Alien Technology touts radio frequency identification labels at costs of 12.9 cents to meet demands of customers
Morgan Hill, CA September 15, 2005 Alien Technology Corp. said this week that it is offering electronic product code (EPC) Class 1 radio frequency identification (RFID) labels priced at 12.9 cents. The price represents a 44 percent decrease in the price of 96-bit RFID labels from Alien in the past 12 months, reflecting progress toward the goal of more economic RFID labels. The Alien Technology ALL-9338-02, a fully converted EPC Class 1 tag, can be purchased today for 12.9 cents in order quantities of 1 million or more.
The EPC label the Alien Squiggle, available as the ALL-9338-02 pressure sensitive label, is suitable for use in general supply chain applications, such as those being implemented by major retailers, their suppliers and the Department of Defense (DoD) around the world. The label is one-half inch by four inches in size, small enough for use on a wide variety of products.
"Customers are expecting and demanding dramatic reductions in RFID tag costs to improve the business case and ROI for their RFID implementations,