Exporting RFID to the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands
RFID systems have a wide range of applications for industrial, commercial and consumer use. A wide range of passive and electromechanical components, embedded sub-assemblies and software among other electronic and electrical engineering products are used in RFID. The penetration of RFID is growing in smart manufacturing and supply chain management for process optimisation benefits. Since high-tech RFID is cost-intensive in Europe, OEMs are increasingly buying hardware or low-tech products from low-cost production countries. Exporters from developing countries (DCs) have opportunities in supplying better-priced components for further integration with high-tech microchips in European OEMs. Co-design and co-innovation can also advance European sales of electronic components made by DC suppliers.