Tech Industry

Everyone wants in on game of tags

roundup At a retail trade show in New York, tech companies come out to play with RFID products and services.

roundup Tech companies lay out their RFID and other inventory-tracking wares at a retail industry show in New York. But is a boom in the technology really in store for them?


A new consortium will promote RFID and other electronic inventory management methods, while Sun and Microsoft pledge their own twists on the technology.
January 12, 2004


The software giant says it plans to offer retailers its next-generation technology, including emerging wireless applications such as radio frequency identification.
January 12, 2004


German retail giant Metro plans to install an RFID-based tracking system at wholesale stores and supermarkets this year--a boost for the emerging inventory-tracking technology.
January 12, 2004

previous coverage

The research firm says radio frequency ID tags and related technology are headed toward the mainstream of supply chain management strategies, with U.S. spending to leap to about $1.3 billion by 2008.
January 7, 2004


In 2004, RFID adoption will remain limited to niche verticals. Wal-Mart Stores will get what it wants, but widespread adoption of the technology requires a more explicit business case.
January 7, 2004