Starport Systems introduces single-chip EPC Gen2/ISO18000-6C UHF RFID reader

March 6, 2007

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IRVINE, Calif. -- Starport Systems, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company developing RF and mixed-signal system-on-chip (SOC) solutions, today announced the industry’s first single-chip EPC Gen2 / ISO18000-6C UHF RFID reader, targeting convergence of RFID applications in mobile devices.

Sampling today, the SP7001 offers the smallest, lowest power and most cost-effective solution for Gen2 UHF RFID readers. The small footprint, low power and low cost solution will enable a broad range of applications for UHF RFID deployment, including asset tracking as well as various forms of information logging and retrieval.

The SP7001 solution allows the development of mobile UHF RFID readers that, when combined with the emerging NFC (Near Field Communication) readers in cell phones, will enable the convergence of all mobile RFID applications, creating a significant ecosystem among manufacturers, retailers, cellular operators and consumers.

"Single-chip solutions have been the catalyst for the mass adoption of various wireless technologies such as WLAN and Bluetooth. With a single-chip solution, our customers will be able to unleash the many advantages of the UHF RFID technology and develop new products and applications," said Dr. Armond Hairapetian, president and chief executive officer of Starport Systems. "Unlike NFC readers, UHF reader technology has been trapped in very expensive, power hungry and bulky multi-chip solutions. The SP7001 single-chip UHF reader will change the landscape and open the door for the convergence of RFID applications in mobile platforms."

Starport Systems Inc.

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