Matrics Inc – Tech Notables
Matrics Inc. has developed a high-speed RFID tag assembly system it says can potentially produce millions of tags per hour. The Parallel Integrated Chip Assembly (PICA), which requires less than 600 square feet of operating space, can assemble tags up to 1,500 times faster than current flip-chip solutions. Matrics says an entire “page” of tags can be produced in one operation by eliminating the traditional multivendor manufacturing process. A PICA prototype was built in Spring 2003, and 15 provisional patents have been secured. A PICA production machine, which will be installed at Matrics’ headquarters, will begin production next year. www.matrics.com
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