SOURCE: XID Technologies

February 28, 2008 16:01 ET

XID Technologies Named EE Times Ace Awards "Most Promising New Technology" Finalist

REDWOOD CITY, CA and SINGAPORE--(Marketwire - February 28, 2008) - XID Technologies, a Redwood City, California and Singapore-based innovative facial recognition company, today announced that the company has been named as one of the 2008 EE Times ACE Awards finalists in the 'Most Promising New Technology' category.

The EE Times ACE Awards were created to recognize the people, companies and products that show leadership in the electronics industry and will honor those who are leading the way and making positive contributions -- the real innovators of technology. The 2007 EE Times ACE will be presented at an awards gala during CMP Media's Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley.

According to XID's CEO, Mike Holt, "XID views this recognition as a positive addition to the many accolades and endorsements it has received since its inception in 2003."

XID is a pioneer that is noted for its facial synthesis technology which detects, recognizes and synthesizes the human face. XID Technologies has developed and commercialized leading-edge face recognition, face synthesis and face replacement products.

XID's facial synthesis and recognition technologies are utilized for security applications including access control for devices such as PCs, web cams, mobile phone log ins, as well as physical access/door control. The company's patented approach to facial recognition using 3D facial synthesis is the only face recognition solution in the world that is able to function in outdoor, uncontrolled, real world environments.

For media applications in the advertising, gaming and content provider markets, XID's core technology enables users to easily create 3D content with a user friendly application that offers a range of unique features. XID's facial media and content personalization solutions include video facial replacement and online media personalization solutions such as avatars, and can be delivered across multiple mediums including mobile phones.

XID products are now available as software development kits. Please visit for more information.

About XID Technologies

XID is a technology company with core expertise in computer vision and computer graphics focused on the development of technologies and solutions related to the human face, targeted to the security and media markets. The company offers SDKs and solutions such as face detection, face recognition, face synthesis (real-time 3D simulation of faces from a single photo), 3D face animation, 3D avatars and automatic 3D face replacement in photos as well as videos for the personalization of content.

Since April 2003, XID technologies has received several awards, media attention and satisfied customers in recognition of its innovative technologies and solutions. With headquarters in Redwood City, California and Singapore, XID Technologies' software and semiconductor products are sold through its direct sales force and international distributors. More information is available at

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