Alien Technology Secures $66 million In New Round of Funding
July 28, 2005, Morgan Hill, CA — Alien Technology today announced the completion of a $66 million round of financing, led by SunBridge Partners. The financing provides the company with capital to continue its expansion and drive new market opportunities in the face of accelerating global demand for RFID technology. Joining lead investor SunBridge Partners in the new round of funding are existing Alien investors Advanced Equities, Digital Bandwidth, Equitek Capital, Lago Ventures and Miami Valley Venture Fund. This H round of financing brings the total capital invested in Alien to more than $200 million.
“The success of this latest round of financing underscores investor interest in the RFID arena and reinforces Alien’s ongoing market and technology leadership,” said Stav Prodromou, Chief Executive Officer, Alien Technology. “As a leading pioneer of the UHF RFID industry, we are continuing to invest in state-of-the-art high-volume manufacturing capabilities, advanced product development, expanded customer solution services and facilities, and broadened market reach, including acquisitions such as our recent purchase of transportation segment expert Quatrotec.”
“Alien has established itself as the clear leader in RFID technology, from the development of proprietary manufacturing technology that allows the offering of the lowest-cost RFID tags available to refining the highest-performance RFID reader products,” said Allen Miner, General Partner, SunBridge Partners. “Alien is uniquely dedicated to delivering customer benefits from RFID, and we look forward to working with the company to extend the proven advantages of RFID adoption to ever broader market segments.”
About Alien Technology
Alien Technology Corporation is a leading provider of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products for global customers in government, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, transportation, and other industries. Using its patented manufacturing process, Fluidic Self Assembly (FSA®), Alien manufactures EPC tags in very high-volumes and at low cost. The company provides a family of RFID readers for a variety of applications including supply chain management, logistics, and anti-counterfeiting, to improve inventory management and reduce operating costs. Alien is an active member of EPCglobal. More information about Alien Technology Corporation can be found on the Company’s website at www.alientechnology.com
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