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Leyio Announces Ultra-Wideband Personal ’Sharing Device’ with Atrua’s Fingerprint Touch Control


Atrua’s Fingerprint Touch Control Enables Fast and Secure Access and Exchange of Personal Information on Leyio’s Personal Sharing Device

CAMPBELL, Calif., March 25th, 2009 – Atrua Technologies, Inc. (, the world’s leading provider of Intelligent Touch Controls™ for mobile devices, revealed today that Leyio selected Atrua’s market-leading ATW300 family of fingerprint touch control solutions for its recently announced Personal Sharing Device (PSD).

Leyio’s ground breaking new PSD, which will be commercially available starting Spring 2009 in France, promises to revolutionize the way people share pictures, music, movies, social networking information, and other data. With just a flick of the wrist, users can quickly and easily share and transfer data at speeds of up to 10 megabytes per second using ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless technology. In addition, the Leyio owner can exchange information with anybody, in an offline mode, using a USB memory device. The convenient biometric authentication capability of Atrua’s ATW300 fingerprint touch control, which is incorporated into the PSD, helps users protect their private personal data without compromising the speed and ease-of-use of the PSD application. Additionally, the navigation features provided by Atrua’s fingerprint touch control give users the ability to navigate the device’s interface using touch gestures.

“We selected Atrua’s fingerprint touch control, because the small sensor footprint and low-battery consumption helped us achieve the small size and long battery life that we required for our PSD,” commented Bruno Maurel, CEO of Leyio. “Their minutia-based fingerprint matching technology provides both accuracy and interoperability. Atrua’s biometric authentication capability combined with their rich touch-input features gave us a powerful way to add both convenience and security to the PSD with a single component.”

“Atrua is honored to have been selected by Leyio for its innovative PSD, which is the first to utilize UWB technology and fingerprint touch controls to give people new and better ways to share personal information,” said Carl Temme Atrua’s Vice-President of Sales & Marketing. “Our novel approach to fingerprint touch control technology was optimized from its outset to enable low-power, embedded applications like this.”

About Atrua Technologies, Inc.

Atrua Technologies, Inc. is the industry’s leading provider of Intelligent Touch Control™ solutions for mobile devices. The company offers two product families: fingerprint touch controls and VSense™ micro pressure touch controls. Atrua’s fingerprint touch control has become the fingerprint solution most often selected by mobile phone makers. Atrua’s VSense variable-pressure sensing touch controls bring rich touch-input capabilities to mobile devices. All of Atrua’s products are designed for the demanding requirements of mobile phone applications. Atrua’s customer list comprises leading mobile device makers around the world including Toshiba, Sharp, Lenovo, Kyocera, Sagem/Porsche Design, Ningbo Bird and CECT. The company’s backers include BlueRun Ventures, Ericsson Venture Partners, and Hua Hong Group. For more information please visit

About Leyio

Leyio was established in 2008, and their first PSD is set to launch in April 2009. Leyio’s parent company, INS Group, was founded in 1996 and worked with clients including Sony, Toshiba and 3COM to develop PC-card companions and mobile solutions for laptops. In 2002 INS Group established Kirrio, a company focused on the design, manufacture and commercialisation of personal navigation products. Kirrio’s customers included Palm and HP, amongst other major European retailers. Leyio is dedicated to providing solutions to enhance your digital life, and the Leyio PSD is one of the first devices to realise the potential of UWB technology in the commercial market. The Leyio headquarters are in France, with offices in the UK. Offices in Spain and Italy will be opened shortly.

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