In the Bordeaux region of France, an international wine distributor with a history of more than 120 years is dedicated to providing quality aged wines to customers worldwide. Although it has over a century of history, it has been plagued by counterfeit products, especially in the weak link of the supply chain. How would you solve this problem?
This company is Duclot Export. They came up with a solution, using handcrafted wooden boxes to hold the wine, and those boxes included an RFID tag as a unique serial identifier. RFID tags make it easy to identify and track wine throughout the supply chain and protect its brand image.
Image source: Ducolt Export
RFID (radio frequency identification) is an automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) method that uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects. An RFID system consists of a tiny radio transponder, a radio receiver and a transmitter.
When triggered by an electromagnetic interrogation pulse from a nearby RFID reader device, the tag transmits digital data (usually an identification inventory number) back to the reader.
Image source: Kiloway. Schematic diagram of wafer image
The concept of RFID was proposed as early as World War II, and modern RFID technology was patented in 1973. Is it worth bringing it up?
For RFID electronic tag chips, high sensitivity, ultra-low cost, and better applicability are the main difficulties of RFID chips. The core of high sensitivity requiring ultra-low power consumption is the need for ultra-low power consumption storage technology, as well as ultra-low power consumption RF analog and digital circuit design technology.
Ultra-low cost not only requires ultra-low power design technology, but also requires a corresponding low-cost production process. These technical difficulties have not been well resolved by a company until recent years.
Founded in 2001, Kiloway has been deeply involved in the RFID industry for more than 20 years. It is one of the earliest high-tech enterprises in China to independently develop RFID chips, with a number of breakthrough technology invention patents.
Image source: Kiloway. Schematic diagram of Kailuwei RFID chip
Kiloway’s new X-RFID chip technology is unique in the world, with high security, high reliability, and adaptability to harsh working environments. The company has a service system including RFID chip R&D centre, RFID tag/label R&D centre, and application solution centre, providing customers with “product + solution” full-stack services. Kiloway has the ability to do “cloud + terminal + RFID application” system integration capability. Its major customers include Cisco, State Grid, China Mobile, among others.
The key technical advantage that sets Kiloway apart from its competitors lies in:
Kiloway’s XLPM technology is the world’s original ultra-low power permanent storage technology with an excellent SOC embedding function.
Its X-RFID chip technology is based on XLPM and is world leading with high security, high reliability, anti-detection, anti-tampering and low cost.
Kiloway’s X-RFID chip is the world’s unique ultra-low cost chip that does not lose data under harsh working environments such as irradiation, high temperature, and UV light. The X-RFID chip is an OTP tamper-proof chip, and it is the only low-cost chip in the world whose data is not physically erasable and can store data for more than 100 years.
In addition, the RF-o-ID minimalist technology aims at mass disposable applications, with the dual advantages of extremely high sensitivity and extremely low cost.
Kiloway’s ultra-high frequency (UHF) and high-frequency (HF) chip products have become internationally popular and are widely used in many fields such as clothing management, logistics supply chain, asset management, new retail, airline baggage sorting, anti-counterfeiting traceability, and smart medical care.
In 2022, the global situation was turbulent and the aftermath of the COVID-19 epidemic was still lingering. Facing the closure of the epidemic and the shortage of chip production capacity, Kiloway has worked together with partners from all over the world. Its X-RFID chips have achieved great success. At present, Kailuwei’s RFID chips have achieved a cumulative shipment of more than one billion!
Kiloway’s success in 2022 didn’t happen overnight. This is 20 years of hard work, constantly polishing the core technology and industrialization strength. Kiloway has never been afraid of global competition, and strives to carry the banner of RFID chip leader.
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