China’s RFID card market to nearly double to USD 807 million in 2017
March 13, 2013 // Julien Happich
Driven by the government's focus on the futuristic Internet of Things and a surge in private sector growth, China’s RFID card market will nearly double in value and more than double in units in 2017, says Lux Research.
The RFID card/tag market volume will grow to 2.11 billion units, from 894 million in 2012, reflecting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19%. In revenue terms, the market will grow to USD807 million in 2017, from USD454 million in 2012, at a CAGR of 12%.
“So far, government applications account for 22% of the volume and 34% of the revenue, but that is about to change quickly,” said Richard Jun Li, Lux Research Director and the lead author of the report titled, “Identifying Growth and Threat in China’s Emerging RFID Ecosystem.”
“With the rise of market-driven applications, there are opportunities for multinationals to leverage China’s RFID growth – speed and identification of the best local partnerships will be critical,” he added. Lux Research analysts studied the Chinese RFID market and government policy to evaluate growth prospects for the industry. Among their findings:
Consumer market is the strongest
Driven mainly by the adoption of RFID tags for anti-counterfeiting, consumer applications will grow the fastest in volume terms – at a CAGR of 38% until 2017. Industrial applications will grow at a 25% rate, while electronic toll collection will be a fast-growing subsector.
Local OEM players emerging
The rise of Chinese original equipment manufacturer (OEM) suppliers for RFID cards/tags is creating a new industry dynamic. Currently, the top 15 suppliers – led by China Card Group and Tatwah Smartech – account for 57% of the Chinese market and are poised for further gains.
Focus is on fast-growing UHF market
Chinese companies do not have as strong a position in superior ultra-high frequency (UHF) chips – which will grow dramatically to become a USD236 million market in 2017. However, the clock is ticking for multinational suppliers, as the Chinese government is putting significant resources into developing homemade UHF chips.
Visit Lux Research at www.luxresearchinc.comAll news
Analog Devices is Sand 9 buyer
September 01, 2015
Piezoelectric MEMS resonator startup Sand 9 Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.) was acquired by Analog Devices Inc. (Norwood, Mass.) ...
Butterfly wings inspire gas sensing innovation
SEMI Europe appoints new president
Will hardware-based virtualized GPU cards shrink the market?
Plessey clinches GBP6.7m grant for LED production expansion
Fraunhofer develops cost-effective wireless charging system
September 01, 2015
Wireless charging for battery-electric vehicles will get one step closer with the prototype system developed by Fraunhofer ...
Grab Altera's latest MAX 10 FPGA kit
Smart mouth guard monitors health markers in real time
Wearable: 'Hardware Ponzi Scheme'
- High Voltage CMOS Amplifier Enables High Impedance Sensing with a Single IC
- Software-Defined Radio Handbook
- Why Making the Move from a Variable Transformer to a VariPLUS is the Right Decision
- Automating Leakage and Functional Testing
InterviewCEO interview: Ambiq sees broader options for low voltage
Mike Noonen, recently appointed interim CEO at microcontroller startup Ambiq Micro, discusses the focus and opportunities for this pioneering company designing circuits that can operate below the threshold ...
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Altera is giving away three of its second-generation Nios II Embedded Evaluation Kit (NEEK), worth 9 each, for EETimes Europe's readers to win.
The feature-rich platform provides a fast and simple way for embedded designers to experience the capabilities of a custom embedded processor in a non-volatile FPGA.
MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.