C Technologies Subsidiary Anoto Agrees to Form Strategic

 Alliance with A.T. Cross Company  
Business Editors  
STOCKHOLM, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 22, 2001--A.T. Cross 
Company (ASE:ATX.), a leading manufacturer of quality writing 
instruments and innovator in the pen computing sphere, has signed a 
memo of understanding with Anoto to produce digital pens and services 
based on the Anoto concept.  
The goal is to finalize the terms of the alliance within one year.  
Cross' Pen Computing Group aims to combine innovative design and 
high quality with new technology. Cross and Anoto plan to jointly 
develop innovative new products and services based on the Anoto 
technology. Together, they are looking to provide a natural link 
between pen and paper and the digital world.  
"Cross has been developing innovative pen computing products for 
some time now. We are very pleased to have an alliance with Anoto to 
develop a completely new generation of products utilizing their 
exciting new technology," said David G. Whalen, President and CEO of 
"The alliance with Cross, which is a leading technical innovator 
in the field of pen computing is extremely significant for Anoto. We 
see considerable potential in combining their know-how and 
understanding of the technology with the Anoto concept. Cross will 
give us access to both a strong global brand and wide-ranging retailer 
network in the USA, and on a global basis," says Christer Fehraeus, 
President of Anoto.  
As a part of the cooperation, Cross will join the Anoto Partner 
program, which is the forum where Anoto partners will share plans and 
experiences, and jointly strive to strengthen the global de facto 
standard for Digital Paper.  
About A.T Cross Company  
A.T Cross Company, founded in 1846, is located in Lincoln, Rhode 
Island (USA) and is listed on the American Stock Exchange. Cross is a 
major international manufacturer of fine writing instruments. The 
Company also manufactures pen computing products. www.cross.com  
About Anoto  
Anoto AB was founded in Lund, Sweden in late 1999 as a subsidiary 
of C Technologies AB, which is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange 
O-list (Attract 40). The company currently has about 170 employees 
working in offices in Lund, Stockholm, Boston, and Tokyo. Ericsson 
holds a minority stake in Anoto and is also represented on the board. 
Anoto AB has created a de facto standard for digital paper. The 
concept is built around converting mankind's most common way of 
communicating, through pen and paper. Proprietary patterns, advanced 
image processing, Bluetooth wireless technology and an information 
infrastructure enables Anoto's system. Hand- written notes written on 
ordinary paper turn digital through the almost invisible Anoto pattern 
and can be sent directly through a computer, mobile phone, PDA, palm 
device or a fax. Even services such as paper- based digital orders can 
be handled with only pen and paper. www.anoto.com  
About C Technologies  
C Technologies AB (publ) was founded in 1996 and is a young 
Swedish high-technology company with cutting-edge expertise within 
the fields of digital camera technology, image processing and digital 
pens. The Company's primary product is the C-Pen reading pen, which 
has received several important international awards for best IT 
product. The C-Pen scans, stores, processes and wirelessly transmits 
text to a PC. The pen can also translate, send e-mail, SMS and 
facsimiles as well as reading barcodes. The C Technologies Group 
currently has about 250 employees and offices located in Lund, 
Stockholm, Atlanta, Boston and Tokyo. Major shareholders include 
company founder Christer Fehraeus, State Street Bank, Ericsson Mobile 
Communications and SEB Fonder. C Technologies' share is listed on the 
O-list of the OM Stockholm Exchange (Attract 40). The Group also 
comprises the subsidiaries Anoto AB and WeSpot AB.  
Visit our websites at www.ctechnologies.se or www.cpen.com  
This information was brought to you by BIT  http://www.bit.se 
The following files are available for download: 
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.