AuthenTec's AES1610 Named One of the Top Three Sensor Products by Elektronik Magazine

- Leading European electronics magazine recognizes AuthenTec through its Reader's Choice award -

MUNICH, GERMANY/ MELBOURNE, FL, March 12, 2007 " AuthenTec, the world leader in fingerprint sensor security, innovation and sales, was among the top three winners accepting an award from Elektronik Magazine for the AES1610 fingerprint sensor in category of Best Product, Sensors. The publication's annual Best Product awards are based on the following criteria: advancement of technology, innovation, impressive power-to-size ratio, and the ability to stand out from the range of products in its category. The Elektronik editorial team pre-selects 111 products in 10 categories and then asks readers to vote for the best products. Elektronik readers chose the AuthenTec fingerprint sensor as among the top three.

We're pleased to present this award to AuthenTec, said Wolfgang Hascher, Section Editor, Elektronik Magazine. The TruePrint technology, range of user benefits and small form factor combine to make the AuthenTec sensor truly unique.

AuthenTec is focused on continuous innovation for its family of biometric sensors in order to stay ahead of the rapid advancements in the electronics industry, said Marc Gebert, Direct of European Sales and Marketing of AuthenTec. The AES1610 combines security, convenience and performance into the smallest form factor used in PCs today. With its convenience capabilities for password protection, fast user switching and fast application switching combined with its patented TruePrint® technology for security, it can elevate a PC from standard to exceptional. We're very pleased that the readers of Elektronik have recognized the hard work of our engineering team.

The AES1610 is an optimal security solution that protects PC users from security threats such as identity theft, forgotten and burdensome passwords, spoofing, and phishing. In addition, the sensor's unique always-on authentication capability greatly reduces the risk of fraud if a laptop is lost or stolen, and allows users to leave their computers unattended without fear that an unauthorized person might tamper with online or offline files. The AES1610 sensor is available in Europe in dozens of PC models through several manufacturers of PC products, including Asustek, HP, Lenovo, Packard Bell, Medion and Motion Computing.

AuthenTec sensors are used in 150 different models of notebook and tablet PCs, including those made by 7 of the world's top 10 PC manufacturers. This makes AuthenTec TruePrint-enabled sensors one of the most popular sensors for notebook and tablet PCs worldwide. The sensor features AuthenTec's extremely accurate TruePrint and TrueMatch technologies, the only solution in production that reads fingerprints below the surface of the skin " enabling the sensor to read virtually every fingerprint, anywhere.

Elektronik reaches 93,900 readers per month and is the leading magazine for design engineers and technical management within the German electronics market. The subscribers of Elektronik are highly qualified in their technical profession and are the driving force in the decision making process: 66 percent of the subscribers work in technical management and 82 percent in design engineering. Elektronik contains comprehensive specialist articles reviewing state-of-the-art applications and technologies in an in-depth format.

About AuthenTec

With more than 15 million sensors in use worldwide, AuthenTec is the world leader in fingerprint sensor security, innovation and sales to the PC, wireless, and access control markets. AuthenTec's award-winning sensors take full advantage of The Power of Touch by utilizing the company's patented TruePrint® technology to deliver the most convenient, reliable and cost-effective means available for enabling touch-powered features that extend beyond user authentication. The company's network of partners, solution providers and customers include: Analog Devices, APC, ASUSTek, Broadcom, Compal, Cherry, Fujitsu Computer, Computer Associates, HP, IBM, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Motion Computing, MPC Computers, Packard Bell, Pantech, Quanta, Samsung, Tatung, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, and Wistron, among others. Visit

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