Texas Instruments and BearingPoint Announce RFID Alliances

Texas Instruments Incorporated, a worldwide leader in RFID technology, and BearingPoint, Inc. one of the world' s largest business consulting and systems integration firms, announce an alliance agreement to market RFID products and services to customers in the manufacturing, retail, life sciences, financial services and government sectors. This agreement signals BearingPoint's and Texas Instruments' commitment to support the continued adoption of RFID to their current and future customers across the world. Both companies serve customers globally from operations in all major countries.

"By teaming with Texas Instruments, BearingPoint can play a key role in the continued market adoption of RFID," said John Cummings, managing director, Global RFID Solutions practice at BearingPoint. "Combining Texas Instruments` capabilities in RFID technology and BearingPoint`s strategy and systems integration experience can help companies implement RFID systems to enhance their capabilities. We've chosen TI as the primary supplier of Electronic Product Code (EPC) Generation 2 tags for customer applications requiring this technology."

This relationship will leverage both firms' strengths for enhanced go-to-market and delivery capability. BearingPoint will provide services in consulting, systems integration, assessment, proof-of-concept, test management and program management. Texas Instruments will provide its suite of RFID products as well as competencies in semiconductors, microelectronics engineering and RFID equipment manufacturing experience. Both companies will focus on enhancing market adoption with EPC-related RFID initiatives.

"Our alliance with BearingPoint combined with our global expertise in developing standards-based RFID technology for a diverse range of applications will help companies reap the business rewards of their RFID implementations," said Julie England, vice president of Texas Instruments and general manager of Texas Instruments RFid Systems.