More than 15 Billion RAIN RFID Tag Chips Sold in 2018

The RAIN RFID Alliance announced that there were as many as 15.4 billion RAIN RFID tag chips sold across the globe in 2018. This is 23% growth over 2017, and the RAIN RFID market is on track to reach over 20 billion tag chips sold annually by 2020.

Tag chip forecast discussions began after the RAIN RFID Alliance was founded in 2014, and the industry has been expecting to achieve annual sales of over 20 billion tag chips by 2020. The Alliance is an organization supporting the universal adoption of RAIN UHF RFID technology. A wireless technology that connects billions of everyday items to the internet, enabling businesses and consumers to identify, locate, authenticate and engage assets. The Alliance is part of AIM Inc. AIM has served as the association and worldwide authority on automatic identification, data collection and networking in a mobile environment for over 40 years.

The RAIN Alliance collects volume data from the leading RAIN tag chip manufacturers, all of which are members of the Alliance. RAIN Alliance members, including Alien Technologies, Axzon Inc, EM Microelectronic, Impinj, Inc, and NXP Semiconductors, sold 15.4 billion tag chips in 2018.

The markets using RAIN include Aviation, Electronics, Food, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Packaging, and Retail. RAIN tags are:

  • Attached or embedded
  • Flexible or hardened
  • Basic identification numbers or more memory and data
  • For long-range or short-range
  • Alone or connected to sensors, such as temperature or pressure
  • Without batteries or are battery assisted

Click here to learn more about the RAIN RFID Alliance.

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