Impinj's AEON® Nonvolatile Memory Licensed to SanDisk
June 19, 2006 - Seattle, WA
Impinj, Inc., a leading supplier of nonvolatile memory (NVM) semiconductor intellectual property (IP), today announced a licensing agreement with SanDisk® Corporation, (NASDAQ: SNDK), the world's largest supplier of flash data storage cards.
"Available in the same cost-effective semiconductor processes used to manufacture SanDisk's portable device's control chips, Impinj's AEON NVM will be directly integrated into SanDisk products, such as the flash memory cards which are embedded into many of today's mobile handsets," said Geoff Gongwer, senior director of ASIC development at SanDisk. "Impinj's AEON NVM allows us to address on-chip NVM requirements, supporting advanced features on our most popular storage products now and in the future."
"We are pleased that SanDisk chose Impinj's NVM technology for its industry-leading portable storage products," said Larry Morrell, vice president of IP Products at Impinj. "Working together, SanDisk and Impinj will deliver storage products that multiple industries demand."
SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world's leading supplier of flash data storage card products using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Milpitas, CA and has operations worldwide, with more than half its sales outside the U.S. Additional news and information about the company is available at www.sandisk.com.
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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