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Vendor Name:
Royal Philips Electronics

There are two sales offices in Australia for the Semiconductor division of Philips in Melbourne and Sydney.

Melbourne Office:
745 Springvale Road
Mulgrave VIC 3170
Tel: (03) 9271 3666
Fax: (03) 9271 3688

Sydney Office:
65 Epping Road
North Ryde NSW 2113
Tel: (02) 9947 0250
Fax: (02) 9947 0251


Philips Semiconductors is one of the major suppliers of semiconductors for RFID. Philips has entered into a partnership with Intermec and Gemplus to set standards for RFID in Supply Chain. They have submitted a proposal for an RFID protocal to EAN.UCC as well as an extended version of this proposal to ISO 18000-6. Philips claims that this partnership puts them in the unique position of being the only manufacturer capable of providing IC's in all three frequency ranges (125kHz, 13.56MHz and UHF)

The Philips family of integrated circuits that power RFID Tags include:

Philips manufactures Reader IC's for RFID. The MIFARE family of Reader IC's is suited to RFID which requires contactless reading. However, most of the registered applications for the readers are transport related, and not Supply Chain.