NedCard Launches First UHF RFID Package, MicroSON®-3 SMD for Industrial Applications with Impinj Monza® R6-P Tag Chip
The package is robust, reliable, small, and compatible with leading RFID chip solutions in the market

WIJCHEN, Netherlands, May 8, 2018 - NedCard, experienced partner in RFID, today announced its first UHF (RAIN) RFID package, MicroSON®-3 SMD for industrial applications. MicroSON®-3 is a small outline no-leads (SON) package that can be embedded into industrial applications via printed circuit board, or PCB.

The MicroSON®-3 is small and very thin, yet robust enough to withstand harsh industrial processes and temperatures as high as 85°C (185°F). It is a near chip scale plastic encapsulated package with a copper lead frame substrate. The leadless package makes electrical contact by soldering the bottom surface terminals to the PCB. The small size of the MicroSON®-3 design makes it a perfect package for leading RAIN RFID tag chips like the Monza® R6-P from Impinj.

“RFID-enabled tracking in industrial applications helps companies automate item identification and data capture to improve quality, efficiency, and work processes,” said Frans Geurts, CEO of NedCard. “RAIN RFID delivers tangible benefits to the industrial sector. Tracking reusable items and tools saves time and replacement costs. Even industrial work-in-progress can be identified and tracked using RFID technology.”

The Impinj Monza® R6-P tag chip, combined with the MicroSON®-3 package, delivers excellent performance in industrial applications. The Impinj AutoTune™ feature enables consistent performance from a wide variety of tagged materials, including plastics, polymers, wood, and metals. Manufacturers can also assign product identification numbers to the tag thanks to the increased user memory in the Impinj Monza R6-P tag chip.

“NedCard is bringing new opportunities to industrial applications using RAIN RFID and the Impinj Monza R6-P tag chip,” said Carl Brasek, Impinj Senior Director of Product Management for Silicon Products. “We see tremendous demand for RAIN RFID among industrial customers and are working with NedCard to innovate on new products like the MicroSON®-3 package for the industrial market.”

After years of experience of delivering semiconductor package solutions and offering assembly and test services to smart card-related markets like banking and payment, telecom, e-government, and identification, NedCard is now expanding further into UHF RFID markets. NedCard has been a pioneer in the field of package solutions for RF tags and successfully developed solutions for access control, wearables, laundry, and garments, among other applications. With MicroSON®‐3 NedCard is entering into the field of industrial UHF RFID applications, NedCard sees a growing demand with partners and potential customers for UHF RFID package solutions.

- About Impinj -
Impinj (NASDAQ: PI) wirelessly connects billions of everyday items such as apparel, medical supplies, and automobile parts to consumer and business applications such as inventory management, patient safety, and asset tracking. The Impinj platform uses RAIN RFID to deliver timely information about these items to the digital world, thereby enabling the Internet of Things.
*Impinj, Monza, and AutoTune are trademarks or registered trademarks of Impinj, Inc. 

- About NedCard -
NedCard develops semiconductor package solutions and offers related assembly and test services for various devices used in smart card, RFID, IoT and other enabling technologies (e.g. security access cards, credit cards, SIM cards, biometrics, inventory management). NedCard is specialized in tailored package solutions. The company has proven competence in the smart card area and is broadening the scope to provide the needs of the future. NedCard has its main office in Wijchen, the Netherlands. With three sales offices seated in Wijchen, Shanghai and Singapore NedCard operates across the globe. The two production locations NedCard B.V., Wijchen, the Netherlands and NedCard (Shanghai) Microelectronics Co. Ltd., Shanghai, China are ISO9001, ISO14001 and Common Criteria EAL6 security certified. For more information, visit www.nedcard.com.
For more information contact rfid@nedcard.nl, call Maarten Dolf Desertine, Manager New Business Development +31 622 423 899 or visit www.nedcard.com/microson-3
MicroSON®-3 is trademark of NedCard BV