Euro notes seek forgery protection

EUROPE - Two of Europe's biggest chip developers may be working with the European Central Bank (ECB) to include tiny radio transceivers in high-value euro banknotes.

According to well-respected trade paper Electronic Engineering Times, Dutch firm Philips and Germany's Infineon are looking into how they could make a chip and antenna cheaply enough to embed in 200 and 500 euro notes.

The idea would be to allow notes to be interrogated by special devices at tills, which would sound the alarm if

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