[Dave Birch] Remember the Mu chip from Hitachi?  It was a very small RFID chip. Well, they’re looking a little clunky now that the company has introduced new versions that are that are 0.002 inches by 0.002 inches and look like bits of powder. They’re thin enough to be embedded in a piece of paper, according to company spokesman Masayuki Takeuchi.  The latest chip, which still has no name, is 60 times smaller than the Mu-chip but can handle the same amount of information, which gets stored as a 38-digit number, according to Hitachi.  Sounds very cool, but…

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…it turns out that the chip needs an external antenna, and the smallest antennae available are 80 times bigger than the chip (in other words, they are bigger than the original Mu chip).

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