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NEXT Biometrics Completes Testing of New ASIC Chip

NEXT Biometrics Completes Testing of New ASIC Chip

NEXT Biometrics has completed testing of its A2 ASIC chip, which its CEO calls a “cornerstone” of the company’s strategy. NEXT says the ASIC chip has applications in smart cards, access control, and notebooks, and that the first order for the chip has already been placed. The company also says the chip could reduce costs…

Leaks Suggest Galaxy S8 Fingerprint Sensor Will Be Next To Camera

Leaks Suggest Galaxy S8 Fingerprint Sensor Will Be Next To Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S8’s fingerprint sensor will be positioned right next to its camera, suggest new images of the device tweeted last night by mobile reporter Evan Blass. The images show three different color models of the smartphone, each from the front, side, and back. As many had anticipated, almost the entire front side of…

Philippines Banking App Uses Daon Biometrics Tech for Authentication

Philippines Banking App Uses Daon Biometrics Tech for Authentication

“…with the remarkable success of its IdentityX deployment in the mobile app of American bank USAA, Daon has gone on to work with heavyweights like Mastercard and has become one of the most notable success stories of the mobile biometrics revolution.” Daon‘s mobile biometrics technology has found its way into a big new deployment in the…

SecuGen to Showcase UN20 Bluetooth Sensor at ISC West

SecuGen to Showcase UN20 Bluetooth Sensor at ISC West

SecuGen is continuing its push for its new bluetooth-enabled fingerprint sensor with plans to showcase the device at this year’s ISC West security conference. First announced in late 2016, the UN20 Bluetooth fingerprint sensor is part of SecuGen’s Unity BDP line. Sporting FAP 20 FBI certification and NIST MINEX certified algorithm software, it’s based on…

Citing ‘Short-Term Challenges’, FPC Withdraws 2017 Revenue Guidance, 2016 Dividend Plan

Citing ‘Short-Term Challenges’, FPC Withdraws 2017 Revenue Guidance, 2016 Dividend Plan

“In its statement, FPC suggested that it will ultimately overcome these challenges…” Fingerprint Cards is reigning in its previously high expectations for this year, officially withdrawing its revenue guidance for 2017 as the company faces a difficult business situation. In a statement, FPC predicted a decline in revenues of over 50 percent for the first…

BIO-key Heralds ‘Biometric of Things’ Ahead of MicroCap Conference

BIO-key Heralds ‘Biometric of Things’ Ahead of MicroCap Conference

BIO-key will participate in The MicroCap Conference, an investor event that puts the spotlight on small stock companies. Company CEO Mike DePasquale will make his case for BIO-key with a presentation to attendees. A recent blog post on BIO-key’s website may offer a few hints as to how DePasquale will make his pitch. Leveraging the growing buzz…

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Evolution

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Evolution

Last week at FindBiometrics Mobile Biometrics Month 2017 continued as innovations in facial recognition dominated the news. We interviewed major industry personalities too, while border control rounded out the headlines and the industry prepared for the upcoming CeBIT and ISC West conferences.   Here is a roundup of last week’s top stories in global identity…

Rockwell Collins Automates Airport Baggage Checking with Biometrics

Rockwell Collins Automates Airport Baggage Checking with Biometrics

Air travel technology developer Rockwell Collins has brought facial recognition to its self-service baggage checking system for airports. The system links travelers’ facial biometrics to their passports and boarding passes at the time of registration. Thereafter, they can check their own bags, depositing them into an automatic baggage handling system with the help of facial…

USAA App a Premiere Success Story of the Mobile Biometrics Revolution

USAA App a Premiere Success Story of the Mobile Biometrics Revolution

Almost half of USAA’s mobile users are taking advantage of biometric authentication to log in on their phones, reports San Antonio Business Journal. The technology comes by way of Daon and its IdentityX platform, offering users the choice to authenticate via fingerprint scan, or facial or voice recognition. USAA, a bank focused on serving the…

Ievo-Keytracker Collaboration Brings Biometrics to Key Management

Ievo-Keytracker Collaboration Brings Biometrics to Key Management

UK-based biometric access control specialist Ievo has teamed up with key management solutions provider Keytracker Ltd. to offer the Restricted Key Access System. The system is designed to secure physical keys with Ievo’s biometric access control technology, which is based on fingerprint recognition. Aimed primarily at the healthcare and construction industries, the system ensures that…

INTERVIEW: Dr. Hemant Mardia, Managing Director and CEO, IDEX

INTERVIEW: Dr. Hemant Mardia, Managing Director and CEO, IDEX

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Dr. Hemant Mardia, Managing Director and CEO, IDEX. Thanks to its off-chip flexible sensor solutions, IDEX is a big name in the current biometric smart card market that is being pursued by the world’s leading fingerprint sensor companies. The interview begins with an overview of how IDEX’s technology varies from other…

Biometric Authentication to Safeguard Clinical Trials and Their Participants

Biometric Authentication to Safeguard Clinical Trials and Their Participants

Clinical research services provider Celerion has implemented biometric authentication to make sure that individuals aren’t participating in more than one clinical trial at a time. The capability comes by way of Verified Clinical Trials, or VCT, which has worked with Celerion over the past five years to verify the identities of clinical trial participants. Now,…

Suprema Announces SFM6000 Series Fingerprint Embedded Modules

Suprema Announces SFM6000 Series Fingerprint Embedded Modules

“…the company asserts that the SFM6000 Series offers “the world’s fastest matching speed”, performing up to 5,000 matches per second, and the solution has a capacity of 25,000 biometric templates.” Suprema has announced its latest embedded fingerprint scanning module solution. Called the SFM6000 Series, it’s equipped with a 1GHz CPU and supports open source operating platforms like…

FPC Aims To Be the Leader in Biometry

FPC Aims To Be the Leader in Biometry

Earlier this month we were in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2017 where biometrics technology once again received great deal of attention. One of the big identity trends of this year’s show was fingerprint sensor innovation—under-glass deployments, in-keyboard integrations, even the unveiling of the world’s first in-display fingerprint sensor. Among the excitement around this modality…

Samsung Pay Officially Launches in India

Samsung Pay Officially Launches in India

“The platform arrives in the country at an awkward time. IDFC Bank has just launched its Aadhaar Pay mobile app, allowing merchants to accept payments on their smartphones without the need for customers to use their own smartphone or even a payment card.” Samsung has officially launched its mPayment platform in India. The development arrives…

Multimodal Biometric Screening Coming to All Singapore Checkpoints

Multimodal Biometric Screening Coming to All Singapore Checkpoints

Singapore’s Changi Airport is on a course for multi-modal biometric screening, reports The Straits Times. The airport already uses fingerprint-based passenger identification, but will soon introduce facial and iris scanning. Such biometric scans will be enabled through Terminal 4, or “T4”, which is scheduled to open toward the end of this year, and will employ what…

News Roundup: The Launch of Aadhaar Pay

News Roundup: The Launch of Aadhaar Pay

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued to take a deep dive into the evolving world of connectivity and biometrics with our Mobile Biometrics Month 2017 coverage. The industry news was filled with more fingerprint innovation as we posted our recent interview with FPC CEO Christian Fredrikson, and the week’s headlines were rounded out with the…

InvenSense-GF Partnership Produces Under-Glass Ultrasonic Sensor Solution

InvenSense-GF Partnership Produces Under-Glass Ultrasonic Sensor Solution

MEMS sensor technology developer InvenSense has teamed up with GlobalFoundries (GF) to develop ultrasonic fingerprint scanning technology for the mobile and IoT markets. Called the InvenSense UltraPrint Ultrasound Fingerprint Touch Sensor Solution, it’s the product of a development process that leverages GF’s aluminum nitride manufacturing technology to enable the production of piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers.…

Mobile Biometrics Month 2017: Fingerprints And Adaptation

Mobile Biometrics Month 2017: Fingerprints And Adaptation

It has been four years since Touch ID popularized fingerprint biometrics on mainstream smartphones and we are now close to seeing fingerprint sensor ubiquity on mobile devices. Recent research from Acuity Market Intelligence states that there are over 500 biometric smartphone models on the market, and what’s more: they are affordable, with many landing under…

Updated GenKey ABIS Can Detect Duplicate Fingerprints More Quickly

Updated GenKey ABIS Can Detect Duplicate Fingerprints More Quickly

GenKey has updated its Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS), the company has announced. The update revolves around speed, particularly with respect to its Label Independent Matching (LIM) — the system’s capability to detect duplicate fingerprints, even when they have been recorded and labeled as separate biometric entities. Explaining the enhancement in a statement, GenKey CTO Gavan Duffy…

Zwipe Reports Biometric Payment Card Progress

Zwipe Reports Biometric Payment Card Progress

Zwipe is reporting progress on the biometric payment card front in a new corporate update. The company says it is on track to deliver its dual interface biometric payment cards to market this year, and to that end established new agreements with two “multinational card manufacturers” in Q4 of 2016. That bodes well for the…

NEC Brings Biometric Cafeteria System to Chilean Schools

NEC Brings Biometric Cafeteria System to Chilean Schools

“Given the reliability of biometric identification, it helps to ensure that one student isn’t fraudulent obtaining food beyond the proper allocation, and it offers administrators real-time data on food consumption.” NEC Chile has deployed a biometric system to help administrate school cafeterias. The system has been deployed in 30 schools across three cities including Santiago,…

Aadhaar Pay Goes Live in India

Aadhaar Pay Goes Live in India

“The service is going live just as Samsung launches its mPayment service in the country…” Aadhaar Pay is now active in India, care of IDFC Bank. The system operates through a mobile app on the merchant side. When a customer wishes to pay for something, she needs only to select the bank on the touchscreen, enter…

Looks Like Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanning For iPhone 8: Report

Looks Like Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanning For iPhone 8: Report

Apple is taking a last-minute change of course for its next iPhone’s fingerprint scanning components. According to a new report from DigiTimes, the company will use “Privaris glass identification technology” along with its in-house Authentec algorithm software for the iPhone 8’s Touch ID system. Citing “industry sources,” the report suggests that the iPhone will use…

Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission Grants Banks Apple Pay Approval

Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission Grants Banks Apple Pay Approval

Taiwan’s financial regulator, the Financial Supervisory Commission, has granted approval to seven major banks to offer Apple Pay – Apple’s biometrically secured mobile wallet – to their customers, paving the way for the service to launch in the state. The banks concerned are Union Bank of Taiwan, First Commercial Bank, CTBC Bank, Taishin International Bank,…

News Roundup: Fingerprints Are All Over MWC 2017

News Roundup: Fingerprints Are All Over MWC 2017

Last week FindBiometrics was reporting live from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (MWC 2017), along with our sister site Mobile ID World. The conference was filled to the brim with big fingerprint biometrics news, while elsewhere in the industry we reported on national ID, enterprise applications, and contactless modalities. Take a look back on the…

Samsung SDS Wins GLOMO Award With Biometrics

Samsung SDS Wins GLOMO Award With Biometrics

Samsung SDS is celebrating its big win at this week’s Mobile World Congress. The Korea-based company won a Global Mobile Award (or ‘Glomo’ Award) in the category of Best Mobile Security or Anti-Fraud Solution, for its Samsung Mobile Security Management Suite. The platform brings biometric authentication to enterprise mobile management, supporting voice, fingerprint, and facial…

Samsung Pay India Now in Early Access

Samsung Pay India Now in Early Access

“Users can register now for the Early Access program, and will be able to give it a try before the service’s official launch…” It looks like Samsung Pay – Samsung’s biometrically secured mobile wallet – is about to arrive in India. Signs first emerged earlier this year, when an Android update brought the Samsung Pay…

BioWolf LE Integration Could See Suprema Biometrics Tech Supporting Range of Applications

BioWolf LE Integration Could See Suprema Biometrics Tech Supporting Range of Applications

“The tablet is targeted at the logistics, banking, healthcare, voter registration, and heavy industry markets…” Suprema fingerprint biometrics technology has found its way into a new rugged tablet from BioRugged. The BioWolf LE features Suprema’s SFU-S20, a FAP20 and FBI PIV certified USB fingerprint module featuring IP65-rated water resistance. The biometric technology could prove important in…

Precise BioMatch Mobile Used in Two New Xiaomi Devices

Precise BioMatch Mobile Used in Two New Xiaomi Devices

Precise Biometrics‘ algorithm software is being used in two new Xiaomi devices, the company has announced. One of them is the Redmi 4X, the latest entry in Xiaomi’s Redmi line to take advantage of the Precise BioMatch Mobile system. The other is the Xiaomi Mi 5C, following previous Mi line devices like the Xiaomi Mi Mix…

MWC 2017: OT’s F-Code Smart Card Replaces PINs With Biometrics

MWC 2017: OT’s F-Code Smart Card Replaces PINs With Biometrics

“…the company’s F-Code is perhaps its showstopper when it comes to payment cards. It features a built-in fingerprint sensor, designed to entirely replace the PIN.” Oberthur Technologies is showing off its payment card solutions at this week’s Mobile World Congress, including a card with embedded biometric security. One new offering is OT Motion Code, a payment card…

New Apple Patent Outlines Full-Display Fingerprint Scanner

New Apple Patent Outlines Full-Display Fingerprint Scanner

“Along with numerous other IP holdings, the patent underscores Apple’s interest in developing in-display Touch ID without definitely showing how exactly it’s going to do so…” Apple has been granted a patent for a system that could turn the entire display of an iPhone screen into a fingerprint scanner. As AppleInsider explains, the system entails…

IDEX Receives New Order For Biometric Smart Card Fingerprint Tech

IDEX Receives New Order For Biometric Smart Card Fingerprint Tech

IDEX has received a new order for its smart card fingerprint sensor technology from Italy-based biometric device developer Card Tech. The order is part of a larger collaboration announced by the two companies. In a statement, they explained their project to work with “a top-tier card integrator to deliver a biometric card module” that will…

MWC 2017: BlackBerry KEYone Sports First Ever Smartphone Keyboard Fingerprint Sensor

MWC 2017: BlackBerry KEYone Sports First Ever Smartphone Keyboard Fingerprint Sensor

Seeking to make a splash at this week’s Mobile World Congress, Fingerprint Cards has announced a world’s first with the integration of a fingerprint sensor into a smartphone’s keyboard. While most contemporary smartphones use digital keyboards based in the display, FPC had a unique partner in this project known for its use of small physical…

MWC 2017: FPC SenseTouch Brings Pressure Sensitivity to Biometric Sensors

MWC 2017: FPC SenseTouch Brings Pressure Sensitivity to Biometric Sensors

Fingerprint Cards has brought a new feature to its fingerprint sensor technology: pressure sensitivity. Dubbed FPC SenseTouch, the feature allows specific functionality to be triggered by the amount of pressure a finger exerts on the fingerprint sensor. For example, a hard press might take the user directly to the home screen, while a softer touch…

Nomination Committee Proposals Hint at Precise Biometrics’ Approach to 2017

Nomination Committee Proposals Hint at Precise Biometrics’ Approach to 2017

Precise Biometrics‘ annual general meeting is a couple of months away, but the company’s nomination committee is already offering some indication of what’s in store with some proposals for the board of directors. In brief, the nomination committee is aiming for business as usual, proposing re-election of all current board members and the re-election of Torgny…

Strong Sales a Highlight in NEXT Biometrics Corporate Update

Strong Sales a Highlight in NEXT Biometrics Corporate Update

NEXT Biometrics has announced its results for Q4 and 2016 as a whole, reporting a considerable uptick in revenues. In Q4, NEXT Biometrics saw sales of 31.8 million NOK, compared to sales of 28.4 million NOK in Q3 and 1.7 million NOK in Q4 of 2015. And the year as a whole saw revenues of…

Goodix Announces In-Display Fingerprint Sensor at MWC

Goodix Announces In-Display Fingerprint Sensor at MWC

Goodix has followed through on its promise of a new “world’s first” technology at this year’s Mobile World Congress with what appears to be the first commercial, in-display fingerprint sensor. It’s designed for integration directly into an AMOLED screen, and the company says it offers a “compact size and very low power consumption”, according to…

MWC 2017: Egis Launches New Fingerprint Sensor Tech

MWC 2017: Egis Launches New Fingerprint Sensor Tech

Egis Technology is kicking off its run at this week’s Mobile World Congress with the launch of a new under-glass fingerprint sensor capable of scanning through up to 1000 micrometers. In a statement announcing the technology, Egis acknowledged that “some lesser technologies” have also enabled under-glass sensor deployments, but the company said that its solution…

MWC 2017: New Huawei Smartphone Features Under-Glass Sensor

MWC 2017: New Huawei Smartphone Features Under-Glass Sensor

“The new device and its under-glass sensor integration were announced at this week’s Mobile World Congress…” Huawei has launched another smartphone featuring Fingerprint Cards‘ FPC1268 sensor in an under-glass configuration. The integration demonstrates Huawei’s continuing interest in under-glass sensor technology. With FPC, the company helped to pioneer this technology with a few devices launched toward…

IriTech, Egis Tech Team Up to Target AR, VR, Automotive Markets

IriTech, Egis Tech Team Up to Target AR, VR, Automotive Markets

IriTech and Egis Technology have announced a new partnership in which the companies will together seek to promote their technologies to the AR, VR, and automotive sectors. The partnership will leverage both companies’ strengths. Egis Technology has made a name for itself in the consumer electronics sector largely through mobile integrations of its fingerprint sensor…

News Roundup: Preparing For MWC 2017

News Roundup: Preparing For MWC 2017

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued our month-long examination of healthcare biometrics as the industry prepared to head to Barcelona for this week’s Mobile World Congress where we will be reporting live coverage. The industry news featured its share of privacy-focused headlines, in the meantime, while stories on fingerprint biometrics, facial recognition, and national ID rounded out…

Naked Payments Platform Arrives in Indonesia

Naked Payments Platform Arrives in Indonesia

Japan-based naked payments pioneer Liquid Inc. is bringing its fingerprint-based payments service in Indonesia. As Bangkok Post reports, the platform arrives via a partnership with domestic conglomerate Salim Group, which runs businesses ranging convenience stores to car dealerships. They’re going to start registering users’ fingerprints immediately, with plans to install fingerprint readers in Salim stores…

Revenues Up, Losses Down in IDEX Corporate Update

Revenues Up, Losses Down in IDEX Corporate Update

“Looking ahead, IDEX says it has “several key upcoming milestones” in the pipeline, including the completion of several smart card trials…” Norway-based fingerprint sensor specialist IDEX has issued a corporate update, announcing its Q4 and year-end results for 2016, and asserting in a statement that the year “marked the definitive commercial breakthrough” for the company.…

MePIN Will Showcase Upgraded Mobile Connect Smartphone App Authenticator at MWC

MePIN Will Showcase Upgraded Mobile Connect Smartphone App Authenticator at MWC

Finland-based MePIN/Meontrust Inc. is going to show off an upgraded version of its Mobile Connect Smartphone App Authenticator at next week’s Mobile World Congress, the company has announced. Available for iOS and Android, the app is designed to offer easy Mobile Connect integration, allowing MNOs to leverage MePIN’s mobile user enrollment and authentication capabilities with…

Further Evidence For In-Display Touch ID Emerges

Further Evidence For In-Display Touch ID Emerges

Further evidence has emerged of Apple’s interest in integrating its Touch ID fingerprint authentication system into the display of the next iPhone, with the publication of a recent patent application detailing a acoustic imaging technology. Basically, the idea is that sound waves are bounced off of a finger to produce a fingerprint image. The pulses…

BioID Adds Eye Biometrics to Web Service

BioID Adds Eye Biometrics to Web Service

BioID has added eye biometrics to its BioID Web Service via a new beta test. The service already supported fingerprint and facial recognition, allowing web developers to leverage mobile biometric authentication via the BioID Connect mobile app. Soon, they’ll also be able to user periocular biometrics – eye lashes, brows, wrinkles in the skin around the…

ImageWare to Showcase SAP HANA Cloud Integration at MWC

ImageWare to Showcase SAP HANA Cloud Integration at MWC

ImageWare and SAP will show off the integration of the former’s GoVerifyID biometric identity solution into the SAP HANA Cloud Platform at next week’s Mobile World Congress event. The integration was first announced late last summer. It enables multi-modal biometric authentication for applications running on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, leveraging fingerprint, facial, and voice…

IDEX Starts End-Customer Trials for Biometric Smart Card Tech

IDEX Starts End-Customer Trials for Biometric Smart Card Tech

IDEX’s biometric smart card technology is another step closer to reaching the market. The company has announced that trials with end customers have started, in collaboration with undisclosed partners in payments, card integration, and identity solutions. IDEX also says that the trials will be expanded to “[m]ultiple financial institutions and government bodies” in the coming months.…

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