RFID IC could foil counterfeiters

Hitachi claims to have developed the world’s smallest RFID integrated circuit chip called the ‘meu-chip’.

The device is thin enough to be embedded in paper, providing an interesting opportunity for banknote makers who wish to preventing counterfeiting.

Hitachi even created its own in-house company, ‘Meu-Solutions’, on July 1 to help expedite the proliferation of the device.

The ‘meu-chip’ itself is a wireless device that incorporates a 2.45GHz high-frequency analog circuit and a 128-bit ROM in a silicon area 0.4mm square.

ID information can be stored in ROM (Read-Only-Memory) during the manufacturing process.

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