The global RFID market for RFID is expected to be about $11 billion in 2018, according to the latest estimate from the researchers at IDTechEx. That’s up just a little a bit from $10.5 billion or so in 2017. The market definition behind the numbers includes passive tags, passive readers, software and services that go along with RFID implementation, and tags, readers and systems for so-called active tags, which unlike passive tags carry their own power source and are generally used for asset tracking applications (sometimes also referred to as real-time locator systems or RTLS.) Of the $11 billion total market, passive RFID tags make up $5.01 Billion and passive RFID tag readers will be about $2.85 Billion. The numbers of units sold and their average sales price (ASP) vary across the range of choices. In 2018, IDTechEx expects that 11.5 billion RAIN RFID labels (RFID operating at ~900MHz) will be sold, versus 4.0 billion HF tags (RFID operating at 13.56MHz). The RAIN type RFID tags are the ones used in most retail, apparel and other supply chain applications. High frequency tags, on the other hand, are primarily used in applications that involve payments, secure access and ...