IXYS Introduces New Cylindrical Low Frequency, Half-Duplex Read-Only Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Transponder

The NCD1015ZP and NCD1015ZPC Have 64-bits of Identification Data Storage and a 16-bit CRC Error Checking Code Generator

BEVERLY, Mass. & SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 29, 2016 — IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (ICD), Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS), announced the availability of the NCD1015ZP, low frequency, half duplex (HDX), read-only RFID transponder. The NCD1015ZP operates at a resonant frequency of 134.2 kHz, has 64-bits of pre-programmed or custom-programmed identification data storage and utilizes a 16-bit CRC error checking code generator to ensure data integrity. This transponder supports ISO 11784 and ISO 11785 standards.

Using the power acquired from harvesting the RF energy transmitted by the RFID reader, the passive transponder responds by sending out a 128-bit packet that contains the stored 64-bit data, a 16-bit CRC-CCITT error checking code, and the overhead bits necessary to ensure transmission recognition. The integrated ferrite antenna enhances the tag's reading distance over what is obtained by non-ferrite antenna designs, while the polyurethane encapsulating material boosts the mechanical robustness making the tag suitable for deployment in harsh environmental conditions.

“This product was developed by our IXYS San Sebastian Division, which is our ASIC and RFID division in Europe, and contains the proprietary RFID SOC IC, that our team designed and produces, and sold through our Integrated IC Division and IXYS’ sales channels worldwide,” commented Dr. Nathan Zommer, founder and CEO of IXYS Corporation.

“In this product, we demonstrate our capability to integrate our RFID IC in a compact package for ease of use and deployment by our customers. It contains innovative features for low power, energy harvesting and security. We can develop further customized products for our customers, based on these technologies for a variety of applications,” commented Dr. Javier Hernandez, Founder and GM of IXYS San Sebastian.

The NCD1015, 50mm HDX RFID 64-bit Data Transponder, is available with a pre-programmed identification code (ZP) or a custom-programmed identification code (ZPC). Typical applications include inventory management, ingress/egress discovery, real-time container tracking, manufacturing production flow control, vehicle identification, security access administration and high value asset monitoring. The NCD1015ZP and NCD1015ZPC are available in production quantities.

About IXYS ICD and IXYS Corporation

IXYS Integrated Circuits Division, (ICD), a leader in the design and manufacture of solid state relays and high voltage integrated circuits, is a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation. IXYS Corporation develops and markets primarily high performance power semiconductor devices that are used in controlling and converting electrical power efficiently in power systems for the telecommunication and internet infrastructure, motor drives, medical systems and transportation. IXYS also serves its markets with a combination of digital and analog integrated circuits, power systems, and RF GaAs and GaN based products. Additional information about IXYS Integrated Circuits Division, Zilog and IXYS may be found at www.ixysic.com, www.zilog.com and www.ixys.com.

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Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including the performance, rating, availability, reliability, operation and suitability of products for various applications, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause the results of IXYS to differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including, among others, risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2015. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.



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