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Company Overview of Impinj, Inc.
Impinj, Inc. provides ultra high frequency radio frequency identification solutions for identifying, locating, and authenticating items. It offers a family of Monza integrated circuits (ICs), including standard-feature tag ICs targeted at applications that require an EPC code but little or no additional functionality and premium-feature tag ICs targeted at applications that require special functionality or additional memory. The company also provides three Indy reader ICs comprising R500 for embedded applications, R1000 for handheld reader applications, and R2000 for stationary reader applications. In addition, it offers two versions of Speedway Revolution, the four-port R420 and the two-por...
701 North 34th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
Founded in 2000
Key Executives for Impinj, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President of Operations
Vice President and General Manager of IP Products
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.
Impinj, Inc. Key Developments
American Apparel Improves Inventory Accuracy and On-Shelf Availability with Impinj, Inc.-Powered RFID Solution from Senitron ®
Aug 12 13
Impinj, Inc. announced that American Apparel is significantly improving inventory accuracy and on-shelf availability with a fully automated Senitron inventory visibility solution powered by Impinj. The wide-area RFID system brings immediate benefits to American Apparel’s operations by improving in-store visibility and security and by eliminating manual cycle counting, which will empower in-store staff to dedicate more time to customer service and sales-related activities. After more than six months of performance testing in select American Apparel locations, the retailer recently began chain-wide deployment of Senitron’s system, which utilizes fixed RFID antennas mounted among a store’s ceiling track lights. The automated inventory system employs several of Impinj’s Speedway® readers per store with each reader energizing 12 to 15 antennas via multiple Speedway Antenna Hubs. The readers transfer information from tags into a database that provides accurate, real-time, full-store RFID coverage, including detailed tag location, 24 hours per day. By tagging 98% of a store’s 75,000 products with Impinj’s Monza® chips, American Apparel and Senitron leverage key benefits of Impinj’s GrandPrix™ platform further enhancing system performance. GrandPrix is the integrated set of Gen2-compliant hardware, software, application interfaces and intellectual property that together deliver the best identification and location solutions. During performance testing by American Apparel, the Senitron system’s continuous monitoring of tagged inventory helped both staff and customers to easily locate merchandise and thereby uncover a substantial number of missing items. This enhanced inventory visibility, in conjunction with data from point-of-sale, enables measurement of merchandising effectiveness and improves business analytics. Senitron’s system also improved security by monitoring items in all locations of stores, including dressing rooms, restrooms and exits, through non-visual means. By automatically taking complete, accurate, real-time inventory information, including item location, Senitron’s system freed staff to spend more time interacting with customers and selling. American Apparel plans to deploy the RFID solution in all North American stores.
Impinj, Inc. Introduces Indy RS500 Reader Sip
Jun 6 13
Impinj, Inc. launched the fully integrated Indy RS500 reader SiP, which simplifies embedding RFID functionality in virtually any device. A complete reader system in a small surface-mount package, Impinj’s Indy RS500 SiP delivers value to product designers in three important ways: RS500’s high level of integration dramatically reduces time to market. Its small footprint enhances design flexibility. The Indy RS500 is part of Impinj’s GrandPrix platform, which enables broader RFID-based solutions and improves the performance of systems based on the Gen 2 protocol. The Indy RS500’s small form factor supports diverse applications that require a low-cost, embedded UHF Gen 2 RFID reader, such as consumables authentication, access control, process control, appliances, printers and low-cost handhelds. Unlike typical embedded RFID reader solutions that require greater investment due to complexity in RF design, manufacturing and certification, the Indy RS500 has no external components, making the SiP easier to design into products than any alternative. Based on Impinj’s market-leading Indy reader chip family, the RS500 device is the Indy product to implement the new, easy-to-use Impinj Radio Interface (IRI). To make RFID product development fast and hassle-free, IRI provides an asynchronous, message-based interface that is extensible from basic to advanced operation and leverages Google protocol buffers to simplify the data link to a host processor. In addition, the IRI tool kit simplifies host integration by providing portable libraries in source code. IRI will be available on all future Indy products, assuring a seamless upgrade path as the Indy product family evolves. The Indy RS500 is fully Gen2 compliant and interoperates with all compliant tags, regardless of chip or tag vendor. In addition, the RS500 provides enhanced capability when interoperating with other products from Impinj’s GrandPrix platform. In particular, this enhanced functionality exploits unique features of Impinj’s Monza chips to deliver the lowest applied tag cost for source tagging and improved RFID system performance for end users. These tag features – fully compatible with Gen 2 – include FastID, an accelerated method for simultaneous retrieval of EPC and TID data that’s only available with Impinj’s Monza tag chips. The Indy RS500 is ideal for embedded applications and small reader systems since the SiP’s footprint is only 30 mm x 32 mm. The RS500’s single, monostatic RF port delivers 23 dBm of output power, suitable for most embedded applications as well as many compact handheld devices. The device exhibits -65 dBm receive sensitivity in dense reader mode. The highly integrated Indy RS500 requires only three simple connections to start reading tags: 3.6 V DC power, a UART serial connection and the RF antenna. Suggested pricing for the Indy RS500 will be less than $100 (in quantities above 1,000 units), which, when combined with the SiP’s small footprint and freedom from external components, enables the addition of RFID capability to a product or system at very low incremental cost.
Impinj, Inc. Presents at 15th Annual Needham Growth Conference, Jan-16-2013 09:20 AM
Dec 6 12
Impinj, Inc. Presents at 15th Annual Needham Growth Conference, Jan-16-2013 09:20 AM. Venue: New York Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022, United States.
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