Impinj Tops 600 Million Logic NVM Units Shipped

September 11, 2007

Increase in AEON® Licensing Signals Growing Popularity of Logic Nonvolatile Memory -- Alternative to External EEPROM and Embedded Flash

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Leading logic nonvolatile memory (NVM)intellectual property (IP) supplier, Impinj, Inc., today announced that thecompany's customers have shipped more than 600 million chips containingImpinj's AEON NVM cores since 2003.

Numerous electronics applications require logic NVM today. Several of theseapplications along with the features leveraged in Impinj's AEON NVMinclude:

  • Power management — control and configuration of power management systems require nonvolatile storage that can withstand extended temperature ranges (up to 150 °C) and deliver automotive-level reliability.
  • Secure media — varied and ever-changing digital rights management (DRM) methods and algorithms require small amounts storage that can be isolated from the outside world and reprogrammed frequently in the field to create encryption keys.
  • Wireless applications — wireless devices require ultra-low power memories (10s of nA standby) for in-system calibration, device identification, and 2-way handshake links.
  • Precision analog, silicon clocks, sensors — high performance analog circuits require small amounts of nonvolatile memory that can be electrically tested at the wafer level, programmed post-packaging or in-system, and locked to prevent further modification of the data.

"Impinj's AEON NVM delivers significant advantages to chip designers andsystem architects seeking to increase configurability, testability andsecurity, while also reducing costs and minimizing space requirements,"said Larry Morrell, vice president and general manager of IP products atImpinj. "Reaching the 600 million unit mark serves as a true testament toAEON NVM production quality and is a major milestone for both thesemiconductor industry and the logic NVM market category."

Impinj AEON NVM cores undergo stringent and well-documented quality,performance and manufacturability testing, and are available at the world'sleading foundries at 250-, 180-, 130- and 90-nanometer technology nodes.AEON/MTP NVM cores are available for license through Impinj's free "Try itNow" six-month evaluation program (

To request datasheets and additional information about Impinj's AEON logicnonvolatile memory, please visit

About Impinj, Inc.

Impinj, Inc. is a semiconductor and RFID company whose patentedSelf-Adaptive Silicon® technology enables its two synergistic businesslines: high-performance RFID products and semiconductor intellectualproperty (IP). A leading contributor to the RFID standards for high-volumesupply-chain applications worldwide, Impinj leverages its technicalexpertise and industry partnerships to deliver the GrandPrix™ solution,comprising tags, readers, software and systems integration. Impinj'sinnovative IP products, core to the company's RFID tags, are licensed toleading semiconductor companies worldwide, allowing them to seamlesslyintegrate crucial nonvolatile memory (NVM) alongside analog and digitalfunctionality on a single chip. Impinj's IP products include the popularAEON® family of embeddable cores, which provides rewriteable NVMtechnology in logic CMOS manufacturing. For more information,

Impinj, Speedway, Self-Adaptive Silicon, GrandPrix, Monza and AEON areeither registered trademarks or trademarks of Impinj, Inc.