SEATTLE, Wash., May 22, 2006
– Impinj, Inc., the number one supplier of Gen 2 RFID chips and a market leader in embedded nonvolatile memories, today announced that former Presidential advisor, General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF, (Ret.), and semiconductor industry veteran, Dr. Albert Y. C. Yu, have joined its Board of Directors.
General Fogleman served as Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force from 1994 until 1997 and as Commander in Chief of the United States Transportation Command from 1992 until 1994. He has also held positions as president and chief operating officer of international aviation-consulting firm, Durango Aerospace, Inc., and non-executive chairman of World Airways, Inc.
Dr. Yu retired from Intel Corporation where he held a number of senior business and technology leadership positions for almost thirty years. Most recently, Dr. Yu served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Intel Architecture Group where he led the company’s microprocessor development and business efforts over sixteen years. Prior to joining Intel, Dr. Yu was with Fairchild Research and Development Lab, where he managed semiconductor device research and development activities.
"We are very pleased to have General Fogleman and Dr. Yu join the Impinj Board,” said Dr. William Colleran, president and CEO at Impinj. “Their combined business and leadership skills will be invaluable as we move to the next level of growth and success.” About Impinj, Inc.
Impinj, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company whose patented Self-Adaptive Silicon® technology enables its two synergistic business lines: high performance RFID products and innovative semiconductor intellectual property (IP). A leading contributor to the RFID standards for high volume supply-chain applications worldwide, Impinj leverages its technical expertise and industry partnerships to deliver the GrandPrix™ solution, comprising tags, readers, software and systems integration to offer RFID that just works™. Impinj’s innovative IP products, core to the company’s RFID tags, are licensed to leading semiconductor companies worldwide, allowing them to seamlessly integrate crucial nonvolatile memory (NVM) alongside analog and digital functionality on a single chip. Impinj's IP products include the popular AEON® family of embedded cores, which provides rewriteable NVM technology in logic CMOS manufacturing. For more information, visit www.impinj.com