RFID industry ranked third in the world this year or up to 16 billion

At the "China Wireless World and Internet of Things Conference" held on the morning of November 3, Zhang Qi, deputy director of the Electronic Science and Technology Committee of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said that the scale of China's radio frequency identification technology (RFID) industry exceeded 10 billion yuan for the first time in 2010, and this year To maintain rapid growth, it is expected to achieve 16 billion. As of now, China's RFID industry ranks third in the world, second only to the United States and the United Kingdom.

The development of the radio frequency identification technology (RFID) industry benefits from the promotion of the Gold Card project.

It is understood that the National Gold Card Project, as one of the four starting projects for China's informatization construction, was launched in 1993 with the application of electronic money bank card applications. At present, a mature electronic payment system has been established, with a total of 2.4 billion bank cards issued and connected to a common network in 108 countries. At the same time, the smart IC card application was launched to promote the development of e-government and e-commerce. To date, 8 billion smart IC cards have been issued.

Zhang Qi said that since the Gold Card project was launched 18 years ago, from magnetic stripe cards to smart cards to RFID applications, China has embarked on a road of information-based development with Chinese characteristics. "With the flourishing development of the Gold Card project construction and IC card application, RFID technology for radio frequency identification has been in China's second-generation resident ID card, urban public transport "card", electronic certificate and product anti-counterfeiting, special equipment strong inspection, safety management, Animal and plant electronic signs, as well as modern logistics management and other areas started pilot applications,” she said.

According to the statistics, since the National Gold Card Project in 2004 has listed the pilot project of the Internet of Things RFID as a key work, the Gold Card project has launched new RFID application pilot projects every year.

Zhang Qi emphasized that on the Internet of Things application project, the Internet of Things's RFID application project has been funded by the National Development and Reform Commission. In April this year, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology have issued special measures for Internet of Things, which clearly stipulates that 500 million yuan of special funds will be used to support the construction of the Internet of Things.

Finally, regarding the RFID industry of the Internet of Things awareness technology, Zhang Qi stated that the market size of the industry has increased year by year, with 8.5 billion in 2009 and 12 billion in 2010, and it is expected to reach 16 billion in 2011.