Alien Technology Names Steve Wang as New Chief Technology Officer

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2015Alien Technology®, an industry leader in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Ultra High Frequency (UHF) products and services, today announced that the company has named Steve Wang as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

In his new role, Wang will oversee the company’s strategic technical direction and lead Alien’s engineering, operations and product management teams worldwide. Before joining Alien, Wang served as CTO and vice president of Global Research & Development for Checkpoint Systems (NYSE: CKP) where he led the development of RFID solutions for various cloud, retail and bank security applications.

“Steve has a proven track record as a CTO overseeing the development of solutions from telecom and networking to security and the Internet of Things,” said Alien CEO Chris Chang. “Steve also understands customer end-systems and selling RFID products and components, and we’re excited about his contributions to Alien.”

Along with holding more than 60 patents, Wang’s professional background includes working in executive engineering and R&D positions at New Wave Research, OpTun Inc. and Finisar (NASDAQ: FNSR). He also previously held technical and leadership positions at Hewlett Packard and Lasertron (Corning).


Wang earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Technical University in Denmark as well as a Ph.D. in Semiconductor Physics and Devices and a Bachelor’s of Science in Physics from Jilin University in China.

About Alien Technology

Founded in 1994, Alien Technology is a leading technology and product provider of UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Integrated Circuits (IC), tags, readers and professional services. Alien Gen 2 products, along with software solutions from partners, help solve business problems for customers to improve productivity, processes, security and asset tracking for closed-loop and supply chain systems. These solutions are implemented in industries such as consumer packaged goods, retail apparel, manufacturing, transportation, airports and cargo logistics, government and defense, and more. Alien’s facilities include corporation headquarters in San Jose, CA; the Alien RFID Solutions Center in the Dayton, OH region; and a sales office in Shanghai, China. Alien is a member of EPCglobal.

Alien, Alien Technology, Higgs, and the Alien logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Alien Technology, LLC in the United States and other countries.

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