Friday, September 26, 2003

Chip Everywhere

Although CASPIAN - Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering is protesting fiercely against tagging products, RFID chips seems to be unstoppable.

Photo-Illustration for Time by Viktor Koen

Cathy Booth-Thomas of wrote a comprehensive article about RFID entitled "The See-It-All Chip" . With RFID, the family fridge will tell you when the milk is spoiled or you’re out of butter. In the store, your grocer will know all. A tag will help you find Fluffy too.

During the recent Auto-ID Expo 2003 in Japan, there are a significant increase in the number of industries that showcased their RFID related products/demos.

From 29-31st Oct, IDTechEx is hosting Smart Label Asia 2003 - the first major bilingual RFID and smart labels conference in Asia, held in Tokyo, Japan.

Friday, September 05, 2003

0.5x0.5mm Malaysian Microchip (MM Chip)

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“This RFID chip technology is indispensable to Malaysia in order to achieve our Vision 2020,” Dr Mahathir said at a press conference after the seventh annual meeting of the Multimedia Super Corridor’s International Advisory Panel (IAP) at Cyberjaya MSC.

Its call Malaysian Microchip - MM Chip. Measuring 0.5x0.5mm, the chip is expected to cost less than US$0.10 (38sen) each when commercial production is in full swing.

The MM chip measures 0.25 sq mm – about the size of a decimal point – and can be embedded in paper. It is useful for a variety of purposes, such as a replacement for barcode tags in retail goods, for differentiating between genuine and counterfeit currency notes, and for use in passports.

Its a Malaysia-Japanese venture between Malaysia Government, FEC Inc and Silterra.

Read on @ theStar Online or sinchiew-tech

Grand daddy of all vision videos - 'Knowledge Navigator'

Apple Computer • 'Knowledge Navigator'
Producer: Jane Hernandez
Director: Randy Field
Director of Photography: Bill Zarchy
Filmed on location in San Francisco
AC: Rod Williams
Gaffer: Jani Vournas

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Another Clip : RainForest

According to Jakob Nielsen, it was commissioned back in 1987.

Modified by | Original design by Elque 2007