SOURCE: Impinj, Inc.

February 21, 2007 07:00 ET

Ingram Micro to Distribute Impinj's Speedway™ RFID Reader in North America

Agreement Expands Access to Highest-Performing RFID Reader Technology in Key Markets

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2007 -- Leading UHF Gen 2 radio frequency identification (RFID) chip and reader supplier Impinj, Inc. today announced an agreement with the world's largest technology distributor, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), to distribute Impinj's high-performance Speedway™ UHF Gen 2 RFID reader.

The distribution agreement will be facilitated by Ingram Micro's Data Capture/POS Division, a leading distributor of automatic identification/data capture (AIDC), RFID, point-of-sale (POS) and mobile computing products. The agreement serves the growing number of North American RFID value added resellers (VARs) incorporating the Speedway reader into complete "Powered by Impinj" RFID systems. Successfully deployed in large retail and distribution environments, the Speedway UHF Gen 2 reader significantly improves manufacturing and supply chain efficiencies and supports a broad range of use cases at the pallet, case and item-level.

"Impinj's Speedway reader is an excellent addition to our RFID product portfolio," said Justin Scopaz, director, vendor management for Ingram Micro. "The Speedway reader provides an ideal platform for RFID VARs to develop comprehensive end-customer solutions that transform small RFID pilots into successful, large-scale deployments."

"Our distribution agreement with Ingram Micro gives RFID VARs, system integrators and end-users unprecedented access to the world's best RFID reader technology for numerous applications," said Dimitri Desmons, vice president of RFID marketing at Impinj. "Ingram Micro's broad and trusted distribution capability supports Impinj's aggressive RFID adoption initiatives in the retail, manufacturing, logistics and transportation industries, and across key vertical market segments such as pharmaceuticals and apparel."

Impinj's Speedway reader delivers best-in-class read reliability and throughput and includes a flexible software architecture that facilitates maintenance and monitoring options. The Speedway reader also features a unique mono-static antenna design that substantially reduces ownership costs and complexity compared to other reader solutions. The Speedway reader carries both EPCglobal's Gen 2 Conformance Certification and Interoperability Certification marks.

About Ingram Micro, Data Capture/POS Division

The Data Capture/POS Division of Ingram Micro Inc. is a leading value add distributor of auto ID/data capture (AIDC), RFID, point-of-sale (POS), radio frequency identification (RFID) and wireless solution products. The division offers these products, as well as the complete suite of Ingram Micro products, to provide complete solutions to its customers. With offices and distribution centers across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, Ingram Micro's Data Capture/POS Division delivers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to technology integrators around the world. For more information, visit www.ingrammicro-dcpos.com.

About Impinj, Inc.

Impinj, Inc. is a semiconductor and RFID company whose patented Self-Adaptive Silicon® technology enables its 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 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 embeddable cores, which provides 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.

Contact Information

  • Editorial Contacts:

    Jim Donaldson
    Impinj, Inc.
    206-834-1091
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    Lynda Kaye
    Mango Communications for Impinj
    650-799-2888
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    Marie Meoli
    Whitefox Communications for Ingram Micro
    714-292-2199
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