Printed electronics, RFID are providing solutions for the IoT.
David Savstano, Editor11.14.16
There is tremendous interest in the Internet of Things (IoT). The potential to connect to literally trillions of items could provide consumers, retailers and brand owners alike with vast amounts of information.
The ability to actually connect to the item level is one of the challenges that manufacturers are facing, and printed electronics, RFID and Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled devices provide a solution that is already being implemented in the marketplace.
Bill Cummings, SVP, corporate communications for Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm), said that the IoT market really has unlimited potential.
“Certainly it’s a matter of execution, but it’s also about making people’s lives easier … as opposed to implementing technology for technology’s sake,” Cummings added. “We see Thinfilm’s role as being a key IoT enabler by bringing intelligence to everyday items, extending the traditional
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