SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - January 19, 2011) - Leading UHF Gen 2 radio frequency identification (RFID) technology provider Impinj, Inc. today announced that the company achieved top ranking in ABI Research's 2010 UHF RFID transponder IC vendor report. Recently released, the report includes ABI's independent ratings of Gen 2 RFID tag chip manufacturers for both "Innovation" and "Implementation."

"Backed by the launch of its new Monza 4 product line, IC manufacturing capacity expansion, on-going tag chip cost reduction efforts, plus the majority share position of UHF RFID tag chips sold in 2010, Impinj secured the top spots in both Innovation and Implementation, ranking first overall among its three primary competitors," said Mike Liard, Research Director at ABI.

According to the report, several factors contributed to Impinj's high Innovation ranking, including strong product development, significant technology leadership, effectiveness driving industry standards and active participation in RFID awareness and education efforts. Similarly, a broad set of metrics drove Impinj's top Implementation score, including the company's number one market share, leading competitive position and strong customer support. Impinj's Gen 2 tag chip volume far outpaces the field, establishing a majority share position. 

"It's gratifying to be ranked the top UHF RFID tag chip vendor by ABI during what has been a breakout year for RFID," said William T. Colleran, Ph.D., president and CEO at Impinj. "We saw huge growth in 2010 with unprecedented demand for Monza tag chips, and we expect continued worldwide market expansion in 2011. Impinj will continue to bring innovative products to market, add capacity and work closely with our customers to maintain this leadership position."

About Impinj, Inc.
Impinj, Inc. is the world's leading innovator in developing UHF Gen 2 RFID solutions for both item-level and supply-chain tagging. Impinj draws on its technical expertise and industry partnerships to deliver a wide range of products and solutions, comprising high-performance tag chips, readers, reader chips, software, antennas and RFID subsystem integration. Impinj's products provide unprecedented performance, integration and cost effectiveness to a global customer base across numerous vertical markets with applications including inventory management, asset tracking, authentication and serialization. For more information on Impinj, visit

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