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Alien Technology

18220 Butterfield Blvd.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
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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 Chemical;  EquiTek;  Digital Bandwidth;  Forsythe Technology;  Philips

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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