OMRON Rolls Out Aluminum RFID Inlay for Tracking

OMRON Corporation (TSE: 6645, US: OMRNY) today announced the availability of a new aluminum HF inlay which is ideally suited for security and asset tracking applications such as library and access control.

OMRON has more than 20 years of experience providing copper inlays for the RFID market. Today’s announcement introduces OMRON’s new aluminum-based inlay, which achieves comparable performance with copper inlays. OMRON said it will continue manufacturing copper inlays for the HF market alongside aluminum.

The new inlay caters to the needs of customers who prefer aluminum instead of copper inlays due to environmental concerns about disposal of copper waste. The combination of an aluminum antenna with OMRON’s patented chip bonding technology called Jomful dramatically reduces the use of environmentally unfriendly materials and enables us to meet RoHS standards.

OMRON has been focusing on developing new UHF products to meet market requirements as described in numerous RFID mandates from large retailers. These retailer mandates have inspired widespread investigations of the use of RFID across industries. For some applications, HF performs better than UHF. In light of these findings, OMRON is broadening its lineup of inlays and RFID readers to help customers select the optimum RFID solution to meet their specific business needs.

OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation with $5.7 billion in annual revenue. Established in 1933 OMRON has more than 26,000 employees in over 35 countries. OMRON has been in the RFID business for over 20 years. An EPCglobal member, OMRON offers a wide range of RFID products including inlays and readers for HF (13.56 MHz), UHF (860-960MHz) and other frequencies. For more information, write to, visit the Web site, or contact OMRON’s regional offices: USA +1-888-303-RFID (7343), Japan +81-3-5435-2016, China +86-21-5888-1666 and EU +31-235681200.