Funding Received
$212.4 Million in 7 Rounds from 9 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$15 Million Private Equity on November 8, 2011
Headquarters:
Morgan Hill, CA
Description:
Alien Technology supplies RFID technologies and products for apparel, item level tagging, transportation, life-sciences and many other apps.
Founders:
John Stephen Smith
Categories:
Semiconductors
Website:
http://www.alientechnology.com

Company Details

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Founded:
1994
Employees:
7 in CrunchBase

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).

Current Team (7)

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Past Team (2)

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    Keith Scott

    SVP, Sales & Marketing
    2003 - Jan, 2004
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    Ron Shelton

    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    2005 - Jan, 2006

Board Members and Advisors (4)

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Investors (9)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    18220 Butterfield Blvd.

    Morgan Hill, CA 95037

    USA

Images (1)

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