SOURCE: Impinj, Inc.

May 07, 2007 07:00 ET

Impinj and Yeon Technologies Partner to Address Escalating Demand for High-Performance RFID Solutions in Taiwan

Pioneering RFID Solutions Provider to Resell Taiwan National Communications Commission (NCC) Certified Impinj Speedway® Reader

SEATTLE, WA and TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 7, 2007 -- Leading UHF Gen 2 radio frequency identification (RFID) tag chip and reader supplier Impinj, Inc. today announced an agreement with Yeon Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of the YFY Group providing value-added RFID services, to resell Impinj's high-performance, Speedway® UHF Gen 2 RFID reader in Taiwan. The newest member of Impinj's expanding value-added reseller (VAR) program, Yeon Technologies deploys RFID solutions incorporating the Impinj Speedway reader for a variety of supply-chain and asset tracking applications.

ABI Research expects to see a significant increase in demand for RFID technology from Taiwanese companies in 2007. "As in other Asia-Pacific country markets, supply-chain companies in Taiwan are quickly realizing the significant supply-chain efficiency benefits, business process improvements, and value propositions that are possible with high-performance, RFID solutions at the pallet, case, and item-level," said Michael Liard, RFID and Contactless Research director at ABI. "The partnership between Impinj and Yeon Technologies is expected to help enable local product manufacturers and distributors to ramp up RFID solutions development and spur end-user adoption in Taiwan."

"Yeon Technologies' extensive market knowledge and progressive approach to RFID adoption support Impinj's global technology delivery strategies," said Dimitri Desmons, vice president of RFID marketing at Impinj. "We also share a common vision for the advancement of worldwide RFID standards and quality metrics." Impinj and Yeon Technologies are active members of leading RFID standards organization EPCglobal. In addition, Yeon Technologies is a founding member of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Auto ID Center, the leading global network of academic research laboratories in the RFID field.

"We are very excited to partner with Impinj to deliver the best RFID products and solutions to leading supply-chain companies in Taiwan," said Yeon Technologies President Nancy Tai. "Proven RFID technology is key to improving product supply-chain efficiency in our region, and we look forward to enabling RFID adoption in the coming months."

Successfully deployed in large retail and distribution environments worldwide, the Impinj Speedway reader received certification to operate in Taiwan under National Communications Commission (NCC) regulations. The Speedway reader supports a broad range of use cases at the pallet, case and item level, delivers best-in-class read reliability and throughput, and includes a flexible software architecture that facilitates required maintenance and monitoring functions. In addition, the Speedway reader carries both EPCglobal's Gen 2 Compliance Certification and Interoperability Certification marks, which assure predictable hardware operation in system implementations.

Production quantities of the Speedway reader are available from Yeon Technologies and Impinj's other VAR and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners worldwide.

About Impinj, Inc.

Impinj, Inc. is a semiconductor and RFID company whose patented Self-Adaptive Silicon® technology enables two synergistic business lines: high-performance RFID products and semiconductor intellectual property (IP). A leading contributor to the RFID standards for high-volume supply-chain applications worldwide, Impinj leverages technical expertise and industry partnerships to deliver the GrandPrix™ solution, comprising tags, readers, software and systems integration to offer RFID that just works™. Impinj licenses innovative IP products, core to the company's RFID tags, 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 embeddable cores, which provide rewriteable NVM technology in logic CMOS manufacturing. For more information, visit www.impinj.com.

Impinj, Speedway, Self-Adaptive Silicon, GrandPrix, Monza, "RFID that just works," and AEON are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Impinj, Inc.

About Yeon Technologies

Yeon Technologies specializes in developing innovative UHF RFID products and providing integration and implementation services including RFID business value assessment, lab and field-testing, custom design services, EPCglobal performance testing, RFID hardware and middleware installation, and RFID training. Founded in October 2006 as a wholly owned subsidiary of YFY Group in Taipei, Taiwan, which is the first EPCglobal Asian end-user member, Yeon's mission is to provide value-added RFID services and innovative products to its clients, and enable them to leverage the efficiency, accuracy, and convenience that RFID provides. For more information, visit www.YEONtech.com.

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