SOURCE: Advanced ID Corporation

May 04, 2006 08:00 ET

Advanced ID Corp. & Hana Microdisplay Technologies, Inc. Partner to Supply Global RFID Tire Tag

VANCOUVER, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 4, 2006 -- Hana Microdisplay Technologies, Inc. and Advanced ID Corporation (OTC BB: AIDO) announced today a partnership to provide RFID tags to the automotive tire industry on a world-wide basis. The automotive industry has a global production level of approximately 700 million tires. Recently a consensus was reached among industry stakeholders on a proposal to allow electronic product code (EPC) information to be combined with traditional industry data. Standards for implementing RFID technology in automotive tires are being developed by the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), which maintains the current AIAG B-11 automotive standard.

Advanced ID's RFID Tire Tag is an ISO and AIAG standards-based tire tag that is available for use by all global tire manufacturers. According to Dan Finch, President and CEO of Advanced ID, "The partnership announced today with Hana Microdisplay Technologies, Inc. creates a powerful team and further enhances our ability to aggressively serve the RFID tire tag market. We have committed to a price of $0.40 per tag for an aggregate order of 10 million total tire tags."

Hana Microdisplay Technologies, Inc. is a leading US-based provider of manufacturing technology solutions. Its RFID division manufactures and sells products and services in many varied applications. According to Dr. John Erdmann, President and CEO of Hana RFID, "Our current RFID Tire Tag is compliant with industry regulations and positions us well in the market. In house development activity to broaden the use, application and manufacturing technology will strengthen our position as a leading force in selling highly reliable tags for the very stringent automotive tire market. Our new relationship with Advanced ID solidifies our strategy of becoming the world's leader in the manufacture and supply of RFID tire tags. We look forward to enriching the partnership that has quickly developed with Advanced ID, and working together to meet our joint marketing and sales objectives."

About Advanced ID Corporation: Advanced ID Corporation (OTC BB: AIDO) is a complete solutions provider in the radio frequency identification (RFID) market. The Company's subsidiaries are Advanced PET ID, "The Pet Microchip Company," one of the largest providers of companion animal identification in Canada, and Advanced ID Asia Engineering Co. Ltd., our R&D and technical support company. Since 1994 Advanced ID Corporation has been offering a Low Frequency (LF) product line of over 100 items comprised of RFID microchips, identification scanners, and a proprietary pet recovery database to the companion animal and biological sciences markets. Advanced ID is also a leader in UHF-RFID technology with its line of DataTRAC™ livestock tracking and traceability products, and UHF-RFID automotive tire tag applications.

About Hana Microdisplay Technologies, Inc.: Hana Microdisplay's RFID Division ( is headquartered in Twinsburg, Ohio, and is a proud member of the Hana Microelectronics family of companies. Hana offers a wide range of RFID-enabled product solutions for its customers, which range from low frequency to ultra-high frequency applications. Hana also offers a full compliment of manufacturing services on a subcontract basis for RFID products, as well as many semiconductor and electronics-based packages, both in its state-of-the-art manufacturing and test operation in the US and throughout Asia with its affiliate companies.

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