Thursday, September 21, 2006

Is More RFID Industry Consolidation on its Way?

RFID Law Journal
Report No. 15
September 21, 2006

We told our readers in our September 19th article that Motorola's blockbuster acquisition of Symbol Technologies marked a point of key industry consolidation. This move followed Lockheed Martin's not insignificant purchase of SAVI Technologies earlier this year. With two of the industry's leaders off the table, where else might large bets be made in this industry? According to an article published by, Intermec is perhaps in the bull's eye of one or more of Motorola's competitors ( One can also surmise that after tabling its IPO, Alien Technologies may be a target at the "right price." Impinj is a similarly attractive target on the hardware side. On the software side, it's likely that we'll continue to observe smaller, strategic acquisitions in the transaction dollar range of the Verisign/R4 Global Solutions and BEA Systems/ ConnecTerra deals.

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