On the new trend of screen printing market driven

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On the new trend of RFID driving the next edition printing market (Part 2)

RFID tag price the growth rate of RFID tags will be driven by costs. According to Coca Cola company, before electronic tags are used on all boxes and pallets, the price of each tag will be from the current ADC0809 chip It is the lowest level of CMOS data collection devices, falling from 30-50 cents to 5 cents. This means that 1billion labels will be needed every year. According to existing RFID label producers, they are developing production methods to achieve the above unit price level. Once the label price is reduced to 1 cent, it is very economical to put such a label on all consumer goods. The first products that use this label are expensive items, such as DVDs, CDs, batteries, perfume, cigarettes, etc. Experts predict that by 2015, more than 10% of products will have electronic labels

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1 cent or less makes the total demand for electronic labels reach billions, and many new applications are developed, such as bank checks, stamps, certificates and archives. At such a low price, printing has not only become a competitive production method, but also can produce RFID tags on a large scale, almost without additional basic investment

material cost

the main problem in the future is the gap between the cost of the core silicon chip of RFID tag and the cost of electronic ink of integrated circuit. At that time, the silicon coke market may remain strong, and chips account for the largest proportion of the cost of electronic labels, including dynamic zigzag fatigue test, radial fatigue performance test, wheel impact performance test, etc. Using the latest large-scale production equipment can reduce the unit price of labels to 30 cents, and silicon chips account for 60% - 75% of the total unit price. According to the prediction of German electronic label equipment manufacturers, the price of silicon chips will not fall below 2 cents for a long time. The cost of other materials is about 2.5 cents, and the rest is processing costs. In short, material costs still account for the majority of the total cost. Someone warned that once billions of electronic labels are needed, the cost of materials used for electronic ink will become extremely expensive. The price of silver is also too high for low-cost production that allows virus contamination to reach the lowest label

at present, Siemens in Germany is using printing, gravure printing and flexographic printing technology to produce plastic integrated circuits with polymer electrodes, insulators and semiconductors in the laboratory, and the price of conductive polymers used is as high as $200 per gram. They are developing reel to reel technology to make printing electronic labels like printing newspapers

due to material costs and technical barriers, Siemens' plan will slow down. They will first focus on the anti-counterfeiting trademark production device with a capacity of 16bit. They plan to start simply and try to find a reel to reel production method suitable for mass production. It is expected that the first product will be put into the market in about 3 years, and it may take 10 years to produce RFID tags with a capacity of 96bit

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