Impinj®, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of UHF Gen 2 RFID solutions. 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 systems integration. Impinj products provide unprecedented performance, integration, and cost effectiveness to a global customer base, in applications across numerous vertical markets, including apparel, inventory management, asset tracking, authentication, and serialization.
Impinj was founded on technology developed by Dr. Carver Mead and Dr. Chris Diorio that enables low power, programmable, minimum-size analog circuits. Semiconductor visionary Dr. Mead was awarded the National Medal of Technology in 2003 and has founded more than twenty companies in his professional career. The driving force behind the UHF Gen 2 standard, Dr. Diorio is Chairman and CTO of Impinj and also an Associate Professor at the University of Washington. He has personally revolutionized using RFID in applications from supply-chain to pharmaceuticals.
Impinj, founded in May 2000, is privately held and has raised over $110 million in funding. Investors include ARCH Venture Partners, Alliance Bernstein, GF Private Equity, Inventec Appliances Corporation, LS Industrial Systems Co. Ltd., Madrona Venture Group, Mobius Venture Capital, Polaris Venture Partners, Samsung Ventures America, UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, Unilever Technology Ventures, Venture Tech Alliance, Viterbi Group, and YFY Group.