Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), is a highly automated identification technology enabling on-the-fly asset identification, brand protection and supply chain efficiencies. Unlike barcode technology, RFID does not require a clear line-of-sight between the label and data collection device. RFID tags are capable of retaining significant amounts of data which may be modified, locked or visibly obscured from unintended viewers.
With over 4.5 billion RFID-based chips sold to date, NXP is the world's leader in the design and manufacturing of ICs used in smart labels, tags and the corresponding reader components. NXP is in RFID business since 1988 and has developed the most comprehensive IC portfolio (UCODE, NFC, ICODE and HITAG) covering all relevant RFID frequency bands and meeting most important ISO and GS1 EPCglobal standards.