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Autonomy Launches in Asia

[London, ENGLAND] Internet infrastructure software developer Autonomy Corporation plc announced Friday the launch of Autonomy Asia, based in Singapore.

As the most successful U.K. software company to specialize in the Internet arena, Autonomy is now spreading its presence around the world. It has offices throughout North America and Europe and in Australia. However, many will be surprised that it has taken five years of trading before opening in the Far East.

Headed by Chris Turner, who was formerly solutions strategy and market development director at Dataware Technologies, Autonomy Asia will accelerate the company's expansion in territories such as Singapore, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan. The strategy will be one of partnerships and OEM relationships, said a company representative.

"Autonomy's technology supports any human language and already ships in Korean, Chinese and Japanese versions, facilitating a rapid route to market in these geographies," said Chris Turner.

Autonomy's software has gained widespread acceptance for its ability to analyze text and voice and then identify and rank the main concepts. By this means it is able to make unstructured information extremely useful to large businesses in a whole range of applications.

Founder and Chief Executive Dr. Mike Lynch noted that Autonomy's technology is both language-independent and a business efficiency tool.

"These two qualities put us in a strong position to drive business through partnerships, OEMs and other relationships in all key markets across this fast-moving, linguistically diverse region," said Lynch.

Autonomy, so-named because it automates processes that were once done manually -- such as categorizing, linking and personalizing information -- has build an impressive blue-chip client list since its launch in 1996. Its 425-plus customers include Alcatel, Associated Press, BBC, British Aerospace, News Corp., Lucent, Merrill Lynch, Reuters, Unilever and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Autonomy is listed on EASDAQ, NASDAQ, and the London Stock Exchange.