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November 27, 2015 5:16 AM ET

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Company Overview of Alien Technology Corporation

Company Overview

Alien Technology Corporation manufactures and supplies radio frequency identification (RFID) and ultra-high frequency (UHF) products and services. The company offers UHF passive RFID transceiver chips, tags, antennas, inlays and labels, and fixed and mobile readers; and professional services for item tagging, retail/apparel, transportation, life sciences, and other applications. It also offers technical consulting, program and project management, site survey and spectrum analysis, physical architecture review services, product packaging and tag placement, system configuration, technical support and maintenance, and related training services, as well as optimal antenna and reader placement, a...

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 Technology Officer
Chief Legal Officer and Vice President of Business Development
Age: 48
Director of Sales/Channels for EMEA and India
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Alien Technology Corporation Key Developments

Alien Technology Names Steve Wang as New Chief Technology Officer

Alien Technology announced that the company has named Steve Wang as its new Chief Technology Officer. In his new role, Wang will oversee its strategic technical direction and lead Alien's engineering, operations and product management teams worldwide. Before joining Alien, Wang served as CTO and vice president of Global Research & Development for Checkpoint Systems where he led the development of RFID solutions for various cloud, retail and bank security applications.

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.

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