RFID: The New Network of Objects
Abstract: Newly developed standards for very low cost RFID make possiblethe mass adoption of sophisticated backscatter tags and readers in highvolume applications. The benefits of RFID applications include reducedcosts, improved product availability, consumer safety, homeland security,and anit-counterfeit protection. The challenges to developing the newnetwork of objects will be discussed, along with descriptions of solutionsto those challenges. Finally, the scaling up of very low cost chip assemblyand interconnection processes will be reviewed, as applied to RFID tagmanufacture.
Bio:Stavro E. Prodromou, Ph.D., joined Alien Technology as CEO in September 2002. From January 1999 to August 2002, Dr. Prodromou was President and CEO of Peregrine Semiconductor, a designer and fabricator of high-performance Radio Frequency ICs for wireless, fiber optic, and satellite communications. From 1997 to 1998 he served as President and CEO of Integrated Circuit Systems, a publicly-held manufacturer of high frequency mixed signal ICs.
Dr. Prodromou has over 35 years of experience in technology companies. He was the founder & CEO of Poqet Computer Corporation, which developed and sold the world's first battery-powered MS-DOS palmtop computer, and of Palo Alto Digital Systems, a technical services firm specializing in power-managed portable computers. He also served as Executive VP of Fairchild Semiconductor Corp., Senior Vice President of Mattel Electronics, Division GM of Texas Instruments and Engineering Manager at General Electric.
Dr. Prodromou received his B.S.E.E. from Rutgers University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Polytechnic Institute of New York.