Company Overview

NeWave Sensor Solutions is a leading provider of optimized solutions for today’s most challenging item-level Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) problems. The company developed an open RFID technology platform based on the patented Wave antenna platform that sets a new standard for accuracy, versatility and efficiency. The Wave Antenna is our core Platform Technology. The Wave was developed by the world-class ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL) of The Ohio State University (OSU), a pioneer in RF research and development under the direction of NeWave’s Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Dr. Dennis Burnside formerly the Director of the ESL and Wave produced in partnership with Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC), the Taiwan-based global leader in antenna manufacturing. The company’s management team leverages a strong heritage in the RFID and retail industries for its mission of applying optimized solutions to today’s greatest RFID challenges.

A Brief NeWave History

NeWave was founded in 2009 by Dr. Den Burnside, an Emeritus Professor at OSU and the former Director of OSU’s ESL. Dr. Burnside is an internationally renowned expert in RF technology. The Wave platform was created at the ESL by Dr. Burnside and his colleague, Dr. Robert Burkholder. Dr. Burkholder is also a shareholder in and advisor to NeWave.

The development of the Wave antenna platform was financially supported by WNC. WNC shares a 50% interest in the Wave patent rights with OSU and has exclusive global manufacturing rights for the Wave antenna. WNC is well positioned to commercialize the Wave technology Platform of RFID solutions in Asia and has granted NeWave exclusive, commercialization rights for the rest of the world (ROW). WNC has also made a significant minority investment in NeWave which includes an ongoing technology development partnership.

In 2010, NeWave established its Innovation Center (NIC) in Plain City (Columbus), Ohio where NeWave can provide live demonstrations of numerous proprietary, wireless, RFID real-time, wireless item-level RFID solutions. NIC also serves as a NeWave’s incubation laboratory for new RFID solutions, resulting in the creation of three additional patent approvals, two patents pending and more intellectual property (IP) under development. After the Wave antenna, NeWave and WNC jointly and exclusively own all RFID IP created by either company.

Patents & Awards

NeWave has exclusive global commercialization rights outside of Asia for the Wave antenna ( 8,058,998). NeWave and WNC jointly own patent approvals for the NeWave Smart Shelf and the NeWave Autonomous Reader. NeWave and WNC also jointly own the pending patent for the NeWave Smart Inventory Management System (SIMS) and NeWave’s Smart Garment.

Partnerships

Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC)

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NeWave has partnered with Taiwan based Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC) to manufacture the NeWave Wave antennas and readers. WNC is one of the world's largest, highest quality and lowest cost antenna manufacturers. WNC shares the belief that NeWave Wave Platform Technology is a "game changer" for the emerging RFID industry and will enable explosive global growth in all RFID market segments, therefore WNC and NeWave have agreed to jointly own all RFID IP created by either company.

Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC) is an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced wireless communication products. With strong R&D and high volume production capabilities, WNC consistently introduces innovative technologies covering a wide range of products: DBS outdoor units, satellite/HD radio, networking devices (802.11a/b/g/n AP, router, switch, client products and Vo Wireless phones), IPTV set-top box, digital home, mobile phones, automotive electronics, and digital TV/GPS/mobile phone/LDS-processed antennas. WNC's mission is to provide its worldwide customers and partners with superior wireless communication products through premium ODM/JDM/OEM design and manufacturing services, premium logistics and after-sales services worldwide. For more information about WNC please visit: www.wnc.com.tw

The Ohio State University

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NeWave Sensor Solutions was born out of years of research conducted at The Ohio State University's ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL). The ESL is a major "Center-of-Excellence" within The Ohio State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is one of the largest Radio Frequency (RF) research laboratories in the world In fact, much of the original radio frequency research was completed by ESL for the benefit of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), which includes the creation of the Stealth systems. Dr. Den Burnside, the CTO of NeWave was a principle in developing the commercial application wireless research as an OSU Professor and the Director of the ESL. This experience has resulted in a unique RF understanding and revolutionary patent pending RF products that can advance RFID applications to the next level. NeWave and the ESL continue to corroborate on future RFID projects and development.

www.electroscience.osu.edu/


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