Impinj is the leading provider of UHF RFID solutions that provide item intelligence for the retail, pharmaceutical, healthcare, food and beverage, and many other industries. We work at the intersection of Big Data and the Internet of Things to identify, locate and authenticate items, and our platform comprises the world’s most comprehensive and widely adopted RFID product set, including tag chips, reader chips, fixed readers, software and innovations that support complete solutions. Founded by globally recognized PhD engineers, we have led standards-setting processes while accumulating over 200 patents and developing the technology currently deployed on billions of items worldwide to manage inventory, prevent counterfeits and track goods. Our direct and indirect customers include many of the largest and most familiar names in global business.
Impinj was founded by Dr. Carver Mead and Dr. Chris Diorio in 2000. Semiconductor visionary Dr. Mead was awarded the National Medal of Technology in 2003 and has founded more than twenty companies in his professional career. The driving force behind the UHF Gen 2 standard and winner of the RFID Journal Live! Special Achievement award in 2011 for those efforts, Dr. Diorio is Chairman and CTO of Impinj and also an Associate Professor at the University of Washington. He has personally revolutionized using RFID in applications from supply-chain to pharmaceuticals.