Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a term used to describe any identification device that can be sensed at a distance with few problems of obstruction or mis-orientation. The devices are often refered to as 'RFID tags' or 'Smart Labels'.
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2 Jun 2023

Comparison of Thermal Interface Material Formats

Innovation roadmap for thermal interface material formats.
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26 May 2023


Bluebird serves businesses with various computer mobile infrastructure solutions for their enterprise internet of things (IoT) needs, and has a global customer base of over 3,000 companies from 120 countries. This particular profile will center on Bluebird's line of RFID readers. IDTechEx spoke with Hellen Yi, General Manager, GB Headquarters Planning and Marketing Group from Bluebird to discuss its RFID reader business.
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22 May 2023

Component Attach: Market readiness of solders & conductive adhesives

An innovation roadmap comparing component attachment size for sustainable electronics manufacturing.
19 May 2023

How Can Smart Packaging Best Add Value?

What is packaging for? From its initial purpose of simply protecting the product to driving sales via consumer engagement, the role of packaging has substantially evolved. Smart/intelligent packaging continues this trend towards greater functionality, employing sensors, printed electronics, and wireless communication to add value in novel ways.
19 May 2023

Smart Packaging Industry Overview

Innovation roadmap for the smart packaging industry.
15 May 2023

Advanced Semiconductor Packaging: Trends and Growth Drivers

Advanced semiconductor packaging technologies are crucial due to the slowing of Moore's law and rising costs of monolithic Si IC development and manufacturing. Initially, components were individually packaged and integrated at the PCB board level, but as devices become smaller and require higher processing capabilities, component integration needs to be pushed beyond board level.
9 May 2023

Exploring the Growth and Market Breakdown of Passive RFID

The RFID industry is expected to maintain its growth trajectory, with IDTechEx forecasting a market value of US$14 billion in 2023, up from US$12.8 billion in 2022. This market value encompasses various RFID form factors, including labels, cards, fobs, and tags, as well as scanners, software, and services for both active and passive RFID technologies. Among these, the "Passive RFID Tags" segment stands out as the largest, comprising more than half of the total RFID market.
2 May 2023

The Metamaterials Landscape

Innovation roadmap for the metamaterials landscape.
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1 May 2023

Upcoming Webinar - Smart Packaging: Emerging Drivers and Technologies

Wednesday 17 May 2023 - Multiple smart packaging technologies, including embedded lighting, wireless energy harvesting, flexible batteries, and low-cost sensing; Case studies showing the deployment and adoption of different types of smart packaging, such as electronic blister packs for pharmaceuticals; A roadmap for the adoption of different smart packaging technologies, and assessment of technology gaps and other adoption barriers
19 Apr 2023

Examining the Use of PFAS as Low-Loss Materials for 5G Applications

Legislation restricting the usage of "forever chemicals", or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), is being debated in major markets like the European Union and the US.
18 Apr 2023

Smart Packaging Will Become a US$2.6 Billion Market by 2033

The role of packaging has evolved over time, from simply protecting and identifying the product to driving sales via enticing graphics. Smart packaging is the latest iteration, utilizing technology including sensors, indicators, and wireless communication to enhance user engagement, product quality, and supply chain efficiency.
13 Apr 2023

Webinar on the Progress, Trends, and Prospects of RFID Technology

Wednesday 26 April 2023 - The current state of the industry, including a comprehensive analysis of the NFC and RAIN markets and their medium-term opportunities; The RFID market by regions, key growth drivers for various applications, and the remaining barriers to high-volume RFID adoption; Emerging technologies that could pose a threat to the RFID industry and innovative trends in RFID technologies that can help businesses stay ahead of the competition
4 Apr 2023

Smart Packaging 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Raghu Das and Dr Matthew Dyson
27 Mar 2023

RFID Market Trends for 2023 and the Next Five Years

The RFID business continues to grow. The global RFID market is anticipated to continue to grow in 2023, with IDTechEx projecting a market value of US$14 billion in 2023, up from US$12.8 billion in 2022. This market value comprises of RFID labels, cards, fobs, and other form factors, as well as tags, scanners, and software/services for inactive and active RFID.
23 Mar 2023

The "Hidden" Opportunity in Low-loss Materials for 5G

When thinking of the applications of low-loss materials in 5G devices, the first that comes to mind for most is 5G smartphones. After all, low-loss materials are integral in enabling advanced 5G antennas-in-packages (AiP) for smartphones, and high-profile smartphone manufacturers like Apple have gone back and forth about which low-loss material they chose for their 5G antennas in their flagship phones like the iPhone.
21 Mar 2023

Metamaterial Lenses Target Consumer Electronics

Refractive lenses are an 800-year-old technology that has stood the test of time. Glasses, cameras, and microscopy are all applications that rely on lenses to redirect light by varying the optical path through a curved piece of glass or plastic. However, the underlying architecture of lenses may be about to change.
16 Mar 2023

RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Dr Yu-Han Chang, Raghu Das and Dr Matthew Dyson
15 Mar 2023

RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2023-2033

Forecasts taken from IDTechEx report "RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2023-2033"
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14 Mar 2023


Talkin'Things are an RFID company that design, manufacture, and convert ultra-high frequency (UHF) and high frequency (HF) radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. Jakub Zaluska, Marketing Director of Talkin'Things, was interviewed by IDTechEx on February 8, 2023.
9 Mar 2023

Automotive Lidar Players by Technology

Innovation roadmap for automotive lidar players.
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