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Interlink Electronics MicroNav(TM) Technology Creates Innovative User Touchpad for New BenQ-Siemens SL91 Mobile Phone.

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Interlink Electronics, Inc. (Pink Sheets:LINK), a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of human interface products and technologies, announced today that BenQ-Siemens, now the sixth largest mobile phone handset manufacturer in the world, has selected Interlink's patented MicroNav technology to enable the back-lit user touchpad on its new SL91 mobile phone. Announced in late July, the BenQ SL91 is already being acknowledged for its innovative design and sophisticated user interface.

Interlink's patented MicroNav sensor gives the new SL91 user a multimedia interface experience. A back-lit transparent FSR(R)-based keypad is mounted beneath the phone's smooth black control surface. The keypad lights up when touched, or when it detects incoming calls, giving the user a combination of visual, tactile and audio interaction. Along with its elegant industrial design, the SL91 offers enhanced functionality including an integrated 3G feature set, a 3.2 mega pixel auto focus camera, a second VGA camera that can be directed towards the speaker during video calls, and a 2-inch QVGA mobile display. Other features include an integrated MP3 player, a stereo RDS FM radio, music download capability via Bluetooth, internal data storage using Micro-SD memory cards and a matching base station for hands-free telephone or video conferencing. For more information on the SL91 mobile phone, see http://www.benq-siemens.com.

"We are proud to have been selected by BenQ-Siemens to supply the keypad interface for the new SL91 mobile phone," said Rod Vesling, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Interlink Electronics, Inc. "The BenQ SL91, which utilizes a transparent MicroNav sensor to enable a unique backlit user keypad, is the third cell phone design win to be announced by Interlink in the last six months.

"Leading manufacturers are choosing MicroNav sensor solutions because they are flexible, energy-efficient and cost-effective," added Interlink's Mr. Vesling. "This increased design flexibility enables a unique back-lit user keypad that makes the phone visually stunning -- dramatically differentiating it in today's crowded marketplace. MicroNav components are also energy-efficient, requiring only a fraction of the power typically required by capacitive technology alternatives. Finally, MicroNav interface solutions are cost-effective, typically utilizing the host device microprocessor and requiring no additional electronics for integration."

About MicroNav User Interface Solutions

Interlink Electronics' family of MicroNav products, powered by the company's patented Force Sensing Resistor (FSR) technology, includes the MicroNav Ring, MicroNav Strip, MicroNav 360 degrees, MicroNav Array and MicroNav Touchpad. Enabling new levels of high design in handheld consumer electronics devices, MicroNav miniaturized interface solutions provide integrators with rapid scroll menu navigation, 360-degree "mouse" pointing, miniature touchpad and pressure switch sensing solutions for mobile handsets, MP3 players and advanced remote controls. For more information, see http://www.interlinkspecialtyproducts.com.

About Interlink Electronics, Inc.

Interlink Electronics, Inc. (Pink Sheets:LINK) is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of intuitive human interface products and technologies. Setting tomorrow's standards for electronic signature and e-notarization products, advanced remote controls and consumer electronics interface solutions, Interlink has established itself as one of the world's leading innovators of intuitive interface design. With more than 80 patents around the world protecting its technologies and products, Interlink Electronics serves a world-class customer-base from its corporate headquarters in Camarillo, California and offices in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. For more information, see http://www.interlinkelectronics.com.

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This release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The following are among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements: business conditions and growth in the electronics industry and general economies, both domestic and international; lower than expected customer orders; delays in receipt of orders or cancellation of orders; competitive factors, including increased competition, new product offerings by competitors and price pressures; the availability of third party parts and supplies at reasonable prices; changes in product mix; significant quarterly performance fluctuations due to the receipt of a significant portion of customer orders and product shipments in the last month of each quarter; problems or delays in reporting our results of operations to the public; and product shipment interruptions due to manufacturing problems. The forward-looking statements contained in this document regarding industry and review trends, industry product and technology acceptance, product mix and future business activities should be considered in light of these factors.
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