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Sunnyvale, CA, United States, 2008/04/02 - Mu-Gahat provides more rapid RFID tag time to market for label converters, integrators, design engineers and end users.
Mu-Gahat officially launched today by announcing its revolutionary custom RFID inlay design service, low-volume production minimums, and stock inlay line.
“Label converters, integrators, design engineers, and frustrated end-users have needed a solution for rapid prototyping and low-medium volume RFID production for quite some time. Our research showed that many customers do not need millions of inlays at a time. Mu-Gahat has developed specialized processes and equipment designed to meet today’s prototyping and just-in-time production requirements.” said Baxter Watkins, CEO.
Since RFID tags often detune when attached to objects, the ability to test actual, individual tag variations is imperative to ensure that a theoretical design performs optimally in its real-world environment. Mu-Gahat inlays can be custom tuned to meet specific application and frequency requirements.
Mu-Gahat’s in-house staff of RFID antenna design engineers works with customers to optimize RFID tag performance for a specific application. Then using the company’s proprietary software design process, Mu-Gahat can produce from one to five simultaneous RFID inlay variations (antenna + chip on flexible plastic substrate) for product application and field testing. This enables faster time to optimal design than the traditional sequential, iterative one-at-a-time design process.
Mu-Gahat’s patent pending laser ablation antenna process, together with their high speed Muhlbauer production equipment, further streamlines turnaround times, lowers costs and quantities more than typical inlay suppliers.
For both prototyping and just-in-time production, Mu-Gahat’s US-based production lines enable customers to do smaller economical runs of as little as 150 units to 2 million units. Smaller runs mean that customers no longer need to order larger than needed quantities or stockpile extraneous inlays, while customers with specialized requirements can get the inlays they need without premiums. Mu-Gahat can also provide finished converted label solutions via their authorized converting partners.
Mu-Gahat also carries a variety of stock RFID inlays using chips from leading providers such as Impinj and TI suitable for many different applications, including backup tape, item-level, and pallet tracking. Stock inlays can be custom-tuned to meet specific requirements.
Mu-Gahat is the precision prototyping and low-volume production RFID specialist featuring in-house custom RF Antenna and Inlay design capabilities for label converters, system integrators, design engineers and end users. Using a patent-pending laser production system, proprietary design software and Muhlbauer FCM 10000 flip chip equipment, the company provides up to five simultaneous “variations on a theme” for test, enabling faster time to market by providing the ability to quickly create prototypes and validate pilot runs. Mu-Gahat’s US-based production lines enable customers to do economical runs of as little as 150 units up to 2 million units. Mu-Gahat also provides stock RFIDs. "Mu-Gahat" comes from the Native American Washoe tribal word for “bridge”, building a bridge between customers’ ideas and their realization. Mu-Gahat is a Native American Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), enabling government and commercial buyers to recognize additional potential benefits.