SOURCE: Impinj, Inc.

March 06, 2006 07:00 ET

Impinj and RF IDentics Announce 25 Million UHF Gen 2 RFID Supply Agreement

Leading RFID Solutions Provider to Deliver UHF Gen 2 Chips to High Performance Label Manufacturer

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2006 -- 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."

About Impinj, Inc.

Impinj, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company whose patented Self-Adaptive Silicon® technology enables its two synergistic business lines: high performance RFID products and innovative semiconductor intellectual property (IP). A leading contributor to the RFID standards for high volume supply-chain applications worldwide, Impinj leverages its technical expertise and industry partnerships to deliver the GrandPrix™ solution, comprising tags, readers, software and systems integration to offer RFID that just works™. Impinj's innovative IP products, core to the company's RFID tags, are licensed to leading semiconductor companies worldwide, allowing them to seamlessly integrate crucial nonvolatile memory (NVM) alongside analog and digital functionality on a single chip. Impinj's IP products include the popular AEON® family of embedded cores, which provides rewriteable NVM technology in logic CMOS manufacturing. For more information, visit www.impinj.com.

Impinj, Self-Adaptive Silicon, Monza, GrandPrix, and AEON are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Impinj, Inc.

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