How geeks go camping: Drones, lasers and more from ToorCamp 2014

Editor’s Note: Amal Graafstra was one of hundreds of people who attended ToorCamp, a summer camp for geeks earlier this month on the Washington coast. The author of the book RFID Toys and a “double RFID implantee,” Graafstra documents the experience in this guest post. A whole gaggle of hackers, makers, breakers, and shakers gathered on the shores of Neah Bay, on the Washington… Read More


Impinj bounces back as RFID heats up, expands in old Seattle grocery store

Over the past 14 years, Impinj has weathered two economic recessions, not to mention a slow-to-develop market for its radio frequency identification products. Under normal circumstances, that combination would have killed most companies. But Impinj, founded in May 2000 by leading scientists Dr. Carver Mead and Dr. Chris Diorio and backed with more than $110 million in… Read More


GeekWire Podcast: Inside the world of an RFID implantee

Radio Frequency Identification, better known as RFID, is used in everything from livestock to shipping containers. But what about humans? This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, we talk with Amal Graafstra, who has had the distinction of walking around for years with an RFID tag implanted in each of his hands. And… Read More


RFID company Impinj cancels IPO plans, raises $21 million

Impinj has raised an additional $21 million in venture capital financing, money that president and CEO William T. Colleran said will allow it to better serve customers “in the dynamic RFID market.” The Seattle company simultaneously withdrew its IPO filing with the SEC, cutting short plans to go public. Impinj had first filed to go public… Read More


Impinj files for $100 million IPO

For the second time this week, a Seattle technology company has filed to go public. This time it is Impinj, the maker of radio frequency identification technologies. The company said in a filing today with the SEC that it plans to raise up to $100 million through the offering. The filing comes just a few… Read More