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Alien Technology

18220 Butterfield Blvd.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Website Company Summary Management Team

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Duane E Zitzner (HP Former Division EVP) Paul Hsiao (NEA Partner) John Gannon (SunBridge Partners General Partner) Keith G Daubenspeck (Advanced Equities Financial Chairman) Zhongrui Xia (Alien Technology Chairman) Mark W Perry (NEA General Partner) C Scott Hartz (Spire Capital Group)
Advisory board: Ken Ehrhart (SunBridge Partners General Partner)
Former outside board: David Shrigley (Sevin Rosen Funds) Stan Meresman (TCV Partner) John W Handy (U.S. Force General);  Bob L Martin (Wal-Mart Former President/CEO) Arno Penzias (NEA) Thomas R Baruch (Presidio Partners) Charles Phipps (Sevin Rosen Funds);  John Smith (Beckman Display);  Faysal A Sohail (Presidio Partners) Ben Terk (RHO Capital Partners Partner)
Former advisory board: Masazumi Ishii (Noventi Managing Director)

Business description: 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 also provides 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.
Customers include: Kimberly-Clark ;  Municipality of Pendik in Istanbul, Turkey ;  SATO;  Toyota Motor ;  Universal Postal Union ;  University of Alaska Anchorage ;  Vicaima ;  Wright Brothers Institute
Partners include: Avery DennisonDow ChemicalIBMOracleSAIC Tibco SoftwareUnisys ;  Al Jol Information Technology;  Alliance Partners ;  Creativesystems;  DuPont iTechnology;  EPC Solutions International;  ETILUX;  Impinj ;  Litum Technologies;  Mantic Point Solutions;  MARC Global ;  Nashua Corporation;  Philips Flat Panel;  Psion Teklogix ;  Rafsec;  RFID4U ;  SATO;  The Kennedy Group;  Toray Engineering;  Vue Technology

Rounds: 13
Recent Fundings: Oct 2014   Nov 2011
Capital raised: 247.0M
Last Round: 35.0M
Ownership: Private  
VCs include: Presidio PartnersHorizon VenturesMorgan Stanley Venture PartnersNEA Sevin Rosen FundsTechnology Investments;  Forsythe Ventures;  Lago Ventures Fund;  HandS Ventures;  First AnalysisManhattan Associates;  Emigrant Capital;  Adams Street PartnersRHO Capital Partners ;  Brinson Partners;  Advanced Equities Capital Partners SunBridge Partners NorthPoint Investments
Corporate investors: Dow ChemicalPhilips;  EquiTek;  Digital Bandwidth;  Forsythe Technology

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Record updated: Sep 2017
Sector: Peripherals
Year Founded: 1999
Headcount: 201-300 as of Oct 2008
Rounds: 13
Recent Fundings: Oct 2014   Nov 2011
Capital Raised: 247.0M
Last Round: 35.0M
Ownership: Private