AuthenTec Brings Multiple Touch-Powered Features to the First 1GHz Smartphone in the U.S., the LG eXpo from AT&T

AT&T Offers First Smartphone in the U.S. That Leverages the Features and Functions of Multi-Function Fingerprint Sensor Technology

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New LG eXpo using AuthenTec's smart sensor technology is now available from AT&T

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MELBOURNE, Fla.--()--AuthenTec (NASDAQ:AUTH), the world’s leading provider of smart fingerprint sensors and solutions, announced that its “Smart Sensor” technology has been integrated into the first 1GHz smartphone in the U.S., the LG eXpo, available only for AT&T customers beginning today. The LG eXpo is the first smartphone available in the U.S. that leverages the multiple features and functions of AuthenTec’s AES1711 integrated input control solution.

The LG eXpo eliminates the need for pin codes and passwords with the exclusive “Smart Sensor” fingerprint recognition from AuthenTec, which achieves a new level of smart and personal security unlike any other mobile phone in the market. The Smart Sensor complements the touchscreen user interface of the eXpo by also providing precise cursor control for text editing, 4-way menu navigation, and AuthenTec’s unique turbo-scroll feature for rapid browsing of long emails, contact lists or websites.

“This is the first time wireless subscribers in the U.S. can experience the convenient security and personalization of an AuthenTec-enabled smartphone,” said Art Stewart, AuthenTec Vice President of Mobile Systems. “We are pleased and proud to support AT&T and LG in the launch of the innovative and feature-packed LG eXpo and strongly believe that it will help open the door for additional smart sensor-equipped phones in North America as well as Europe and the rest of the world.”

Featuring the first 1 GHz processor in the United States, the LG eXpo allows business professionals to meet their demanding data sharing needs while on the go. The LG eXpo is loaded with Windows Mobile® 6.5 Professional, to help power users stay more connected with email, calendar and Microsoft® Office Mobile. The phone’s optional LG mobile projector accessory allows users to display Web pages, documents, photos and videos anywhere, any time and share them with anyone. Additional information about the LG eXpo and AuthenTec’s smart sensor technology can be found on AuthenTec’s website at http://www.authentec.com/lgexpo or on YouTube at http://tiny.cc/SmartSensor.

AuthenTec is an ISO9001-certified provider of fingerprint sensors and solutions with the broadest product and IP portfolio in the silicon fingerprint sensor industry. The Company recently expanded its offering to include new smart sensor hardware, software and client applications for consumer PCs, netbooks and smartphones.

About AuthenTec

AuthenTec brings multiple touch-powered features including navigation, personalization, convenience and security to 50 million PCs and peripherals, cell phones and other products. The Company’s newest generation of smart sensors, software and TrueSuite™ client applications give users secure one-touch access to their favorite websites, online social networks and digital identity. AuthenTec has the broadest product and patent portfolio in the industry today, and helps enable the Power of Touch® for millions of people at home, at work or on the move. For more information, visit www.authentec.com or follow us at twitter.com/authentecnews.

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Contacts

AuthenTec
Media Contact:
Brent Dietz, Director of Communications, 321-308-1320
brent.dietz@authentec.com
or
Investor Contact:
Shelton Group Investor Relations
Leanne K. Sievers, Executive Vice President, Investor Relations, 949-224-3874
lsievers@sheltongroup.com

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Contacts

AuthenTec
Media Contact:
Brent Dietz, Director of Communications, 321-308-1320
brent.dietz@authentec.com
or
Investor Contact:
Shelton Group Investor Relations
Leanne K. Sievers, Executive Vice President, Investor Relations, 949-224-3874
lsievers@sheltongroup.com