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Impinj

Digital Life For Everyday Items
United States
2000
Public
NASDAQ: PI
$100m-1b
201 - 1,000
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Impinj wirelessly connects billions of everyday items such as apparel, medical supplies, and automobile parts to consumer and business applications such as inventory management, patient safety, and asset Tracking. The Impinj platform uses RAIN RFID to deliver timely information about these items to the digital world, thereby enabling the Internet of ThingsImpinj, Inc. provides ultra high frequency Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions for identifying, locating, and authenticating items. The company’s products include Indy Reader Chips that include integrated radio chips and supporting SDKs; Monza Tag Chips, which deliver memory options and extended features to RFID tags; and Speedway fixed RFID readers and antennas for RFID-based information. It also provides STP Source Tagging Platform, a platform for the creation of high-performance encoding and verification systems. The company serves retail, asset management, consumer electronics, entertainment, healthcare, Internet of Things, and logistics markets.

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RAIN RFID is a passive (battery-free) wireless technology system that connects billions of everyday items to the Internet, enabling businesses and consumers to identify, locate, authenticate and engage each item. RAIN RFID is used in a wide variety of applications, including inventory management, patient safety, asset Tracking and item Authentication. RAIN is the fastest growing segment of the RFID market and uses a single, global standard: UHF Gen 2 (ISO/IEC 18000-63). RAIN has connected over 20 billion items to date. By providing internet connectivity to and real time information about everyday items such as apparel, medical supplies, automobile parts, food and more, RAIN RFID enables the true Internet of Things.

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Intel, Patrizia Pepe Firenze, Exito, Qantas, Hanmi, American Apparel, Cisco, Purdue, memove, KH Lloreda

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Impinj is a provider of Industrial IoT platform as a service (paas), networks and connectivity, and sensors technologies, and also active in the aerospace, food and beverage, healthcare and hospitals, and retail industries.
Technologies
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Data Management Platforms
Device Management Platforms
Sensors
RFID Readers
Networks & Connectivity
RFID
Functions
Discrete Manufacturing
Logistics & Transportation
Process Manufacturing
Industries
Aerospace
Food & Beverage
Healthcare & Hospitals
Retail
Impinj’s Technology Stack maps Impinj’s participation in theplatform as a service (paas), networks and connectivity, and sensors IoT technology stack.
  • Application Layer
  • Functional Applications
  • Cloud Layer
  • Platform as a Service
    Infrastructure as a Service
  • Edge Layer
  • Automation & Control
    Processors & Edge Intelligence
    Actuators
    Sensors
  • Devices Layer
  • Robots
    Drones
    Wearables
  • Supporting
    Technologies
  • Analytics & Modeling
    Application Infrastructure & Middleware
    Cybersecurity & Privacy
    Networks & Connectivity
Technological Capability
None
Minor
Moderate
Strong
Number of Case Studies8
Hospital Inventory Management
Hospital Inventory Management
The hospital supply chain team is responsible for ensuring that the right medical supplies are readily available to clinicians when and where needed, and to do so in the most efficient manner possible. However, many of the systems and processes in use at the cancer center for supply chain management were not best suited to support these goals. Barcoding technology, a commonly used method for inventory management of medical supplies, is labor intensive, time consuming, does not provide real-time visibility into inventory levels and can be prone to error. Consequently, the lack of accurate and real-time visibility into inventory levels across multiple supply rooms in multiple hospital facilities creates additional inefficiency in the system causing over-ordering, hoarding, and wasted supplies. Other sources of waste and cost were also identified as candidates for improvement. Existing systems and processes did not provide adequate security for high-cost inventory within the hospital, which was another driver of cost. A lack of visibility into expiration dates for supplies resulted in supplies being wasted due to past expiry dates. Storage of supplies was also a key consideration given the location of the cancer center’s facilities in a dense urban setting, where space is always at a premium. In order to address the challenges outlined above, the hospital sought a solution that would provide real-time inventory information with high levels of accuracy, reduce the level of manual effort required and enable data driven decision making to ensure that the right supplies were readily available to clinicians in the right location at the right time.
Retailer Uses RFID Scanner to Improve Efficiency
Retailer Uses RFID Scanner to Improve Efficiency
Patrizia Pepe wished to improve the logistics of their warehouse: accepting incoming goods from their production sites, movement of items throughout
the warehouse, and packaging of goods for distribution to the retail locations. They initially tried to use barcodes for this function. Because barcodes must be individually scanned within a line-of-sight, the acceptance of goods coming into the warehouse was too time consuming. Working with the University of Florence, Patrizia Pepe instituted a five-month pilot project beginning in August of 2009 to test the validity of an RFID solution. The pilot involved tagging of about 60,000 items for the second seasonal collection, and convinced the company to move forward with tagging all items.
Retail Uses RFID to Enable Cold Chain Monitoring
Retail Uses RFID to Enable Cold Chain Monitoring
Like most grocery retailers, Hy-Vee is faced with the challenge of providing the highest quality products to its shoppers. Shoppers want the longest possible shelf life from perishable products and expect a consistent product experience each time they shop. Controlling the quality of products sold leads to shopper loyalty, which is of paramount importance to the success of Hy-Vee. Before products arrive in stores, Hy-Vee's distribution centers (DCs) handle items including dairy products, fresh meats, seafood, deli items, produce and frozen goods, all of which have different temperature needs and sensitivities. During transit from suppliers to DCs, Hy-Vee has limited visibility and temperature management abilities due to large amount of supplier managed transportation. For instance, during a week-long transit, a supplier's carrier equipment may malfunction, causing an item to thaw and then refreeze once repairs are made. Hy-Vee sought help from TempTRIP, an RFID solution provider that focuses on shipping, storage, receiving, and temperature control. TempTRIP's EPC RFID tags use Impinj chips to monitor and report temperature readings throughout the shipping and receiving process. The tags can also be re-configured and re-used, a unique feature within the current market of temperature monitoring devices.
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