MORGAN HILL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 15, 2004–Alien Technology Corporation, a leading provider of reliable, high-volume Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products, announced today it has entered into an agreement with EPC Solutions International Inc. to provide EPC Class 1 RFID products and training to the Chinese market.
“The demand for RFID solutions is becoming critical for Chinese manufacturers supplying products to global retailers who are adopting RFID. We are excited to be working with EPC Solutions International to rapidly bring EPC products to the growing China market,” commented Stav Prodromou, CEO of Alien Technology Corporation.
The initial joint activities will include creating an RFID demo center in China. Alien(R) and EPC Solutions also plan to develop a joint education program based on Alien’s acclaimed RFID Academy to inform and educate Chinese companies about RFID.
The two companies will develop RFID implementation strategies for EPC Class 1 products including Alien’s tags, readers and service offerings. “Many manufacturers in China are looking to RFID technology to improve their own logistics and supply chain operations. Alien Technology’s(R) expertise in EPC RFID made them a clear choice to partner with for developing RFID solutions for the Chinese marketplace. We are pleased to be working with Alien(R) on these important projects,” said Shiyi Chen, CEO of EPC Solutions International.
A Chinese delegation from the China EPC Working Group of China Association for Standardization (CAS), led by Mr. Ma Lin-Cong, the Secretary General of CAS, recently visited Alien Technology Corporation. Alien Technology and EPC Solutions International will be working with the China EPC Working Group to support their technology development and standardization activities. The China EPC Working Group strongly supports the joint effort by Alien Technology(R) and EPC Solutions for advancing EPC RFID applications in China.
About Alien Technology Corporation
Alien Technology Corporation is a leading provider of reliable, high-volume, low cost, EPC compliant Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products. Using Fluidic Self Assembly (FSA(R)), a patented manufacturing process, Alien manufactures electronic product code (EPC) class 1 tags and readers used in a variety of applications including supply chain management, logistics operations and anti-counterfeiting to improve inventory management and reduce operating costs. Alien Technology Corporation is an active member of EPC Global. More information about Alien Technology Corporation can be found on the Company’s website at www.alientechnology.com. Alien, Alien Technology and FSA are trademarks or registered trademarks of Alien Technology Corporation in the United States and other countries.
About EPC Solutions International Inc.
EPC Solutions International Inc. is an Ellicott City, Maryland based company specialized in EPC RFID integration solutions and services in the Chinese marketplace. Currently, EPC Solutions is working with the China EPC Working Group for demonstration of key EPC RFID products in selected Chinese sectors and for subsequent large-scale applications. The U.S. office of EPC Solutions International Inc. can be contacted at 443-745-5772 or more information can be found at www.epcsolutionsinc.com.
About China EPC Working Group
The China EPC Working Group of China Association for Standardization, established in March 2003 and consisting of industries and individuals engaged in RFID, is a not-for-profit organization initiated by China Association for Standardization (CAS). At present, the Working Group’s objectives include monitoring the EPC RFID technology and standard developments, informing and educating Chinese companies about EPC RFID, demonstrating key EPC RFID products in selected sectors, and providing technical and consulting services in EPC RFID arena.
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