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Alien Technology(R) Enters Strategic Alliance With Arizon RFID Technology (Yangzhou) Co., Ltd. and Begins Manufacturing in China.

SHANGHAI, China -- Alien Technology, an industry leader in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) UHF products and services, today announced Arizon RFID Technology (Yangzhou) Co., Ltd. will manufacture Alien inlays for the Chinese market.

Arizon has one of the world's largest RFID manufacturing facilities and is well positioned to service the dynamic Chinese market. This partnership brings together Arizon's high-quality production capabilities with Alien's high-performance products and experience in manufacturing. Customers will benefit from cost savings due to the proximity of the manufacturing facility, including lower cost of air-freight and better services as a result of being in the same time zone.

"Alien's extensive experience in manufacturing mass volumes of inlays and their market leadership position has helped Arizon ramp up production and supply quality products to the Chinese market within a very short period of time," said Mr. Hsu Yung-Daw, general manager, Arizon RFID Technology Co., Ltd. "RFID is experiencing rapid growth in China and, as a result of our partnership with Alien, we are ideally positioned to supply the demand for RFID technology."

"China is an increasingly important market for Alien and we have responded to the Chinese government's call to strengthen collaboration with local partners," said George Everhart, CEO of Alien Technology. "Working with local partners lets us manufacture closer to our customers enabling Alien to provide better services to them."

Alien has a comprehensive range of ALR-9800 and ALR-9900 readers certified for China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore and Thailand.

About Arizon RFID Technology (Yangzhou) Co., Ltd

Arizon is a wholly-owned subsidiary of YFY Group with a dedicated focus in manufacturing HF and UHF RFID inlays, tickets and cards and other form factors, both customized as well as standard solutions. Arizon is headquartered in Yangzhou, China. For more information, please visit http://www.ydrfid.com/

About Alien Technology

Founded in 1994, Alien Technology is a leading technology and product provider of UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Integrated Circuits (IC), tags, readers and professional services. Alien Gen 2 products, along with software solutions from partners, help solve business problems for customers to improve productivity, processes, security and asset tracking for closed-loop and supply chain systems. These solutions are currently implemented in industries such as consumer packaged goods, retail, manufacturing, transportation, airports and cargo logistics, government and defense, and more. Alien's patented Fluidic Self Assembly (FSA([R])) technology and related proprietary manufacturing processes are designed to enable the manufacture of high volume, low-cost RFID tags. Quatrotec, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Alien Technology, is a specialized professional services and technology firm that provides complete solutions to meet the sophisticated requirements of the transportation industry. Alien's facilities include corporate headquarters in Morgan Hill, CA; RFID tag manufacturing facility in Fargo, ND; the Alien RFID Solutions Center in Dayton, OH; Quatrotec's offices at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO); and sales offices in the US, Europe and Asia. Alien is a member of EPCglobal. For more information please visit www.alientechnology.com

Alien, Alien Technology, the Alien logo, and FSA, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Alien Technology Corporation in the United States and other countries. Copyright 2008 Alien Technology Corporation. All rights reserved.
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