SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neonode Inc., (Nasdaq:NEON), the optical touch technology company, today announced that it has signed a multi-year license agreement with Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd, a Tier One manufacturer and joint venture between Visteon, a Fortune 500 and Barron's 500 company, and Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd. Neonode's versatile and automotive qualified Multisensing® technology is to be incorporated in to a new GPS navigation platform, expected to go into production in 2014.
"This license agreement with Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Electronics is an exciting opportunity for Neonode as we continue to penetrate the automotive industry and break new ground in the Asia Pacific marketplace," says Thomas Eriksson, CEO of Neonode.
Due to the widespread use of mobile mapping applications, technology convergence, mobile commerce and the increasing number of smartphone platforms (including tablets) the global GPS market is anticipated to grow substantially in near future, with market revenue touching the mark of $10 Billion by 2013 according to Research and Markets recent report "World GPS Market Forecast to 2013." http://bit.ly/15xerzA
Neonode's automotive qualified touch-solutions for infotainment and GPS navigation systems offer extended temperature range, glove and pen input, and high resolution. Unlike capacitive touch solutions, Neonode's technology is immune to electrical interference typically present in all vehicle environments. Like all Neonode solutions it also offers optimal sunlight-readability enabled by market-leading optical clarity and a very high accuracy with real-time response times.
About Visteon & Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd
Visteon is a leading global automotive supplier which designs, engineers and manufactures innovative components and systems for virtually every vehicle manufacturer worldwide, and these businesses generated more than $15 billion in sales in 2012. Yanfeng Visteon is a successful China-based partnership between Visteon and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation's automotive components group, Huayu Automotive Systems, which operates the largest electronics technology research and development center in Asia.
Visteon has facilities in 29 countries and employs through its various businesses, including unconsolidated operations, approximately 55,000 people. Learn more at www.visteon.com.
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 touch 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 such as mobile phones, tablets and e-readers, toys and gaming consoles, printers, white goods, wearable goods and advanced automotive infotainment systems. Neonode, the Neonode logo, Multisensing, and zForce are trademarks of Neonode Inc. registered in the United States and other countries. Liquid Sensing, It Makes Sense and AlwaysON are trademarks of Neonode Inc. For more information please visit www.neonode.com.
Neonode only releases news of new customer agreements and design wins that are considered to be potentially material. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, Neonode makes no guarantees of any kind. Even if the customer or partner always has the intention to actually launch a commercial product or product line in high volume, there is no guarantee that this will be the case. Besides the touch solution, a commercial product involves many other components and systems that effects the customer's development process.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include, but are not limited to, statements relating to expectations, future performance or future events, and product cost, performance, and functionality matters. These statements are based on current assumptions, expectations and information available to Neonode management and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Neonode's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.
These risks, uncertainties, and factors are discussed under "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in Neonode's public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, including Neonode's annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and current reports on Form 8-K. You are advised to carefully consider these various risks, uncertainties and other factors. Although Neonode management believes that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are reasonable, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be fulfilled. Forward-looking statements are made as of today's date, and Neonode undertakes no duty to update or revise them.