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INTERVIEW: Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had a chance to speak with Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO of NEXT Biometrics. The conversation begins with talk of how NEXT is planning to capitalize on the smart card market in 2016. It then goes on to deal with Greenbridge Partners’ recent investment in the company, the advantages NEXT brings to the…

FPC’s Was 2015’s Best-Performing Stock in Europe

FPC’s Was 2015’s Best-Performing Stock in Europe

Fingerprint Cards had the best-performing stock in Europe last year, according to new reports. The stock’s value rose by a whopping 1,391 percent to reach a value of $3.9 billion. It’s a major accomplishment, but it won’t come as a huge surprise to anyone who has been following the company closely over the last year. As…

Businesses Looking Beyond The Password

Businesses Looking Beyond The Password

Businesses are investing more in cybersecurity and are exploring password alternatives, according to a new survey commissioned by authentication solutions provider SecureAuth. Carried out by Wakefield Research, the survey polled 308 US-based cybersecurity experts near the end of November. Fifty-nine percent of respondents reported that their employer had suffered a digital security breach in the…

Wearables Market Grows, So Does Valencell

Wearables Market Grows, So Does Valencell

As the wearables market continues to grow, so too does Valencell. The biometric sensor maker is reporting a 133 percent growth in licensing for this year over 2014. That’s a 133 percent increase, with 2015 being the second year in a row that Valencell has enjoyed triple digit growth in licensing its PerformTek technology. The…

FBI Opens Research Center Amid Biometrics Boom

FBI Opens Research Center Amid Biometrics Boom

The FBI is opening a new biometrics research center as the technology continues to take off among both government and the private sector. Outlining the development in a new report, market research firm TechNavio explains that the FBI Clarksburg campus’ new Biometrics Technology Center will “serve to cement biometrics as an integral part of our modern…

IC Makers Aggressively Exploring Fingerprint Biometrics

IC Makers Aggressively Exploring Fingerprint Biometrics

Touch controller integrated circuit (IC) makers are aggressively exploring fingerprint sensor technologies as the latter become more prominent in China-made mobile devices, according to a Digitimes Research report by Jason Yang. One example is Goodix, a company based in southern China that is poised to supply fingerprint-enabled touch solutions to mid-range vendors in the latter…