SANTA CLARA, California – May 2, 2013 – Neonode Inc., (NASDAQ: NEON), the optical touch technology company featuring the Multisensing® Touch Technology, announced today that it has signed a multi-year license agreement with an undisclosed Tier One in-car–entertainment (ICE) and electronic equipment manufacturer.
To date, Neonode has signed license agreements with three Top-Ten ICE System OEMs, including Alpine, which was announced in July 2012. Neonode defines the Top-Ten, based on the rankings listed by Credit Agricole*.
Moreover, Neonode has to date acquired 20 design wins with multiple ICE System OEMs and Global Tier-One Automotive brands, including Volvo. The majority of these automotive OEMs expect to start production in 2014.
“We have specifically built our Multisensing® technology to create a first-class user experience in high performance and cost sensitive in-vehicle ICE and HMI systems. Thus we are delighted that a third Tier-One system OEM will be integrating our high-performing multi-touch technology into their next generation of in-car displays,” says Thomas Eriksson, CEO of Neonode “We continue to see considerable opportunities for Neonode in the automotive industry, and our cooperation with yet another Tier-One OEM further anchors our position as a quality provider of disruptively-priced Multisensing® touch solutions,” concludes Eriksson.
Developed with strictest safety requirements in mind, Neonode’s Multisensing Technology for the Automotive Industry enables a bright, no-glare, and 100% readable display, with a full operating temperature range. Other advantages are built-in diagnostics that alert its operational status to other on-board systems. It can also easily be used with any type of object such as for example gloved fingers. In addition, Neonode’s new proximity sensing solutions adds extended and intuitive reach with air gestures and sensors, for example on the steering wheel or other objects and surfaces in the car.
*) The Delphi initiation report, dated 1/7/13, authored by Auto-Sector analyst Emmanuel Rosner.
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Neonode Inc. (NASDAQ:NEON) develops and licenses the next generation of optical infrared touch and proximity solutions for some of the world’s largest brands. Neonode is at the forefront of providing unparalleled user experiences that offer significant advantages for
OEM’s. This includes state-of-the-art technology features such as low latency pen or brush sensing, remarkably high speed scanning, proximity-, pressure-, and depth sensing capabilities and object-size measuring.
Neonode’s patented MultiSensing technology is developed for a wide range of devices like mobile phones, tablets and e-readers, toys and gaming consoles, printers, white goods, and automotive HMI and infotainment systems. NEONODE, the NEONODE Logo, MULTISENSING, and zFORCE are trademarks of Neonode Inc. registered in the United States and other countries. LIQUID SENSING, IT MAKES SENSE and ALWAYSON are trademarks of Neonode Inc. For more information please visit www.neonode.com
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