AuthenTec Expands Melbourne, Florida-Based Operations.

MELBOURNE, Fla. -- AuthenTec (NASDAQ:AUTH), the world'sleading provider of fingerprint sensors and solutions, announced that ithas completed an office consolidation and expansion of its Melbourne,Florida operations and headquarters location. The Company'sfull-time staff has grown by more than 80 percent in the past threeyears, from 77 to 130 worldwide including 95 in Melbourne.

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Seth D. Chipman P.A. Attorney At LawAuthenTecrecently consolidated two Melbourne operations into one newly expandedoffice location at 100 Rialto Place."Our new and expanded facilities at Rialto Place will allow us
to work better together as a single, cohesive local team to continue to
make AuthenTec products and touch-based technology a ubiquitous part of
our everyday lives," said AuthenTec Chairman and CEO Scott Moody.
"Melbourne is a great location for a technology company like
AuthenTec, offering a great environment and business climate for
recruiting talent and maintaining a strong technical workforce. We
appreciate the support of the Rialto Place management and staff in
accommodating our growing team, and we look forward to achieving many
more milestones in our newly renovated location."

"Homegrown and a global leader in a highly innovative field,
the importance of AuthenTec's continued growth extends beyond
typical economic development parameters," said Lynda L. Weatherman,
President and CEO, Economic Development Commission of Florida's
Space Coast. "AuthenTec is a leader in an innovative field and
their designation as the world's leader in fingerprint sensors
serves to help increase the area's presence as a technology hub.
The investments this company makes both locally and globally have a
positive ripple effect on Brevard County's economy. AuthenTec
employs highly skilled associates executing highly critical work, the
type of positions any community covets."

AuthenTec recently signed a multi-year lease with the Rialto Placeand has expanded its total office space from 28,000 square-feet at twolocations to one location with 37,000 square-feet for offices, a testfloor and packaging, reliability and applications labs. The Rialto Placelocation serves as the Company's headquarters and its U.S. base ofoperations for silicon design, and packaging development, softwarecreation, marketing, finance/accounting, and executive administration.The Company also has a large design, applications and software center inShanghai, a sales office and application center in Tokyo, as well asother sales and application locations worldwide.AuthenTec has shipped more than 40 million fingerprint sensors for
enhanced user features like security, convenience, navigation and
personalization in PCs, cell phones, GPS devices and other consumer
products. AuthenTec products are based on the Company's patented
TruePrint[R] technology to deliver extremely accurate and reliable
fingerprint imaging. TruePrint reads below the surface of the skin to
the live layer, where a person's true fingerprint resides. This
unique subsurface approach enables AuthenTec sensors to overcome common
skin surface conditions to read virtually every fingerprint, every time.

About AuthenTec

With more than 40 million sensors sold worldwide, AuthenTec is a
world leader in providing fingerprint authentication sensors and
solutions to the high-volume PC, wireless device, and access control
markets. AuthenTec's award-winning sensors take full advantage of
The Power of Touch[R] by utilizing the company's patented
TruePrint[R] technology to deliver the most convenient, reliable and
cost-effective means available for enabling touch-powered features that
extend beyond user authentication.