Alien Technology, an industry leader in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Ultra High Frequency (UHF) products and services, today announced the Higgs-9 IC, the first release of its next-generation of Higgs RFID semiconductor integrated circuits.

The company also announced its newest high-memory inlays. The products were unveiled at RFID Journal LIVE! 2019 and are being featured in Alien’s Booth #803 throughout the event, April 2-4

The new Higgs-9 enables enterprise-critical applications to run faster, smarter and with quicker ROI in RFID deployments. Incorporating the Higgs Sentinel™ Memory platform, the Higgs-9 offers superior write accuracy, memory retention and read reliability under the most extreme conditions. Higgs-9 provides a base 96-bit EPC field and 688-bit User Memory field which is relocatable to the EPC field for applications requiring an expanded EPC. No special software or commands are required.

“After testing the reliability and readability of Higgs-9, Alien partners are already providing RFID solutions to the market based on the capabilities of this new IC,” said Mike Hetrick, Alien Technology’s Vice President of Global Sales. “We expect Higgs-9 to accelerate the already rapid adoption of RFID in manufacturing, retail, aerospace and other key verticals globally.”

“The improved sensitivity of the Higgs-9 chip, coupled with its expanded memory capacity, makes it a great fit for our asset-tagging customers,” said Robert Oberle, Co-Founder and CTO, Vizinex RFID. “We routinely encounter challenges from our OEM customers looking for greater read range in a smaller footprint tag, as well as encoding capability beyond the standard 96 or 128 bit EPC memory allocation. The Higgs-9 will be a valuable addition to our product portfolio.”