Alien Technology Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of radio frequency identification (RFID) products. Its products include RFID tags and readers that operate in the UHF radio band for use in manufacturing lines, warehouses, distribution centers, and retail stores.
The company offers RFID Strap, Inlay, and Label products to system integrators and software developers, who utilize the labels in their RFID solution offerings; and RFID readers in various forms designed for applications, such as loading dock doors, material conveyors, packaging lines, pallet wrap stations, and other read points. It also provides a range of consulting and implementation services to airports, including the design of baggage handling and screening services, and RFID system integration.
The company provides RFID products, as well as professional and educational services to various industries, including retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, defense, transportation and logistics, and pharmaceuticals through label converters, value-added resellers, and system integrators in the United States and internationally. It has strategic relationships primarily with IBM; Microsoft; Oracle; Hewlett-Packard; Manhattan Associates; and Unisys. Alien Technology Corporation was founded in 1994. It was formerly known as Beckman Display, Inc. and changed its name to Alien Technology Corporation in 1999. The company is headquartered in Morgan Hill, California with a manufacturing facility based in North Dakota.