Microsoft and DigitalPersona Will Collaborate on Biometric Solutions

REDMOND, Wash., and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 17, 2004 — Microsoft Corp. and DigitalPersona Inc. today announced that DigitalPersona has been selected as a preferred supplier for integrating biometric technology in select future product offerings from Microsoft.

“We are proud to help Microsoft serve its customers better by offering this technology,” said Fabio Righi, CEO of DigitalPersona. “By working together, we can help make biometric products more convenient and available for users.”

Specific product details will be made available later this year.

About DigitalPersona

DigitalPersona is the leading provider of fingerprint recognition systems for enterprise and mainstream computing. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., DigitalPersona designs, manufactures and sells end-to-end solutions for the enterprise, developer and consumer/OEM markets. DigitalPersona has strategic relationships with market-making manufacturers and resellers including Intel Corporation, Dell Inc., Gateway, GTSI Corp., Chicony Electronics Co., and Darfon Electronics Corp. DigitalPersona (TM) U.are.U Pro®
, the company’s flagship password automation solution for enterprise authentication, is used by leading organizations such as the U.S. Department of Defense, Cargill, Telmex, the United Bankers’ Bank and Sutter Health/CPMC. Further information is available at .

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software — any time, any place and on any device.

Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.

DigitalPersona and DigitalPersona U.are.U Pro are registered trademarks of DigitalPersona Inc. in the United States and other countries.

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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