THE RADIO FREQUENCY identification (RFID) market has been growing quietly; already several applications have yeilded more than $100 million, and it is currently responsible for more than 20 percent of all revenue for RFID. New ­IDTechEx research indicates that the value of sales of active systems, including tags, is expected to rocket from $550 million in 2006 to $6.78 billion in 2016. The research report is free to delegates at the Active RFID Summit USA 2006, taking place in Atlanta, Nov. 14–15.

The Active RFID Summit is a forum for users and developers of active RFID and short-range wireless communications devices to meet and discuss moving the industry forward into valuable, commercial territory. Presentations discussing business and operational benefits will give the delegates an opportunity to learn how to take advantage of the capabilities of Active RFID, including the new second generation RFID enabled cell phones.

The summit is expected to attract 200 participants in the active RFID area, attempting meet the needs of both the market and society. EC