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August 01, 2015 7:31 PM ET

Communications Equipment

Company Overview of Alien Technology Corporation

Company Overview

Alien Technology Corporation manufactures radio frequency identification (RFID) and ultra high frequency (UHF) products and services for customers in retail, consumer packaged goods, apparel, manufacturing, government and defense, corporate, universities, item level tagging, life-sciences, transportation, airports and cargo logistics, pharmaceuticals, and other industries. Its products include RFID tags and labels, RFID readers, and RFID integrated chips. The company also offers professional services, such as technical consulting, program and project management, site survey and spectrum analysis, physical architecture review services, product packaging and tag placement services, system conf...

845 Embedded Way

San José, CA 95138-1030

United States

Founded in 1994

241 Employees





Key Executives for Alien Technology Corporation

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Legal Officer and Vice President of Business Development
Age: 48
Technology Marketing Director
Director of Business Development for Latin America
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Alien Technology Corporation Key Developments

Alien Technology Names Jose Carlos Oliveira as Director of Business Development for Latin America

Alien Technology announced that Jose Carlos Oliveira has joined the company as the Director of Business Development for Latin America. Most recently Oliveira was the South America Region Manager at Smartrac.

Alien Technology Introduces Rollout of Higgs(TM)4 IC-Based Inlays

Alien Technology announced its rollout of new Higgs-4 inlay products. The three new inlays join additional product variants across two other inlay products -- representing 15 new Alien inlay products in all. The Alien Technology ALN-9714 "Bio" RFID inlay is designed for use in pharmaceutical applications, especially glass vials or ampules containing fluids or powders. The small form factor (15mm x 17mm /0.59" x 0.67") lends itself to use on vials and ampules across the pharmaceutical, healthcare and chemical industries. The "Bio" tag offers read/write distances compatible with usage in pharmaceutical production facilities and handheld reader usage for logistics and supply chain. The Alien Technology ALN-9741 "Doc" RFID inlay (95mm x 8mm /3.74" x 0.32") is designed for use on paper products such as documents and file folders where tags may be used in close proximity to each other. This tag is dielectrically matched to paper, cardboard and similar printed stock, but done so with a very small inlay outline. This thin outline makes the inlay extremely tolerant to close placement of multiple tags, minimizing the risk of shadowing or detuning each other. Together, these properties allow this tag to be placed on documents or files that are tightly packed together with many tags in close proximity to each other. The Alien Technology ALN-9730-E "Squiglette-E" is a narrower version of its high-performance, general-purpose Higgs 4 Squiggle ® sibling. This E version is a world-tag with special tuning for the most challenging applications using European frequencies. Squiglette-E is already used in many high-volume applications including Retail/Apparel, Enterprise-Wide Asset Management, Warehouse Management and the tracking of other challenging materials and objects. Additionally, Alien is introducing several new product variants of existing tags including narrow and rotated versions of the previously announced Alien Technology ALN-9720 "HiScan" RFID inlay (particularly effective with handhelds or other lower-power readers) and re-pitched versions of the ALN-9728 "GT" 30mm x 50mm RFID inlay. The original pitch version continues to be supported while the new ALN-9728-35 offers the tighter "35mm pitch" useful to some converters.

Alien Technology Unveils Two New UHF Passive RFID Tags

Alien Technology has unveiled Wonder Dog ALN-9768 and Higgs4 IC, the company's new ultra high frequency, or UHF, passive radio frequency identification, or RFID, tags. The Wonder Dog ALN-9768 is a high-performance, no compromise tag where size (3.3 x 0.9" /86 x 23mm) is less of an issue than the desire for optimal read sensitivity with high levels of backscatter. At the other extreme, Alien also announced a Higgs4 IC near-field tag (0.47 x 0.35" /12 x 9mm) that targets applications requiring short read distances and where space is constrained. The Wonder Dog is truly a general purpose, high-performance inlay. While this tag can be used on most surfaces, the tag provides unusually good read and write performance for a standard thickness inlay when mounted close to radio frequency (RF) reflective surfaces such as metals.

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