SEL and TDK announce world's "first" flexible RFID

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Paul Miller
March 13, 2006 5:24 PM
SEL and TDK announce world's "first" flexible RFID
Far be it from us to dispute anyone's claims to the world's first of this or that, but we're not quite sure what Japan's SEL and TDK are getting at here. They're claiming to have co-developed the first bendable radio, an RFID chip built on a bendable plastic substrate using thin-film transistors. No external battery is needed, making this device great for business cards or other bendy situations. The problem is that Philips just did about the exact same thing last month, making this valiant effort -- by our calculations at least -- not, um, first. Sorry guys, better luck next time.
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