RFID Chips: Future Technology on Everyone's Lips

Deutsche Bank Research, E-conomics

11 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2006

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S. Heng

Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University

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Date Written: January 24, 2006


Radio frequency identification (RFID) is considered a technology of the future, but RFID chips have long established themselves in our everyday lives. RFID systems combine the physical world of a product with the virtual world of digital data. Projects based on RFID far transcend simply replacing the bar code, and in fact represent a new all-encompassing structural concept. The RFID market is faced with the conflicting demands for cheap solutions on the one hand and guaranteed high-level security, which is predicated on additional investment, on the other. The retail trade is playing a decisive part in the broad-based roll-out of RFID projects. Beyond deployment in the retail market, though, RFID will soon be considered an indispensable part of the entire value chain in all sectors of the economy.

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Keywords: Funkchip, RFID, Wertschopfungskette, Chip

JEL Classification: L81, O14, O33

Suggested Citation

Heng, Stefan, RFID Chips: Future Technology on Everyone's Lips (January 24, 2006). Deutsche Bank Research, E-conomics. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=885915 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.885915

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