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Intermec, Philips Partner To Develop Radio Frequency ID

Compiled By Deborah Austin Intermec Technologies Corp. and Philips Semiconductors are partnering to develop and market radio frequency identification (RFID) integrated circuits for smart labels and tags -- and promote global standards in the RFID marketplace. Under the alliance, Philips will market Intermec's Intellitag, used in UHF and microwave for supply-chain management. Intermec will actively market Philips' I-CODE IC based labels and manufacture reader components compatible with I-CODE, ISO 15693, and future ISO 18000 standards. The $5 billion Philips Semiconductors -- a division of Royal Philips Electronics -- is headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands and makes semiconductors and silicon systems platforms. Everett, Wash.-headquartered Intermec Technologies -- a company of $2 billion industrial technologies firm UNOVA Inc. -- provides supply-chain solutions and automated data collection, RFID, and mobile computing systems.

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