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Websitealientechnology.com
CategorySemiconductor
Phone408-782-3900
Employees
Founded1994

Offices

Morgan Hill, USA
18220 Butterfield Blvd.
Morgan Hill, CA, 95037
USA

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Chief Technology Officer, Founder
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of World Wide Marketing and Sales
Senior VP & Chief Operating Officer
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Alien Technology

The Morgan Hill, Calif.-based company makes radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip tags and readers that scan the data stored on those chips from dozens of feet away. Its claim to fame is fluidic self-assembly, a futuristic manufacturing method developed by UC Berkeley’s John S. Smith, who founded Alien in 1994.

Alien’s factories in Fargo, N.D, and San Jose have machines that take the tiny RFID chips and put them into a river of goo. The goo has chemicals that make the chips align themselves into little packages where they can be sealed and attached to a radio antenna. (If you don’t like my technical description of goo, there’s more information here. Basically, the chips flow through a river until they settle into little receptor slots on a piece of film. Then they’re sealed and tethered to an antenna).

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  1. Alien Technology® Secures $66 Million In New Round Of Funding (alientechnology.com) [edit]
  2. VentureBeat (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  3. VentureBeat (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  4. VentureBeat (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  5. SEC D (sec.gov) [edit]
  6. Alien Technology(R) Secures $10.9 Million in New Round of Funding (freshnews.com) [edit]
  7. Alien Technology® Closes $15 Million (alientechnology.com) [edit]
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