RFID Solutions: Impinj Selected By AlwaysOn As AO100 Private Company Award Winner
Communications and semiconductor company recognized for leadership in emerging technology
Impinj, Inc., a leading provider of RFID products and embedded nonvolatile memories, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the Top 100 Private Company award winners. Impinj was handpicked by the AlwaysOn editorial panel based on a set of five criteria - technology innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.
Impinj and the AO100 was honored as part of the AO2006: Stanford Summit, July 25-27, at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California. It brought together successful entrepreneurs, business and political thought leaders, and top venture capitalists to spot trends and spark new ideas and initiatives.
The AO100 was selected from over 1,000 companies, peer-nominated by leading venture capitalists, investment bankers and industry analysts. The AO100 consists of private companies at all stages of development, from early to late stage.
"The AO100 companies are driving the next wave of innovative technologies that are disrupting the old guard and shaping the new media landscape," said Tony Perkins, founder of AlwaysOn. "As ever, we were inundated with nominations from leading companies, and it's heartening to know that tomorrow's thought leaders and technology visionaries are already out there. My congratulations to each AO100 winner - these are the companies which we predict will have the greatest market traction, strongest innovation and most game-changing approaches this year."
"We are very pleased to be recognized by AlwaysOn for the second consecutive year," said Evan Fein, vice president of finance and administration at Impinj. "As AlwaysOn has transformed the communications industry, Impinj's innovative RFID and semiconductor memory products have transformed the global supply chain and high-growth electronics market segments."
A full list of all the AO100 companies can be found on the AlwaysOn website at: http://stanfordsummit.goingon.com/permalink/post/866.
About Impinj, Inc.
Impinj, Inc. is a leading communications and semiconductor 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.
ALWAYSON is transforming the communication business with its online blogging network; establishing it as a leader in the open media revolution. Borrowing on the underground blogging and social networking traditions, ALWAYSON (www.alwayson-network.com) was launched in 2003. Today, ALWAYSON'S annual Summit @ Stanford and OnHollywood events, print "blogozine" and online services encourage direct collaboration between the global thought leaders and technology insiders whose ideas and innovations are shaping the always-on world.
ALWAYSON, LLC, is a privately held and virtually headquartered company born out of the heart of Silicon Valley.