WIDE RANGE REWRITEABLE 13.56 MHz RFID TAGGING IC

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For Immediate Release



Editorial Contact:







Reader/Literature Inquiries:

Christina Hecht







(480) 786
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Microchip Technology Inc.






Web:
www.microchip.com

(480) 786
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7669


WIDE RANGE
OF APPLICATIONS FOR MICROCHIP’S NEWEST

REWRITEABLE 13.56 MHz RFID TAGGING IC


CHANDLER, Ariz., October 3, 2000 [NASDAQ: MCHP]



The industry of automatic data
collection (ADC) systems, such as the barcode system, for tracking inventory items may be
getti
ng turbocharged with the adoption of newly emerging, compelling and relatively inexpensive
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag technology.



RFID technology offers numerous distinctive advantages over traditional identification
systems. An automatic

data collection (ADC) system such as barcode technology requires that
employees manually read each and every label on pallets, boxes or containers and ensure that
every item has been accounted for. RFID systems can scan, read and write to multiple labeled

or
“tagged” objects simultaneously without human intervention and without line
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of
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sight, thereby
significantly speeding up the process of item
-
level interrogation.


Cost and labor savings can be significant and tracking errors can be minimized with the
a
bility to read large numbers of tagged objects inside packages, cartons and containers without
having to actually handle each object individually. An RFID
-
based system enables a pallet moving
through an RFID reader field and all the cartons or totes on the

pallet, to be interrogated quickly
and automatically, speeding throughput and reducing the chance for errors. Additionally, a read
-
write tag listing all the items on the pallet, including a complete history of where the products
came from and where they a
re going could be contained on the pallet and/or on the individual
items. Information on the tag can be updated in real
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time.


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Another compelling argument for RFID tagging is multi
-
use functionality. The o
n
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chip
memory capacity of RFID smart labels allows for single identification of an item from
manufacturer to distributor to retail. A single label can be used for Work In Progress (WIP)
tracking at the manufacturer, shipment to the retail outlet, provide e
nhanced inventory control at
the retail level, offer point
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of
-
sale (POS) functionality to improve checkout times and provide
electronic article surveillance (EAS) protection. In the case of EAS systems, the new RFID chips
can notify the business when an it
em exits the establishment and tells exactly what items are
leaving, which can then be crosschecked against POS data to verify that the items were purchased.



Other new and compelling applications enabled by the MCRD450 RFID tagging device:



Parcel Shipmen
ts.
Overnight parcel service carriers realize the costs involved for a driver to
handle a package: scanning it, walking it on the truck or placing it on the shelf. With an
anticollision RFID tag attached to each parcel, the driver can carry an armload of p
ackages
into the truck and a reader embedded in the door can automatically scan all the packages. This
solution eliminates picking up or turning around large boxes to scan the traditional bar code.
The driver could also scan the entire contents of the truc
k automatically for real
-
time inventory
listing and tracking.




Industrial Laundry.
With an RFID tag in each article, a service laundering thousands of
sheets, uniforms or other articles can immediately identify each uniform and its owner, thereby
reducing
labor cost and enabling automatic routing and packing.




Anti
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Counterfeiting.
RFID products enable unique ways to identify, track and prove genuine
products throughout their life cycle, either openly or covertly. They can be used for clothing,
video and aud
io products, fragrance products, gaming chips and many other products.




Warehousing.
An RFID reader allows for very fast and complete inventory management and
control because it has the ability to scan all of the cartons on a pallet

even those items that
a
re placed in the middle and not visible. The technology also enables rapid inventory in retail
stores, warehouses and even the trucks that transport goods between them.

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Airline Baggage.
Airport security can be

enhanced by adding an RFID tag to every piece of
luggage to match the names of the passengers on the flight. Following a flight, checked
baggage can be automatically matched with that of the disembarking passengers. As luggage
passes through airport chec
kpoints and baggage handling equipment, the anticollision feature
of these low
-
cost tags allows all of them to be read and uniquely identified even in the
presence of other tags. This feature also allows for rapid location of luggage in the event of an
eme
rgency search.




Factory Automation.
Bar coding can be eliminated or supplemented by using RFID tags to
identify individual products on a factory floor. While bar codes must be clean and visible and
face a laser scanner to be read, RFID technology enables a
n item to be read regardless whether
the RFID tag is placed on the other side of the object or covered by a material such as paint or
dirt. RFID tags can be packaged to withstand the very harshest of environments and can even
be placed inside a package or
carton.


Microchip Technology Inc. manufactures the widely popular PICmicro
®

RISC
microcontrollers which serve 8
-

and 16
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bit embedded control applications. Specializing in field
-
programmable and mixed
-
signal solutions, the Company also offers complementary

microperipheral products including stand
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alone analog, interface and microID™ RFID devices;
serial EEPROMs; and the patented KEELOQ
®

security devices. This synergistic product portfolio
targets thousands of applications and a growing demand for high
-
perfo
rmance designs in the
automotive, communications, computing, consumer and industrial control markets. The
Company’s quality systems are ISO 9001 (1994 version) and QS9000 (1998 version) certified.
Microchip is headquartered near Phoenix in Chandler, Arizon
a, with semiconductor fabrication
facilities in both Arizona and Washington, and assembly and test operations near Bangkok,
Thailand. Microchip employs approximately 2,900 people worldwide and has sales offices
throughout Asia, Europe, Japan and the Ameri
cas.







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Note: The Microchip name and logo, PIC, PICmicro, MPLAB and KEELOQ are registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Inc. in

the USA
and other countries. microID, Migratable Memory, ICSP and In
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Circuit Serial Programming are trademarks o
f Microchip Technology Inc. in the
USA and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.