Impinj CEO Dr. William T. Colleran Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2007 Award Finalist in the Pacific Northwest

May 29, 2007

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - May 29, 2007) - Leading semiconductor and RFID technologyprovider Impinj, Inc. today announced that CEO Dr. William T. Colleran is afinalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2007 Award inthe Pacific Northwest region.

According to Ernst & Young, the awards program was designed to recognizeoutstanding entrepreneurs on a regional, national and global level who arebuilding and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Dr. Colleran was selectedas a finalist from 63 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Awardrecipients will be announced at a special black-tie gala event on June 22at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers Grand Ballroom.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its21st anniversary this year. Awards are given to entrepreneurs who havedemonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in such areas asinnovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to theirbusinesses and communities.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & YoungEntrepreneur Of The Year 2007 national program. Award winners in severalnational categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & YoungEntrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annualawards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 17, 2007. The nationalEntrepreneur Of The Year celebration is part of Ernst & Young's StrategicGrowth Forum. The overall national Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipientis then considered for the world event held in Monte Carlo.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The YearAwards are pleased to have Bank of America as the national presentingsponsor, as well as SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation asnational sponsors.

In the Pacific Northwest Region, local sponsors include:

  • Scherzer International
  • Puget Sound Business Journal
  • The Big Picture Film and Video Arts
  • The Summit Group Communications

About Impinj, Inc.

Impinj, Inc. is a semiconductor and RFID company whose patentedSelf-Adaptive Silicon® technology enables two synergistic business lines:high-performance RFID products and semiconductor intellectual property(IP). A leading contributor to the RFID standards for high-volumesupply-chain applications worldwide, Impinj leverages technical expertiseand industry partnerships to deliver the GrandPrix™ solution, comprisingtags, readers, software, and systems integration to offer RFID that justworks™. Impinj licenses innovative IP products, core to the company'sRFID tags, to leading semiconductor companies worldwide, allowing them toseamlessly integrate crucial nonvolatile memory (NVM) alongside analog anddigital functionality on a single chip. Impinj's IP products include thepopular AEON® family of embeddable cores, which provide rewriteable NVMtechnology in logic CMOS manufacturing. For more information,

Impinj, Speedway, Self-Adaptive Silicon, GrandPrix, Monza, "RFID that justworks," and AEON are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Impinj,Inc.

About the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards

The Entrepreneur Of The Year® awards program was created and is producedby professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of itskind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award recognizesoutstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growingbusinesses. The program, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2006,honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programsin over 125 cities and 40 countries.

About Ernst & Young

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