1945 World War 2: The British tracked and identified the aircraft making the first RFID system
1973 First RFID Tag: Mario W. Cardullo received the first US patent for an active RFID tag
1990 The first Ultra High-Frequency Reader was invented with a 20-ft read range and faster data transfer
2004 Walmart spent 50 million USD on RFID initiative
2020 The RFID market is projected to reach 24.5 billion USD