October 14, 2008

David Holmes Joins SCM Microsystems As Vice President of the Americas

ISMANING, Germany, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SCM Microsystems, Inc. (Prime Standard: SMY), a leading provider of solutions that open the Digital World, today announced the appointment of David Holmes as vice president of the Americas, effective September 15, 2008. Holmes, 34, will be based at the Company's U.S. sales office in Fremont, CA.

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In his new role, Holmes is responsible for driving marketing, sales and business development efforts in North and South America, with particular focus on expanding SCM's presence in new industries and geographic markets. In addition, he is responsible for establishing additional sales channels and creating new partnerships to further the company's sales expansion.

"Dave is an exceptionally talented manager and leader, with a record of success in creating and executing on new business opportunities," said Felix Marx, chief executive officer of SCM Microsystems, Inc. "He has significant experience in pulling together all the components needed to create, deliver and service contactless solutions, which is a primary growth strategy for SCM. We are very pleased to welcome Dave to the SCM team."

Holmes joins SCM Microsystems from NXP Semiconductors -- a specialty semiconductor provider for the mobile communications, consumer electronics, security, contactless payment and entertainment industries -- where he served most recently as Marketing and Business Development Manager for Near Field Communication (NFC), contact and contactless readers, security ICs and contactless services. He lead a team responsible for developing and fostering an NFC ecosystem, focusing on hardware manufacturers, software developers, system integrators, and content and service providers. Holmes also headed up NXP's contactless services business in the Americas, which included key management and secure application delivery systems. Prior to NXP, Holmes held a variety of sales, marketing and engineering positions with Philips Semiconductors, Vishay Intertechnologies and Lucent Technologies. He holds an MBA from Portland State University and a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Nebraska.

About SCM Microsystems

SCM Microsystems is a leading provider of solutions that open the Digital World by enabling people to conveniently access digital content and services. The company develops, markets and sells the industry's broadest range of contact and contactless smart card reader technology for secure PC, payment systems, network and physical access, and digital media readers for transfer of digital content to OEM customers in the government, financial, enterprise, consumer electronics and photographic equipment markets worldwide. Global headquarters are in Ismaning, Germany. For additional information, visit the SCM Microsystems web site at http://www.scmmicro.com/.

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