European group researches polymer RFID chips

Several electronics manufacturers and research institutes in Europe have joined forces in a European Union-funded project aimed at developing low-cost, polymer-based electronic circuits.

The project, called PolyApply, will focus, among other things, on developing plastic chips for RFID (radio frequency identification) applications, Richard Stockdill, a spokesman for STMicroelectronics NV (ST), said Thursday. The French-Italian chip maker is leading the project.

As part of its Sixth Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Framework Programme, the European Commission is providing

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