RST-Invent

Ultra High-frequency RFID Chips and Integarted Systems

Operating Factories

Shareholders in Portfolio Company 
RUSNANO, Systematica, private co-investor

Industry Sector 
Optics and Electronics

Production Location 
St. Petersburg
Jobs to be created: 90

Investment Started:  2011

Total Budget

0.78  bln rubles
Co-investment by RUSNANO
0.19  bln rubles

Production of metal RFID tags and RFID labels for passive RFID systems

Portfolio company RST-Invent is using 90-nanometer technology to manufacture a new generation of ultra high-frequency RFID-chips to EPC Class-1 Generation-2 standards. Application of 90-nanometer process to RFIDs has brought a breakthrough in downscaling size, energy consumption, and cost of the chips.

RFIDThe chips have built-in support for electronic digital signature technology GOST R 34.10–2001, which protects the goods against counterfeiting, making RST-Invent’s product a strong competitor in a growing market.

The chips are being used to develop new tags as well as to update existing RFID tags, like the PatchTag™, a market leader in distance of registration among passive universal tags. RST-Invent will create other tag forms specifically for the new chip. One is the iNano family of adhesive tags that will feature greater read and write distances thanks to antennas with greater amplification gain and the 90-nanometer process technology.

Areas of application

  • Retail
  • Warehouses
  • Libraries
  • Construction industry
  • Transport and logistics

Market

  • Producers of fast-moving consumer goods, retail stores, logistics and transportation and companies, building companies, industrial enterprises, and libraries and archives

Competitive advantages

  • Ability to read/write quickly and at considerable distance
  • Lower energy use
  • Operational within broad temperature range
  • Meets European standard EPC Gen 2
  • Optimal integration solutions