Demonstration Kit enables secure RFID applications.

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©Featuring SkyeTek's M2 SkyeModule and Atmel's cryptographic RF tag assortment, CryptoRF® Demonstration Kit allows for complete demonstration when integrating secure RFID into applications/products. SkyeModule M2 reader provides support for TDEA and AES encryption and SHA-1, SHA-2, and MD5 hashing, while CryptoRF tags provide security through use of hardware embedded cryptography to offer mutual authentication, data encryption, Message Authentication Codes (MAC), and encrypted passwords.

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SkyeTek and Atmel Jointly Develop and Offer Market Leading Secure RFID Demonstration Kit

Joint Solution Enables Ultra-Secure RFID Applications

WESTMINSTER, Colo., Dec. 5 -- SkyeTek, Inc., the leading provider of embedded RFID reader technology, and Atmel® (NASDAQ:ATML), a global leader in the development and fabrication of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the availability of the CryptoRF® Demonstration Kit, a complete RFID security demonstration featuring SkyeTek's M2 SkyeModule and Atmel's cryptographic RF tag assortment based on the CryptoRF® product family.

"With this level of security and privacy protection, SkyeTek and Atmel are breaking down some of the largest barriers to RFID adoption," said Sayan Chakraborty, CTO and Vice President of Engineering at SkyeTek. "The combination of cutting edge cryptographic standards and intelligent reader technology make the CryptoRF Demonstration Kit an ideal solution for customers looking to generate immediate ROI in applications from contactless payment to product authentication."

The CryptoRF Demonstration Kit is a complete RFID solution that allows for quick demonstration and proof-of-concept development when integrating secure RFID into applications or products. Targeted at industries that require secure applications such as contactless payment, product authentication, patient safety, and patron management, the solution will enable customers to easily embed RFID into existing products using one of the safest, most secure HF reader/tag platforms on the market.

Based on the same security standards used by the U.S. Department of Defense and financial sectors, SkyeTek's SkyeModule M2 reader provides support for industry standard security, including TDEA and AES encryption and SHA-1, SHA-2, and MD5 hashing as well as proprietary security.

Atmel's CryptoRF tags provide enhanced security through the use of hardware embedded cryptography to provide mutual authentication, data encryption, Message Authentication Codes (MAC) and encrypted passwords. The 7-member family features user memory densities from 1K to 64 bits with customizable security levels and options that include Write Lock Modes, One Time Programmable features and multiple zones each with individually definable access rights. The solution will deliver world-class security capabilities to various industries where privacy and data protection are critical.

"Our customers continue to choose Atmel because of our commitment to advanced security solutions," said Jean Pierre Benhammou at Atmel. "The CryptoRF Demonstration Kit shows how CryptoRF supports the most stringent security standards used for track and trace, logistics management, anti- cloning and anti-counterfeiting, identification, and e-purse.

Together we are dedicated to providing that same level of protection to our customers. We are pleased to partner with SkyeTek; they share our commitment to security, and have the technological expertise to back it up."

Available immediately, pricing for the CryptoRF Demonstration Kit is $295. The solution, which is brought to market as a result of a partnership between SkyeTek and Atmel announced in January 2007, will be sold exclusively through SkyeTek and Atmel sales channels.

About SkyeTek, Inc.

SkyeTek transforms RFID into networking technology enabling goods and assets to participate in a connected world. SkyeTek develops readers that serve as intelligent edge devices and software that binds policies to tagged items. By extending networks to the physical world, customers increase revenue through their ability to predict demand, prevent counterfeiting, and personalize user interactions. Based in Westminster, Colo., SkyeTek sells exclusively through OEMs, systems integrators, resellers, and distributors. For more information, visit or call 720-565-0441.

About Atmel

Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on consumer, industrial, security, communications, computing and automotive markets.


Atmel's CryptoRF product information may be retrieved at

SkyeTek's product information may be retrieved at

Source: SkyeTek, Inc.

CONTACT: Martin Payne of SkyeTek, Inc., +1-303-615-8019, or, or Sharon Harnisch of Atmel Corporation,
+1-719-540-1723, or,

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