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NEC Establishes "NEC Biometrics Excellence Center" in India

*** For immediate use May 12, 2010

Tokyo, May 12, 2010 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701), a leading network, communications and information technology company, announced today that it has established an "NEC Biometrics Excellence Center" (N-BEC) in Bangalore, India aiming to accelerate the expansion of its global multimodal identification solutions (*1) and integrated security solutions business.

NEC has been developing biometrics matching technologies since the 1970's and its technological superiority in biometrics identification has been proven by several accuracy tests conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. (*2).

More than 200 of NEC's biometrics solutions have been utilized by a broad range of agencies in over 30 countries throughout the world. A wide variety of government and private agencies use these solutions, including law enforcement, border control, civil identification and national election systems that require large scale, accurate and rapid biometrics matching.

NEC will capitalize on its central competencies in engineering, geographic and technological expertise to drive the development of N-BEC.

As a core engineering competency center, N-BEC will enhance NEC's worldwide solution engineering capabilities in the expedited delivery of customized multimodal identity solutions.

In February 2010, NEC announced its mid-term growth plan that targets an increase in the company's public safety business to 100 billion yen through capitalizing on group-wide resources. The establishment of N-BEC is regarded as one of the first key steps towards realizing this goal.

Looking forward, NEC will continue to promote its overseas business by establishing NEC centers in five regions and aiming for 1 trillion yen in international sales.


*1) Multimodal identification solutions

Identity management solutions that utilize multiple biometrics identification technologies, including fingerprint, face, iris and others.

*2) Notable NIST test results

Finger Print
FpVTE2003 (Fingerprint Vendor Technology Evaluation 2003) - 1st Rank
SlapSeg04 (Slap Fingerprint Segmentation Evaluation 2004) - 1st Rank
SDK Study (Software Development Kit Study for Fingerprint 2004 - 1st Rank
PFT Study (Proprietary Fingerprint Template Testing) - 1st Rank in 2007
ELFT07 Phase II (Evaluation of Latent Fingerprint Technology) - 1st Rank in 2009

Face recognition
Ranked No.1 in Still Face Challenge Problem of MBGC (Multiple Biometric Grand Challenge) held by NIST in 2008-2009

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