@tirlapur- The capabilties Intel is achieving are powered by Impinj Monza X RFID chips. You can read more about these chips and the new benefits they unlock for consumer electronics manufacturers on our website at http://www.impinj.com/monzax. There you can also watch an information webinar on the product, as well as a keynote presentation from Intel on their use of the technology. I hope this helps. We are very excited about this new product! Let me know if you have any further questions.
I also believe that RFID and security tagging of electronics are critical to fighting counterfeiting. It is technology that will be necessary in future (both digital and analog circuits) and something that will command a premium.
Oh! This is really an exciting innovation by Intel, having an embedded RFID tag. The fact that this tag can be enabled/disabled at will is great. With such enable/disable capability such tags can be embedded into the passive components as well in my opinion.Just disable the tag after it is used in a circuit so that it does not interfere with the circuit functionality. Such embedded tags could also become part of non electronic parts.
So the anti-counterfeiting measure also serves as inventory tracking facilitator for the life time of the part.
@Douglas, very informative post indeed. I am excited to know that RFID will be next big anti-counterfeiting technology. Is this technology patented by Intel ? Can we see other vendors also using the same technology to fight counterfeiting because counterfeiting is big challenge to all the vendors.
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Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.