SOURCE: Impinj, Inc.

Impinj, Inc.

April 15, 2009 08:00 ET

Impinj Delivers Packaged Monza™ 3 Tag Chips

Highly Durable Packaged Chip Suits Rugged Applications Perfectly

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - April 15, 2009) - Leading UHF Gen 2 radio frequency identification (RFID) technology provider Impinj, Inc. today announced the launch of packaged Monza™ 3 chips, which exhibit exceptional durability and address harsh operating environments requiring rugged tags. Engineered to sustain frequent thermal cycling and physical stress, the Monza packaged chips establish new benchmarks for reliability, performance, readability and high-speed field rewriteability while enabling numerous industrial applications that had proven too demanding for RFID technology. Because packaged chips allow for highly reliable, solder antenna connections, customers can expect excellent long-term performance in wide ranging asset tagging applications.

Packaged Monza 3 chips perfectly suit the electronics industry, where manufacturers leverage RFID to monitor work-in-process, inventory, board revision history and counterfeiting as well as to improve recalls and customer service. The new Monza 3 offering is the smallest and lowest profile packaged chip in its class, and manufacturers can integrate the parts onto printed circuit boards (PCBs) using industry-standard surface mount technology (SMT). Monza 3's extremely small package size enables placement on even the most space-constrained PCBs.

RFID solution provider Mighty Card selected the packaged Monza 3 chip to drive its most critical asset tagging application. "We partnered with Impinj for one of our most important projects, the pallet rental application for Japan Pallet Rental Corporation," said Koji Kabumoto, president of Mighty Card, RFID solution provider in Japan. "Impinj's tag chip performance and innovative antenna design exceeded our expectations. We put the tags through extraordinarily rigorous testing -- beyond our actual needs -- and they survived. From delivery to performance, Impinj was excellent."

Key Features of Packaged Monza 3 Chips:

--  High-sensitivity coupled with superior interference rejection, which
    creates exceptional tag performance -- even when buried deep within a
    pallet of RF-absorbing material
--  Industrial temperature range, which yields reliable performance under
    harsh conditions
--  Rugged package, which protects chips from the environment and allows
    robust attachment of tag antennas
    

"The key advantages of our packaged Monza 3 chips go beyond features listed on a data sheet," said Kerry Krause, vice president of marketing at Impinj. "These parts allow our customers to address new, challenging end-user applications. Monza 3 packaged chips create many opportunities for UHF RFID in the industrial marketplace."

Packaged Monza 3 parts are available now in production quantities.

About Impinj, Inc.

Impinj, Inc. is the world's leading technical innovator in developing UHF Gen 2 RFID solutions for both item-level and supply-chain tagging. Impinj draws on its technical expertise and industry partnerships to deliver a wide range of products and solutions comprising high-performance tag chips, readers, reader chips, software, antennas, and systems integration. Impinj's products provide unprecedented performance, integration and cost effectiveness to a global customer base across numerous vertical markets with applications including inventory management, asset tracking, authentication and serialization. For more information, visit www.impinj.com.

Impinj, Speedway, Indy and Monza are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Impinj, Inc.

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