Fabless semiconductor company Impinj and Texas Instruments, the leading manufacturer of RFID transponders and readers, yesterday announced an agreement to cooperate on the development of products that comply with the Generation 2 (Gen 2) RFID standard recently ratified by EPCglobal.

The agreement is designed to ensure interoperability among the Gen 2 products provided by the two companies and to accelerate their time to market.

"Interoperability of Gen 2 products from multiple vendors is crucial for rapid adoption of RFID,” Impinj President and CEO William Colleran said in a prepared statement.” Through our cooperation, Impinj and TI will ensure a supply of interoperable Gen 2 products from two complementary sources."