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2005 Venture All Stars Names Impinj Venture All Star Company of the Year

Seattle, WA June 23, 2005 - Impinj, Inc. ( took home top honors as the 2005 Venture All Star Company of the year&trade at the 5th Annual Venture All Stars&trade Awards Gala and NASDAQ Golf Tournament held Friday, June 3, 2005 ( Additionally, Dyaptive Systems ( won best of British Columbia and Monsoon, LLC was named best of Oregon. The winning companies were evaluated by the 2005 Venture All Stars selection committee, comprised of representatives from more than 35 venture capital organizations representing billions of dollars in venture capital including: Motorola Ventures, Madrona Venture Group, Arch Venture Partners, Voyager Capital, OVP Venture Partners, Greenstone VC, Yaletown Venture Partners, and the Puget Sound Venture Club.

"Over the past five years The Venture All Stars have become perhaps the most prestigious and sought after corporate award for emerging companies in the Pacific Northwest," said Tim Reha, president Venture All Stars. "The Venture All Stars selection committee evaluation process is fairly rigorous and is conducted by the most successful and astute group of VC's you will find in one room; all of this year's top 25 companies should be extremely proud off this recognition and their accomplishments. They are the best and brightest companies the Pacific Northwest has to offer," continued Reha.

The companies were selected from a pool of 25 nominated companies hailing from British Columbia, Oregon and Washington, and were evaluated from multiple business and funding criteria including: strong management, financial backing and high-growth potential (see full list of the top 25 at the end of this release).

Impinj, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company whose patented Self-Adaptive Silicon® technology enables its two synergistic business lines: high performance RFID and cost-effective semiconductor intellectual property (SIP). Impinj's innovative SIP products, core to the company's RFID tags, are licensed to leading semiconductor companies worldwide, allowing them to cost-effectively integrate crucial nonvolatile memory alongside analog and digital functionality on a single chip.

Dyaptive Systems develops, sells and supports state-of-the-art load and performance test equipment for CDMA base station manufacturers and network operators around the world. The Vancouver-based company was founded in October 2001.

The Venture All Stars event is the only event of its kind that brings together and honors companies from both in the United States and Canada. Past Venture All Star companies include vCustomer, FIOS, nGrain, HouseValues and Mforma.

  • Venture All Star Company of the Year: Impinj
  • Best of British Columbia: Dyaptive Systems
  • Best of Washington: Impinj
  • Best of Oregon: Monsoon

Complete list of the 25 finalist companies:

  • A Place for Mom
  • Abebooks
  • All Star Directories
  • CallVision
  • Dyaptive Systems
  • eProject
  • Genologics Life Sciences Software
  • Impinj
  • Isilon Systems
  • Jobster
  • Knowledge Anywhere
  • Medio Systems
  • Melodeo
  • Neah Power Systems
  • NewHeights Software
  • Novinium
  • Ocularis Pharma
  • Pure Networks
  • RadioFrame Networks
  • SNAPin Software
  • Sunnybrook Technologies
  • Tableau Software
  • Teranode Corporation
  • World Wide Packets
  • Zango

About Venture All Stars

Venture All Stars Group is an integrated media, marketing and advisory services organization that monitors and provides access into the Pacific Northwest's seed to mid-stage venture ecosystem. In addition to the annual Venture All Stars Event, it operates a partner network consisting of premier venture capital, angel investor, entrepreneur, corporate executives, governmental trade agencies and consulate generals in the region. Its membership services include educational events and products (Executive Playbook), public relations and radio style podcasting shows. Venture All Stars features an investor presentation service called Venture Showcase and online educational service called Venture Library. Venture All Stars publishes the de-facto visual representation of the northwest venture ecosystem called the Venture Map with a distribution of more than 50,000 units.

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Impinj (NASDAQ: PI) helps businesses and people analyze, optimize, and innovate by wirelessly connecting billions of everyday things—such as apparel, automobile parts, luggage, and shipments—to the Internet. The Impinj platform uses RAIN RFID to deliver timely data about these everyday things to business and consumer applications, enabling a boundless Internet of Things. 

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