Newport Digital Technologies Inc. recently announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with Microsoft to develop RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Technology) related applications for its Windows Mobile platform, utilizing the MS Windows Mobile operating system. NDT will offer a comprehensive line of mobile computing products, targeting RFID field applications for use in asset tracking, inventory management, and POS for various B2B markets.

NDT’s CEO, Gary DeMel, a twenty-eight year veteran of the semiconductor and high-tech industries, commented on the agreement. “We are very excited to work with Microsoft’s technology and business teams to develop the next generation of RFID computing devices by utilizing Windows Mobile with customized application suites. Microsoft, which provides software and hardware products and solutions worldwide, is one of the world’s premier companies and we are looking forward to a successful licensing agreement with them.”

Daren Mancini, General Manager of Microsoft’s Windows Mobile Sales division, added: “Newport Digital Technologies has developed truly innovative RFID technologies and we are thrilled to work with them to bring these technologies and applications to the Windows Mobile platform.”

Newport Digital Technologies, based in Newport Beach, California, is commercializing a number of leading edge RFID technologies, in conjunction with two premier Taiwan based R&D technology incubators, the Institute for Information Industry (III) and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). The company’s association with the incubators has also given them a rich portfolio of WiMAX, eLearning, LED Signage, and Security & Surveillance technologies. The arrangement gives NDT co-ownership of all intellectual property rights, along with worldwide distribution rights.

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