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NEWS: SoftKinetic Wins Coveted Media Momentum Award for Most Innovative Company in Europe

Award Recognizes SoftKinetic’s Leadership in Fast Growing Perceptual Computing Technology Market

BARCELONA and BRUSSELS – May 20, 2011 – SoftKinetic, the leading developer of gesture recognition solutions today announced that it has received the Media Momentum Award for Europe’s Most Innovative Company. CEO Michel Tombroff received the award at the seventh annual summit, which brings together Europe’s most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders in the digital landscape.

The awards, organized by investment banking firm GP Bullhound, recognizes the most innovative and fastest growing companies in the European digital economy. SoftKinetic was nominated for four of the prestigious awards: Unique Leadership, Best Global Potential, Most Innovative Company and the Judges Award. The panel of judges included Net-A-Porter’s CEO Mark Sebba, Google’s Head of M&A EMEA Anil Hansjee and Playfish’s founder Kristian Segerstralle, to name a few.

We at GP Bullhound have been closely following SoftKinetic’s growth trajectory for some time,” commented Per Roman, founding partner, GP Bullhound. “This year we are pleased to see them recognized by their peers for their outstanding achievements and success.

Since 2007 SoftKinetic has been a pioneer in gesture recognition technologies, having developed the complete hardware, software and application stack. The fast growing company recently announced its 3D time-of-flight camera would power the iSec, a gesture-based entertainment platform for the Chinese market by EEDOO (Lenovo group), and that the platform would release in the second half of 2011 with a bundle game title, DanceWall, from SoftKinetic Studios, its interactive entertainment division. In the recent past, SoftKinetic also announced partnerships with leading companies such as Texas Instruments, Belgacom, Metrological, and Transgaming.

It is an honor to be recognized by such an esteemed group of judges,” commented Michel Tombroff, CEO of SoftKinetic. “This award is further testimony that the market for 3D imaging and gesture recognition is one of the fastest growing technology sector, and that SoftKinetic is a clear leader in this industry.

The invitation-only CEO Summit and Media Momentum Awards took place in Barcelona, Spain, on May 19, and was attended by the top CEOs and a select group of senior influential decision makers from the European digital media industry.

About SoftKinetic

SoftKinetic’s vision is to transform the way people interact with the digital world. SoftKinetic is the leading provider of gesture-based platforms for the consumer electronics and professional markets. The company offers a complete family of 3D imaging and gesture recognition solutions, including patented 3D CMOS time-of-flight sensors and cameras (DepthSense™ family of products, formerly known as Optrima product family), multi-platform and multi-camera 3D gesture recognition middleware and tools (iisu™ family of products) as well as games and applications from SoftKinetic Studios.

With over 8 years of R&D on both hardware and software, SoftKinetic solutions have already been successfully used in the field of interactive digital entertainment, consumer electronics, health care and other professional markets (such as digital signage and medical systems). SoftKinetic, iisu, DepthSense and The Interface Is You are tradenames or registered trademarks of SoftKinetic. For more information on SoftKinetic please visit

About GP Bullhound

GP Bullhound is a leading international investment banking firm providing advice on mergers & acquisitions and institutional capital-raising to emerging growth companies in the Technology sector.

The firm was established in 1999, and has completed over 100 M&A and Private Placement transactions on behalf of Europe's leading entrepreneurs and business builders. Driven by some of the most experienced technology advisory professionals, GP Bullhound’s long track record and dedicated approach has helped us establish a leading global position. We have strong domain expertise in the areas of Internet and Digital Media, Software and Services, Cleantech and Hardware, where we focus on providing pre-eminent advisory services to some of the best entrepreneurs, management teams and investors around the globe.

Media Contact:

Wendy Beasley
TriplePoint for SoftKinetic

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