Specialist RFID company SPACECODE and pre-eminent applied research laboratory CEA Leti today announced a licensing arrangement on CEA Leti’s RFID technology portfolio.
The agreement will expand Spacecode’s patent portfolio and is the next step in developing advanced RFID products in healthcare, pharmaceutical and luxury goods markets.
A separate collaboration agreement is also planned between the parties.
SPACECODE Signs a Licence Agreement with CEA Leti on RFID Patents
NewswireToday – /newswire/ – Paris, France, 07/30/2007 – Specialist RFID company SPACECODE expands patent portfolio to further develop advanced RFID solutions in healthcare, pharmaceutical and luxury goods industries.
Specialist RFID (radio-frequency identification) company SPACECODE, and pre-eminent applied research laboratory CEA Leti, today announced a licensing arrangement on CEA Leti’s RFID technology portfolio. A separate collaboration agreement is also planned between the parties.
Under the terms of the license agreement, SPACECODE has full access to CEA Leti’s RFID technology for use in the development of its RFID portfolio. CEA Leti’s patent suite includes frequency agnostic communications techniques, as well as chip and reader technology methodologies that would allow enhancement of existing, and development of new product families and solutions for SPACECODE. Concepts covered by the licensed intellectual property include speed and range enhancements, dealing with large tag populations, low complexity system and components, alternative modulation schemes, signaling techniques, analog front end concepts and chip & reader designs.
Leti is a laboratory operated by the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and is one of the largest applied research centers in electronics in Europe. “Leti’s mission is to help companies increase their competitive position by technological innovation and transfer of its technical know-how to industry” says Hughes Metras, VP components & applications. “We are pleased to enter into a long and valuable relationship with a trusted partner. Our focus of licensing industry-leading companies with our patents continues to help push the boundaries of what our collective engineering teams can accomplish. We look forward to many years of development with SPACECODE.”
SPACECODE, already an owner of extensive RFID intellectual property and know how, provides and develops RFID solutions and products capable of giving full accuracy and reliability in challenging and harsh environments. “This partnership will result in innovations that not only advance the state of the art, but also present compelling new business opportunities”, says Craig Cook, CEO of SPACECODE. “We very much look forward to working with such a reputable institution with such a deep RFID pedigree. Our combined know-how, intellectual property, expertise, experience and resources provide very real opportunities for success in the RFID industry and its applications.”