Smartmatic expands to the U.S. west coast

SunnyVale, June 26, 2001.- Smartmatic, the device-networking solutions provider, announced the opening of new offices in SunnyVale, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, to create businesses in the west coast of the United States.

"In the past years, Silicon Valley has become the world center of new technologies and electronic businesses. The presence of Smartmatic in the region reinforces the commitment of the organization to stay in the leading edge of the technology industry", says Andre Perman, Business Development Vice President of Smartmatic.

The new offices at Silicon Valley open a new spectrum of business opportunities for Smartmatic, related to the application of its versatile device interconnection technology. Important companies like Verity, Hyperion and Brio Software, Mercury Interactive, AMD, OAK Technologies, and McAfee Security Corporation, already have operations centers in SunnyVale.

About Smartmatic
Smartmatic is a multinational company that specializes in the design and end-to-end deployment of complex purpose-specific technology solutions. With an unsurpassed technology base, continuous innovation, and quality in processes and results, Smartmatic is organized around three business areas: Electronic voting systems, intelligent and integrated security systems for large enterprises and governments, and advanced solutions for people registration and authentication for a wide range of government applications.

Smartmatic is a privately held company with offices in the US, Mexico, Venezuela, Barbados, Spain, Philippines and Taiwan.  It has more than 200 employees worldwide.  Its capacity for innovation and wide range of products and services have earned Smartmatic extensive recognition in the technology community worldwide.