Is A Huge RFID Price Plunge Imminent?

NEC is preparing to sell its next-generation of tag readers/writers at a price more than 90 percent lower than current pricing, according to a report in Japanese business publication The Nikkei.

"The tags are compatible with all of the six worldwide radio communications standards. NEC is ready to accept orders beginning as early as this July," the story reported, adding that some "10,000 of the new tags will be available for approximately (the equivalent of) $100."