Neonode Receives Microsoft Windows 8 Certification for Its "zForce PLUS" Multi-touch PC Solutions

zForce PLUS is Now Listed on Microsoft's Certified Products List Website

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| Source: Neonode Inc.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neonode Inc., (Nasdaq:NEON), the optical touch company, has completed its Windows 8 certification process with Microsoft for its Multi-touch PC solution, which will be called zForce® PLUS. This official certification can be viewed on Microsoft's Certified Products List website (http://goo.gl/DUZX3q), which specifically details the approval for Neonode's zForce® PLUS (http://goo.gl/OkzbPk).

This watershed event independently validates the world-class performance of Neonode's MultiSensing® family of optical touch solutions. It also illustrates the versatility of optical technology and how it can be expanded beyond normal finger touch to new ways of human interactions with PC devices and accessories. With zForce® PLUS, Neonode is not only targeting multi-touch PC displays, but in combination with zForce® AIR, it replaces capacitive sensing PC track-pads and expensive mechanical switches in PC keyboards, thereby creating virtual touch areas on any surface.

Neonode's zForce® PLUS allows OEMs to remove front-glass from devices such as notebooks and monitors, which saves costs, reduces weight, eliminates annoying glare and reflections, and improves production yields by cutting-out the low-yield process of glass to display-lamination. However, if an OEM prefers to use a glass cover, zForce® PLUS works perfectly with it, without diminishing its low-cost, high-yield, and feature-rich solution.

Neonode's proven MultiSensing® family of technologies has an established record of low-cost, high-yield and function-rich solutions, which are demonstrable within our installed-base of millions of units in consumer hands. Neonode is already engaged with a number of Tier One PC OEMs who are working to integrate Neonode's zForce® PLUS multi-touch solutions into PC monitors, All-In-One Desktops, Chromebooks and Windows 8 Notebooks.

"After 15 months of intensive development of our new multi touch zForce® PLUS technology, we have now reached this extremely gratifying milestone of Windows 8 certification" says Thomas Eriksson, CEO of Neonode. "Adding this technology to our MultiSensing® technology family expands our offering to include multi-touch solutions for our PC customers, who are urgently demanding low-cost, high-performance, multi-touch solutions, that are easily manufactured."

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About Neonode Inc.

Neonode Inc. (Nasdaq:NEON) develops and licenses the next generation of MultiSensing® touch technologies, allowing companies to differentiate themselves by making high performing touch solutions at a competitive cost. 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 Windows 8 PC's, monitors and all-in-one computers, chromebook laptops, mobile phones, tablets and e-readers, toys and gaming consoles, printers and office equipment, automotive or inflight infotainment systems. NEONODE, the NEONODE Logo and zFORCE are trademarks of Neonode Inc. registered in the United States and other countries. MULTISENSING, LIQUID SENSING, and ALWAYSON are trademarks of Neonode Inc. 

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