Hitachi, Oracle Expand IC Tags to Fight Counterfeiting in China – AFP

From AFP, via Yahoo Finance:

Japanese and US high-tech giants Hitachi and Oracle plan to expand their IC tag business to help China fight against rampant counterfeiting, a company official said Monday.

IC tags are tiny microchips that contain special identification codes and other data, which can help track down counterfeiting in anything from tickets to luxury goods.

Hitachi Ltd. and Oracle have introduced an IC tag in China which it hopes the country will use to embed tickets for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, a Hitachi official said. [Full text]

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