Last year at this time, Impinj was preparing for its most dynamic product launch ever, its innovative Monza 4 product line. Less than a year later, the launch played major role in Impinj achieving the top ranking in ABI Research’s 2010 UHF RFID transponder IC vendor report. 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.
Liard says that 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 leading 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.
Impinj president and CEO Bill T. Colleran, Ph.D, says that strong volume growth will continue. “We saw huge growth in 2010 with unprecedented demand for Monza tag chips, and we expect continued worldwide market expansion in 2011,” he says. “Impinj will continue to bring innovative products to market, add capacity and work closely with our customers to maintain this leadership position.”