Global chipless RFID market reaches 26 percent CAGR

February 22, 2017 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
According to Persistence Market Research (PMR), the US$ 477.7 million chipless RFID market is estimated to reach US$ 3,058.2 million by 2024-end, reflecting a robust CAGR of 26.1% during the forecast period (2016-2024).

The firm contends that the retail sector will play a crucial role in driving the market growth globally over the next couple of years with adoption of chipless RFID expected to remain high in stores for smart shelves and item-level tagging.

US-based chipless RFID manufacturers will continue their dominance with companies such as Xerox Corporation and Zebra technologies leading the pack on a global level. PMR's analysis reveals that strategic partnerships amongst players will remain a key trend throughout the forecast period in order to penetrate narrower channels of the market. Thin Film Electronics ASA, Spectra System, Tag Sense, Politronica, and Molex are some of the other companies who have significantly increased their footprints in the global chipless RFID market in recent years.

According to PMR's latest report on the global market for chipless RFID, issues associated with data characteristics is likely to inhibit the overall growth of the market during the assessment period. Further, technological stringency is translating into operational restrictions of chipless RFID. Tags developed using chipless RFID technology are susceptible to various physical and virtual attacks, which increases the possibilities of data misuse. These tags are easily accessible making any private information stored in them prone to malignant threats. On the other hand, factors such as cost effective manufacturing technology, rapid adoption in sectors such as banking and healthcare and growing need for efficient supply chain management are expected to define the market growth over the next couple of years.

As per the projection, demand for the chipless RFID tag will gain maximum traction, while the chipless RFID reader will emerge as the second largest segment of the market over 2024 on the basis of component type. In terms of revenue, the RFID tag segment is anticipated to expand at the fastest CAGR of 31.4% over the forecast period, followed by RFID reader segment.