April 22, 2008 10:00 ET

XID's Facial Synthesis Technology Wins Prestigious EE Times ACE Award for "Most Promising New Technology"

REDWOOD CITY, CA and SINGAPORE--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - XID Technologies, a Redwood City, California and Singapore-based innovative facial recognition company, today announced that the company's facial synthesis technology has been named the "Most Promising New Technology" at the 2008 EE Times ACE Awards.

The EE Times ACE Awards recognize the people, companies and products that demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global electronics industry. Awards are presented in 20 categories and judged by a blue-ribbon panel of industry experts comprised of the leading voices of academia, industry and Wall Street executives. The EE Times ACE Awards were presented CMP Media's Embedded Systems Conference in Silicon Valley on April 15th, 2008.

"We are very proud to have won this coveted award from EE Times," noted Mike Holt, XID's CEO. "XID is dedicated to being on the leading edge of technology in the security and media applications arenas, and to have our core technology named 'Most Promising' is a true, tangible indication that we are successfully achieving our goals."

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.

"This year's ACE Awards winners mark a shift in the industry, as the electronics industry becomes more focused on creating technologies attractive to consumers -- from educational toys, to microphones, cell phones and light sensors," said Junko Yoshida, editor in chief, EE Times. "The 2008 winners represent the execution of forward-thinking technologies and creativity that captures the imagination of consumers, illustrating the influence that electronics and embedded design professionals have on today's culture."

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.

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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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