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Atmel's FingerChip Biometric Sensor Selected by Rise Computer for its Robust Security
Date:6/3/2008

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), an inventor and leading provider of swipe sensor technology and solutions, announced today that its FingerChip(R) fingerprint sensor solution has been selected by Rise Computer, Inc. for its RX5622 LCD PC. Rise will showcase this biometrics-capable LCD PC during 2008 Computex in Taipei, Taiwan.

Atmel's FingerChip solution as a standard feature enhances consumer friendliness in the RX5622 LCD PC by allowing users to conveniently manage user accounts and passwords and protect data via finger swipes. The RX5622 LCD PC features a slim, all-in-one 19" touch screen LCD display integrating the latest Intel Quad Core technology along with other consumer friendly options, such as WiFi(R), Bluetooth(R), built-in speakers, Webcam and TV tuner.

Atmel's FingerChip solution is based on its unique thermal sensing technology. It provides excellent fingerprint image capture, >25kv ESD protection, and superior protection against mechanical and chemical erosion. It works seamlessly with Atmel's Trusted Platform Module for a "one-stop-shop" for PC security.

"We have chosen the Atmel FingerChip solution for its robust fingerprint imaging capabilities and end-to-end design support capabilities," commented Rocky Ma, Director of R&D from Rise. "Its excellent performance against dry, wet, dirty, greasy and other types of difficult fingers guarantees the best of user experience during every day, real life usage scenarios. And we appreciate the integration support from the local Atmel team in Taiwan to ensure the most ergonomic design necessary for the best biometrics performance."

"RX5622 LCD PC from Rise is truly impressive in its ability to pack so many user friendly features along with desktop PC performance in a slick, all- in-one LCD display," said Bruno Charrat, Director of Biometrics Product Line at Atmel. "We are pleased to work with Rise to enhance the overall usability of the LCD PC with our turnkey fingerprint sensor solution optimized specifically for the PC. And we look forward to continue our penetration into the PC market."

Both Atmel and Rise are exhibitors at Computex 2008 in Taipei. Please come to see Atmel's FingerChip and TPM solutions at Booth N027 and Rise's LCD PC at Booth L329a, L330, L331a and L332.

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.

About Rise Computer

RISE COMPUTER INC. is one of the leading and innovated designers and quality manufacturers developing high-performance All-In-One LCD Panel PC and IA/IPC Motherboards in the market.

(C) 2008 Atmel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Atmel(R), logo and combinations thereof, FingerChip(R), and others, are registered trademarks, or trademarks of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries. WiFi(R) is a registered trademark of WiFi Alliance. Other terms and product names may be trademarks of others.

Information:

For more information on Atmel's TPM products, go to http://www.atmel.com/products/embedded

For more information on Atmel's FingerChip products, go to http://www.atmel.com/products/biometrics

Press Contacts:

Nancy Moore, Marketing Communications Manager

Tel: (+1) 719 540-3262, Email Nancy.Moore@atmel.com

Helen Perlegos, Public Relations

Tel: (+1) 408 487-2963, Email: hperlegos@atmel.com


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