SEATTLE, Wash., June 19, 2006
–Impinj, Inc., a leading supplier of nonvolatile memory (NVM) semiconductor intellectual property (IP), today announced a licensing agreement with SanDisk® Corporation, (NASDAQ: SNDK), the world’s largest supplier of flash data storage cards.
“Available in the same cost-effective semiconductor processes used to manufacture SanDisk’s portable device’s control chips, Impinj’s AEON NVM will be directly integrated into SanDisk products, such as the flash memory cards which are embedded into many of today’s mobile handsets,” said Geoff Gongwer, senior director of ASIC development at SanDisk. “Impinj’s AEON NVM allows us to address on-chip NVM requirements, supporting advanced features on our most popular storage products now and in the future.”
“We are pleased that SanDisk chose Impinj’s NVM technology for its industry-leading portable storage products,” said Larry Morrell, vice president of IP Products at Impinj. “Working together, SanDisk and Impinj will deliver storage products that multiple industries demand.”
About Impinj, Inc. About SanDisk
Impinj, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company whose patented Self-Adaptive Silicon® technology enables its two synergistic business lines: high performance RFID products and 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 embeddable cores, which provides rewriteable NVM technology in logic CMOS manufacturing. For more information, visit www.impinj.com.
SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world’s leading supplier of flash data storage card products using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Milpitas, CA and has operations worldwide, with more than half its sales outside the U.S. Additional news and information about the company is available at www.sandisk.com