Impinj is top ranked in the latest Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research. Alien Technology and NXP Semiconductor claimed the second and third spots in the company’s new evaluation of worldwide passive ultra-high frequency [ISO 18000-6C/Gen 2] RFID transponder vendors.
ABI’s Vendor Matrix is an analytical tool designed to provide an understanding of vendors’ positions in specific markets. Each vendor is assessed on the parameters of “innovation” and “implementation” across several criteria unique to each vendor matrix.
According to ABI Research, Impinj took the top spot for its Monza 3 offering and the 2010 launch of Monza 4, plus the majority share position of ultra-high frequency RFID tag chips sold in 2010. Alien Technology’s Higgs-3 tags help support Alien’s scores and placement, while NXP’s emphasis on the passive tag market over the last few years and also received strong scores in all innovation and implementation criteria.
Under “innovation,” ABI Research examined the vendors’ product offering mixes and uniqueness, the products’ features and their design innovation/strength of engineering. For “implementation,” ABI Research examined the following criteria for each vendor: manufacturing capabilities and strategy, volume and market share and their go-to-market strategies and approaches.