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9/17/2013 09:45 AM EDT
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Peter Clarke
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Re: Brand Protection?
Peter Clarke   9/19/2013 11:16:59 AM
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Well you would have to know first what the reader is looking for....

then you would have set up a plastic memory manufacturing line....

...part of the signature relates to the ferroelectric plastic composition ....part to the nanometric thickness of the layer and part to the area of the memory cell.

All are varied to produce the signature.

 

It's a lot easier to forge a holographic security tag Sujita told me

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Brand Protection?
selinz   9/19/2013 11:12:53 AM
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Interesting that the target application is "brand protection." Seems like a a 4bit mixed analog/digital signature wouldn't be that hard to copy... And would this be used by the "copyright police" as they are scanning incoming products?

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Kinnar   9/18/2013 8:27:08 AM
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Yes you are right contact based technology will not be much proven for multiple accesses and this might become a hindrance in adaptability of it.

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Contact or contactless
Peter Clarke   9/18/2013 6:34:36 AM
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I think Thin Film also has research into RFID tags and NFC but you are right, it is a more expensive solution

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Phononscattering   9/17/2013 1:28:13 PM
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It's great to finally see a use for this technology. But is it the disruptive application that organic electronics has been desparately seeking for the last decade? I am not sure about that.


I am also curious about the day to day usability of this approach. From the looks of it, the label has to be contacted with some kind of springy probe. This may prevent use on non-rigid packages and could lead to damage to the product or the label itself. I also image a non-contact approach, such as RFID or a microgravure hologram may be more convenient, but maybe the price point is a differentiating factor here.

 

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