Impinj and RF Identics Announce 25 Million UHF Gen 2 Supply Agreement
May 6, 2006 - Seattle, WA
Impinj, Inc., the fabless semiconductor company whose patented Self-Adaptive Silicon® technology enables its high performance radio frequency identification (RFID) products, today announced an agreement under which RF IDentics will purchase Impinj's Monza™ UHF Gen 2 chips for inclusion in its RFID inlay and label products.
Responding to increased demand from leading consumer goods manufacturers in the global retail supply chain for high-performance RFID solutions, RF IDentics selected Impinj's Monza chips to power their RFID inlay products. In addition to Impinj's chips, RF IDentics will use its proprietary RFID antenna technology as well as antennas licensed from Impinj to manufacture the RFID inlays and labels used to gather and track retail supply chain data.
"We have found that the RFID chip is the most important facet for achieving high performance in an RFID solution," said Pete Metros, CEO of RF IDentics. "We continually test all available RFID chips and have found that Impinj's Monza Gen 2 chip consistently gives us superior performance and is readily available to meet our customers' demands."
"RF IDentics' focus on delivering high performance products is a good fit for Impinj," said William Colleran, president and CEO at Impinj. "We share high standards of quality, which can only be achieved by design excellence, tightly controlled manufacturing and rigorous testing."
Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) wirelessly connects billions of everyday items such as apparel, medical supplies, automobile parts, luggage and food to consumer and business applications such as inventory management, patient safety, asset tracking and item authentication. The Impinj platform uses RAIN RFID to deliver timely information about these items to the digital world, thereby enabling the Internet of Things.
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