US scientists have developed a method to embed radio frequency detection chips on to paper that they say is faster, cheaper and offers wider applications than current methods. The patent-pending technology uses laser beams energy to exactly move the ultra-thin chips. Antennas are also fixed with the same method.
The method could be used to prevent fraud as well as supply a new sense to the term paper trail. The findings are presented at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers conference on RFID in Orlando, Florida. According to Head of the project Prof Val Marinov the process is twice as fast as current methods of manufacturing and is cheaper as there is less material used and the equipment is less expensive.