Alien Technology Names Robert J. McKinley Vice President Business Development to Lead Focus on Transportation Markets for RFID

MORGAN HILL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2005--Alien Technology(R) today announced that Robert J. McKinley, former Director of Security and Airport Systems at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), has joined the company as Vice President Business Development. McKinley will lead Alien's business development and marketing efforts directed to RFID applications in transportation industries, including airlines and third party logistics.

"Bob brings to Alien extensive background in airport and airline operations with knowledge of operations, logistics, security and customer services," said Keith McDonald, Sr. Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Alien Technology Corporation. "We look forward to his contributions in addressing the growing markets worldwide for RFID in transportation applications."

McKinley has over 30 years experience in aviation management, including senior management positions for airlines and airline services companies. In his former role, he was responsible for opening and managing SFO's $2.5B International terminal and, most recently, led the implementation of SFO's comprehensive 100% automated checked baggage inspection system. This $125M federally funded program is the largest and most sophisticated system in the world and is the model for many airports nationwide. McKinley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of San Francisco, and a Masters Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University.

About Alien Technology

Alien Technology Corporation is a leading provider of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products for global customers in government, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, transportation, and other industries. Using its patented manufacturing process, Fluidic Self Assembly (FSA(R)), Alien(R) manufactures EPC tags in very high-volumes and at low cost. The company provides a family of RFID readers for a variety of applications including supply chain management, logistics, and anti-counterfeiting, to improve inventory management and reduce operating costs. Alien is an active member of EPCglobal. More information about Alien Technology Corporation can be found on the Company's website at www.alientechnology.com.

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