By leveraging the capabilities of Taiwan companies in the manufacturing of IT hardware, Taiwan-based makers should be able to account for more than 10% of the global production value of RFID products, the sources stated.
Understandably so. With estimated demand reaching over $33 Billion just for RFID tags within four years, there's a lot of money to be made there. With a hint of industrialism in this new market, it's hoped that the manufacturers and retailers don't let the money get to their heads and remember the desire for privacy among people who will be ultimately using this technology. Preventing a DVD or sweater from being stolen is one thing, tracking its every moment for its entire existence is another. Luckily for the average consumer, the scope of RFID is rather limited and it is a short-range technology and one that could ultimately benefit us.