Plastic radio chips cut cost of ID tags

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Radio-frequency ID tags – the little devices that can tell a computer the identity of anything from a pet to a library book – could become cheap enough to replace barcodes. That’s the claim of PolyIC of Erlangen, Germany, which plans to launch the first RFID tags printed using conducting inks, instead of being etched like microchips, next year. Like conventional RFID tags, PolyIC’s chips contain an induction coil to receive and transmit radio waves and a memory to store an item’s unique ID code. However,