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Atmel Releases First Integrated TPM/Biometric PC Authentication Solution Using the Softex OmniPass Security Client

San Francisco (ots/PRNewswire) - RSA Conference -- Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced today the dual support of its Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) and Biometric FingerChip(R) solutions within the Softex OmniPass PC Security Client. For the first time, PC ODMs and OEMs are able to obtain a fully integrated TPM and biometric fingerprint sensor solution from a single vendor which includes all hardware and an integrated authentication suite. Atmel's combination improves privacy, eliminates supply chain complexity, simplifies development, and reduces hardware pricing and software licensing costs. Now, using OmniPass from Softex, Atmel offers a single supplier integrated solution for the PC market that provides the powerful benefits of both the TPM and FingerChip sensor. Atmel can supply OEMs/ODMs with different combinations of the TPM and FingerChip families to meet almost any convenience or security point. Solutions range from very low cost sensor-only options for convenient log on to chipsets with embedded biometric and security coprocessors and a TPM. The TPM offers the very highest security level, and a completely embedded and secure processing environment, ensuring complete privacy and security of a user's personal data, biometric data, and associated passwords and secrets. Linking Biometrics and TPMs in PCs. TPMs are well known for their protection capabilities in today's PC architectures. Biometric fingerprint sensors are seeing explosive adoption in PCs due to their convenience for authentication and password replacement applications. When combined with the Softex OmniPass application, Atmel's TPM and FingerChip fingerprint sensor provide the core components for a wide range of secure solutions. Multifactor Authentication. Linking Atmel devices provides a multifactor authentication architecture, resulting in improved security. Authentication is required at two levels; if valid information is provided, the TPM unlocks the PC based on your password, and the FingerChip unlocks the PC based upon your fingerprint. Availability. This integrated Atmel and Softex solution is available now. 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 Softex Softex Incorporated was founded in 1992, in Austin, Texas. The company is a leading provider of computer security products and services. Softex serves many of the top tier OEM companies, such as Lenovo, Samsung, IBM, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Motion Computing as well as hardware vendors such as APC, Synaptics, Ratoc and more .... Softex has expanded its international position with the 2006 opening of its Mumbai, India facility. (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. 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 For more information about Softex, go to http://www.softexinc.com 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 Web site: http://www.atmel.com http://www.softexinc.com ots Originaltext: Atmel Corporation Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Contact: Nancy Moore, Marketing Communications Manager, +1-719-540-3262, Nancy.Moore@atmel.com, or Helen Perlegos, Public Relations, +1-408-487-2963, hperlegos@atmel.com, both of Atmel Corporation

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