfeiting: Tiny Tags, Big Solutions?

Despite the best efforts of component makers, distributors and equipment manufacturers, counterfeit electronics still enter the supply chain. Counterfeiting has cost the semiconductor industry as much as $7.5 billion related to brand damage, product replacement and repairs, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). No single solution has evolved that definitively combats counterfeiting in electronics.…

Double-Digit Growth for Anti-Counterfeit Tech Market

New York, N.Y. — Anti-counterfeit technology has emerged as a preferred choice of solution against cases of counterfeiting. The market is expected to witness a remarkable growth, chiefly due to increasing instances of electronic/automobile counterfeit products, which are easily available in the local markets. The global anti-counterfeit (electronics and automobiles) market is expected to reach $24.2…

The RFID ‘Kill’ Switch is here

During the RFID Live 2013 conference, I had the opportunity to preview some very significant technology introductions that will be implemented as standard features in both mobile and fixed stationed products very soon. One of the most intriguing innovations is the RFID application that I like to think of as a “kill switch.” One hardware…