SOURCE: Impinj, Inc.

April 26, 2007 07:00 ET

Lowry and Impinj to Deliver High Performance UHF Gen 2 RFID Solution

Market-Leading Monza™ Chip and Speedway™ Reader Available to Wal-Mart and DoD Suppliers

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 26, 2007 -- Leading UHF Gen 2 radio frequency identification (RFID) tag chip and reader supplier Impinj, Inc. today announced an agreement with Lowry Computer Products, Inc., a manufacturer and integrator of wireless, RFID, bar code, and data collection solutions, to resell Impinj's high performance GrandPrix™ solution in North America.

The addition of Impinj's GrandPrix solution, comprising the Monza™ tag chip and Speedway™ reader, to Lowry's line of endorsed RFID products expands the availability of the industry's highest performance tags and readers to the automotive, government, and food and drug industries. Lowry's customers, including a significant number of Wal-Mart and DoD suppliers, now have access to the only tag chip and reader combination that carry both EPCglobal's Gen 2 Compliance Certification and Interoperability Certification marks, which assure predictable hardware operation in system implementations.

"Impinj's Speedway reader and Monza chips are excellent additions to our RFID product portfolio," said Mike Lowry, CEO and president of Lowry Computer Products. "The GrandPrix solution provides the performance, quality, and application flexibility that our customers need to successfully deploy RFID systems within their enterprises."

"We are delighted that Lowry selected the GrandPrix solution for new RFID deployments," said William Colleran, president and CEO at Impinj. "Lowry's successful RFID deployment track record affirms Impinj's aggressive RFID adoption initiatives in high growth markets and industries that require the quality and performance of Impinj-powered products."

Successfully deployed in large distribution centers and retail stores worldwide, the GrandPrix solution addresses the most important RFID deployment criteria for demanding supply chain and item-level environments -- high tag throughput rates, high read and programming reliability, and secure track-and-trace capability.

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

About Lowry Computer Products

Lowry Computer Products, headquartered in Brighton, MI, is a synergistic organization made up of manufacturing, systems integration and technical services components, enabling the company to provide comprehensive wireless, RFID, bar code, data collection and labeling solutions. Lowry manufactures automated labeling systems for supply chain, packaging and RFID applications, as well as fully converted, tested and ready-to-use Smart Trac™ labels with Gen 2 inlays. Lowry's professional services team conducts site surveys, recommends and installs complete technology solutions and determines optimal tag selection and tag placement for RFID applications. Lowry's certified technical services team and a nationwide service network ensure that all partner printers, scanners and hardware are well maintained, whatever the location. Lowry is a Founding Solution Provider of EPCglobal and a member of AIM Global, the organization for Automatic Identification and Mobility. To find out more about Lowry's products and services, call 800-733-0210 or visit us at

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

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    Lowry Computer Products
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