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NEXT Biometrics Aiming to Get Flexible Sensor Into Mass Production in Q2

NEXT Biometrics Aiming to Get Flexible Sensor Into Mass Production in Q2

In his annual New Year’s letter to investors, NEXT Biometrics CEO Tore Etholm-Idsoe is anticipating considerable growth in the smart card market, which he says “represents almost endless opportunities”. Etholm-Idsoe points out that NEXT’s flexible fingerprint sensor, which is intended for smart cards, is now in prototype form, with the company working with partner Innolux…

New Huawei, Xiaomi Phones Feature FPC Sensors

New Huawei, Xiaomi Phones Feature FPC Sensors

“Huawei… recently found itself at the cutting edge of mobile biometrics when it integrated FPC’s under-glass FPC1268 sensor into its Honor Magic device.” Fingerprint Cards is celebrating two new fingerprint sensor integrations to kick off the new year. Huawei’s new Honor 6X features an FPC1025 sensor, while Xiaomi’s newest white Mi Mix smartphone features an…

Goodix Wins CES Innovation Award for Liveness-Detecting Fingerprint Sensor

Goodix Wins CES Innovation Award for Liveness-Detecting Fingerprint Sensor

Goodix has won a prestigious CES 2017 award for an innovative fingerprint sensor system with built-in liveness detection. It has become the first China-based IC company to win a Best of Innovation Award in the category of Embedded Technologies, thanks to its Live Fingerprint Detection Sensor. It’s an optical fingerprint sensor system that also uses infrared…

FPC Takes Major Step Into PC Market

FPC Takes Major Step Into PC Market

Fingerprint Cards has taken its first big step into the PC market with a new solution aimed at connecting its fingerprint sensors to protected enclaves in PCs. It’s a software-based solution designed to support computers using Windows 10 and Intel processors. In a statement, FPC explained that the solution is designed to be “implemented on…

IDEX to Show Off ISO-ID1 Solution at CES 2017

IDEX to Show Off ISO-ID1 Solution at CES 2017

Norway-based fingerprint biometrics specialist IDEX is aiming to make a splash at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, where it will not only show off its technological solutions but also look for new partners and investors.   In a statement announcing its participating in the this week’s event, IDEX said it will showcase an ISO-ID1 smart…

Samsung Notebook 9 Integrations ‘an Important Milestone’ for FPC

Samsung Notebook 9 Integrations ‘an Important Milestone’ for FPC

New laptop devices from Samsung feature built-in fingerprint sensors care of Fingerprint Cards. The 13.3″ and 15″ models of the Notebook 9 devices each use the FPC1025 sensor model. The integrations will let users take advantage of the Windows Hello biometric authentication system built into Windows 10. While the Notebook 9 aren’t the first devices…

Synaptics Partners With OXi Technology

Synaptics Partners With OXi Technology

Synaptics has announced a new partnership with OXi Technology, an optical fingerprint technology developer based in Shanghai. The agreement will see the companies work together on optical fingerprint sensors for the mobile and PC markets. The deal will see Synaptics take a minority stake in OXi shares, which it expects to complete “within a few…

VKANSEE Will Bring Precise Biometrics Software to Under-Glass Sensors

VKANSEE Will Bring Precise Biometrics Software to Under-Glass Sensors

China-based fingerprint sensor maker VKANSEE has licensed Precise Biometrics’ flagship algorithm software for smartphones and tablets, Precise BioMatch Mobile. —Take Our Biometrics Year in Review Survey NOW!— In a statement announcing the agreement, Precise Biometrics CEO Håkan Persson suggested that the biometric software would be used in under-glass deployments of VKANSEE’s optical sensors. Precise Biometrics’ longtime hardware…

IDEX Receives Repeat Sensor Order From Taiwan-based Mobile Customer

IDEX Receives Repeat Sensor Order From Taiwan-based Mobile Customer

IDEX is celebrating another technology integration with a repeat customer. A Taiwan-based mobile OEM has incorporated the company’s Cardinal Q sensor into a new device. In a statement announcing the integration, IDEX again declined to name the client, but said that it had received multiple orders from this same company earlier this year. IDEX Worldwide…

FPC Announces Smart Card Sensor Line: FPC1300 Series

FPC Announces Smart Card Sensor Line: FPC1300 Series

FPC1300 series sensors are designed to be very thin and to use very little power. Having announced its intentions to explore new market areas beyond mobile biometrics near the start of this year, Fingerprint Cards is now taking a major step into the smart cards arena with the announcement of a new line of sensors designed…

Coolpad Note 3S Enables Biometric Security via FPC1035

Coolpad Note 3S Enables Biometric Security via FPC1035

A Fingerprint Cards fingerprint sensor is being used in another new device from Coolpad. The Coolpad Note 3S enables biometric scanning via an FPC1035. It’s the same sensor model used in the Coolpad Note 5 announced earlier this autumn, and in Coolpad’s Max Lite smartphone announced this past spring. The company is evidently one of…

OPPO A57 Features FPC1245 Biometric Sensor

OPPO A57 Features FPC1245 Biometric Sensor

Fingerprint Cards biometric technology is being used in a new smartphone from OPPO. Called the OPPO A57, the device features an FPC1245 fingerprint sensor. OPPO is by now a consistent, repeat client of FPC. The same sensor model was used in its multiple previous devices put out by the company over the course of this…

FlexEnable To Show Off Flexible Fingerprint Sensor at Trustech

FlexEnable To Show Off Flexible Fingerprint Sensor at Trustech

“For its part, FlexEnable boasts that its sensor’s ISORG-supplied organic photodiodes allow a particularly thin form factor, with the sensor being only 0.3mm thick.” Another contender has entered the ring: UK-based FlexEnable will show off its flexible fingerprint sensor for smart cards at next week’s Trustech 2016 conference. There are already a couple of other…

Under-Glass Sensors Are Here, What’s Next For Smartphone Fingerprints?

Under-Glass Sensors Are Here, What’s Next For Smartphone Fingerprints?

It seems like only yesterday that Apple’s launch of its Touch ID fingerprint biometrics system was being met by mainstream media skepticism and high profile presentation attacks. But in the few short years that followed Apple’s bid on biometrics, the mobile fingerprint sensor has become almost ubiquitous. Indeed, it is almost more notable now when…

Flexible Fingerprint Sensors to Take Focus at Trustech

Flexible Fingerprint Sensors to Take Focus at Trustech

IDEX is going to show off its flexible fingerprint sensor technology for smart cards at next week’s Trustech 2016 expo in Cannes. It’s technology that IDEX has been pursuing together with Safran Identity & Security, with IDEX offering up the biometric sensors while Safran provides the card technology. At Trustech, it will be demonstrated in an…

FPC to Reveal 2017 Guidance on Capital Markets Day

FPC to Reveal 2017 Guidance on Capital Markets Day

Fingerprint Cards is looking to drum up some investor excitement with plans for a Capital Markets Day on December 8th. The company will issue its 2017 guidance that morning, and will host a presentation starting at 13:00 CET (7:00 AM ET). In a statement announcing its plans, FPC said topics to be covered include “Megatrends…

NEXT Biometrics Wins Third Order for Flexible Smart Card Sensors

NEXT Biometrics Wins Third Order for Flexible Smart Card Sensors

“One hundred fifty thousand sensors will start shipping to the client in the latter half of next year, with plans to add another 200,000 after that.” NEXT Biometrics has scored another design win for its flexible fingerprint sensors designed for smart cards. In announcing the new order, NEXT Biometrics did not disclose the name of…

NEXT Biometrics to Show Off Smart Card Tech at Trustech

NEXT Biometrics to Show Off Smart Card Tech at Trustech

NEXT Biometrics is going to take the opportunity of the upcoming Trustech 2016 conference to show off its biometric smart card technology, the company has announced. Smart cards have been a strategic focus of the biometrics company for about a year now, with NEXT Biometrics now working with Taiwan-based Innolux to build up its production…

Huawei Extends Mate 9 Brand, Sticks With FPC For Biometrics

Huawei Extends Mate 9 Brand, Sticks With FPC For Biometrics

“[The Huawei Mate 9 Lite] features an FPC1025 sensor, while the Porsche Design and Pro devices each have an FPC1268 embedded under their front glass faces.” Huawei is launching its Mate 9 Lite smartphone to the international market, and the device features a fingerprint sensor from Fingerprint Cards. It isn’t quite a new device. The Mate…

FPC1245 Featured in New Vivo, OnePlus Smartphones

FPC1245 Featured in New Vivo, OnePlus Smartphones

Two new smartphones are using biometric hardware from Fingerprint Cards. Vivo’s X9 Plus and the OnePlus 3T each feature an FPC1245 fingerprint sensor. This particular sensor model made its debut early this year and has been featured in a number of devices from Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, and OnePlus. In a statement announcing the latest Oppo…

Huawei Mate 9 Pro Brings Under-Glass FPC Sensor to Standard Price Range

Huawei Mate 9 Pro Brings Under-Glass FPC Sensor to Standard Price Range

The new Huawei Mate 9 Pro features the same under-glass fingerprint sensor model as the recenly released Mate 9 Porsche Design. Huawei has launched another version of its Huawei Mate 9 smartphone, bringing the sleek design of the Mate 9 Porsche Design to a lower price range. And that includes an under-glass fingerprint sensor from…

Synaptics Natural ID Fingerprint Sensors Built Into New Sharp Smartphones

Synaptics Natural ID Fingerprint Sensors Built Into New Sharp Smartphones

Sharp’s new Aquos smartphones will feature Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensors. The sensors will be mounted on the sides of the new Sharp Aquos Ever SH-02J and the Aquos Disney Mobile DM-01J. The Sharp devices will be launched as part of the new smartphone lineup of NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s biggest mobile network operator. In a…

NEXT Biometrics Wins Government Smart Card Order

NEXT Biometrics Wins Government Smart Card Order

“It’s a considerable win for NEXT Biometrics given the increasing competition in the smart card sector from other fingerprint sensor makers.” NEXT Biometrics has received a major order for fingerprint sensors for smart cards to be used in a government application, the company has announced. The order is for 250,000 sensors, and while the client…

Egis Sensor Integrated Into New Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

Egis Sensor Integrated Into New Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

“Egis smartphone sensors have previously been used in other mid-range Samsung devices including the Samsung Galaxy A5 and C7.” Egis biometric technology is once again being used in new Samsung smartphones. The company has announced that its ET510 fingerprint sensor is being used in the new Samsung Galaxy ON5 and ON7 smartphones. The ET510 is…

Moto M Uses FPC Fingerprint Sensor

Moto M Uses FPC Fingerprint Sensor

Lenovo has launched a new Motorola device that once again features biometrics technology from Fingerprint Cards. The Moto M uses an FPC1035 sensor. It’s the same fingerprint sensor model used in Motorola’s Moto Z device, an integration announced a couple of months ago. Having committed to including fingerprint sensors in its new smartphones at the…

IDEX Appoints Investor Relations Head Amid ‘Increasing Interest’ from Financial Market

IDEX Appoints Investor Relations Head Amid ‘Increasing Interest’ from Financial Market

IDEX has appointed a new Director of Investor Relations and Communications. Charlotte Knudsen joins the company from a previous stint as Norway-based Electromagnetic Geoservices’ Head of IR. She also held a corporate communications position at Crux Communications, and was a Hugin’s Business Manager before that. In a statement announcing Knudsen’s appointment, IDEX CEO Dr. Hemant…

New Redmi Devices Feature FPC Sensors

New Redmi Devices Feature FPC Sensors

China-based smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched new iterations of its Redmi devices, and they’re once again using biometric sensors from Fingerprint Cards. The new Redmi 4 and Redmi 4 Pro each feature an FPC1035 fingerprint sensor.  It’s the same sensor model used in the previous Redmi device, the Redmi 3S Plus, and the Redmi Note…

Huawei Mate 9 Features FPC1025 Sensor

Huawei Mate 9 Features FPC1025 Sensor

Fingerprint Cards has announced another new smartphone integration with Huawei. The FPC1025 fingerprint sensor is being used in the new Huawei Mate 9. The new device is a sequel to the Mate 8, which launched earlier this year, and used the same sensor model. While the device offers stronger technical specifications over its predecessor, it’s…

Smartphone Companies Working Toward In-Display Sensors

Smartphone Companies Working Toward In-Display Sensors

Leading companies in the smartphone biometrics industry are hard at work trying to bring fingerprint sensors into the glass displays of mobile devices. As Synaptics’ Anthony Gioeli suggests in a post on the company’s blog, the effort is largely driven by a desire to extend the reach of the display across the front of a…

Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design’s Under-Glass Sensor is a ‘Milestone’ for FPC

Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design’s Under-Glass Sensor is a ‘Milestone’ for FPC

“…the fingerprint sensor used in the device comes solely from FPC, saying it represents the company’s ‘complete and holistic offering, including not only hardware, but also state-of-the-art algorithms and secure software implementations.’” Fingerprint Cards is celebrating the first commercial launch of its under-glass fingerprint sensor technology. It hits the market via Huawei’s new Mate 9 Porsche…

Goodix Live Finger Detection Tech Featured On New ZTE Smartphone

Goodix Live Finger Detection Tech Featured On New ZTE Smartphone

“The sensor combines a standard fingerprint sensor with an optical fingerprint sensor that emits infrared light. That means it can scan the underlying tissue of a fingerprint, which should go a long way in preventing spoofing.” ZTE has become the first mobile OEM to integrate Goodix’s Live Finger Detection technology into a mobile device. The…

IDEX Shipping Eagle Sensors to BIO-key, Other Clients

IDEX Shipping Eagle Sensors to BIO-key, Other Clients

IDEX has started shipping its Eagle fingerprint sensors to three clients. In a statement announcing the shipments, the company said the polymer sensors had been ordered for use in BIO-key’s SideTouch USB fingerprint scanner, and for a biometric door lock and “an encrypted storage solution” from two Asia-based clients. IDEX CEO Dr. Hemant Mardia characterized…

FPC CEO Sees ‘Obvious Opportunity’ in PCs in Q3 Update

FPC CEO Sees ‘Obvious Opportunity’ in PCs in Q3 Update

Fingerprint Cards continues its upwards trajectory. The company has issued its Q3 corporate update, and reports a remarkable rate of continuing growth. For the quarter, the company attained revenues of SEK 1,862.3 M, an increase of 93 percent against Q3 of 2015. The company attained an operating profit of SEK 766.8 M, and an operating…

Xiaomi Mi Mix is the First Smartphone to Feature FPC1235 Biometric Sensor

Xiaomi Mi Mix is the First Smartphone to Feature FPC1235 Biometric Sensor

“…the Xiaomi Mi Mix’s screen covers almost the entire front face of the device, and features an FPC1235 fingerprint sensor on its backside. It also has the distinction of being the first smartphone to feature this particular sensor model.” Xiaomi is sticking with its most trusted biometrics technology suppliers for two new smartphones. The Xiaomi…

FPC, Precise Biometrics Tech Power Credit Card’s Biometrics

FPC, Precise Biometrics Tech Power Credit Card’s Biometrics

South Korea-based card manufacturer Kona-i has launched a credit card with a built-in fingerprint sensor, and it features biometric technology from Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics. The latter’s Precise BioMatch Embedded provides the necessary algorithm software, while an FPC sensor has been embedded for fingerprint scanning. FPC hasn’t specified the fingerprint sensor being used, but…

LG Returns to IDEX for New Stylo Phone’s Sensor

LG Returns to IDEX for New Stylo Phone’s Sensor

A new LG smartphone is taking advantage of biometric technology from IDEX. The LG Stylo 2 V features the company’s Cardinal Q fingerprint sensor. It’s a sequel device to the Stylus 2 Plus smartphone announced this past summer, which also featured a Cardinal Q sensor. In a statement announcing the latest integration, the company noted…

NEXT Biometrics Offers Peek at Q3 Results

NEXT Biometrics Offers Peek at Q3 Results

NEXT Biometrics has offered a glimpse of its Q3 results at the company’s ‘Capital Markets Day’ presentation. Company officials indicated that over the quarter NEXT has seen sales of $28.4 million NOK, an increase against its revenues of 26.6 million NOK in Q2. That has brought revenues for the year to date to 60.2 million NOK. Nevertheless,…

New Mobile Integrations Show Continuing Momentum for FPC

New Mobile Integrations Show Continuing Momentum for FPC

Fingerprint Cards has announced multiple new mobile integrations of its fingerprint sensor technology today. Oppo is using the FPC1245 sensor model in its new R9s and R9s Plus devices. It’s one of FPC’s many repeat customers, having also integrated FPC technology into its F1 Plus smartphone earlier this year, for example. Meanwhile, FPC has announced…

Smartisan Uses FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech in New Phones

Smartisan Uses FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech in New Phones

China-based OEM Smartisan is using biometric technology from Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics in two new smartphones. Called the M1 and M1L, the devices each feature an FPC1035 fingerprint sensor running Precise BioMatch Mobile, Precise Biometrics’ flagship algorithm software for mobile devices. The new integrations underline both FPC’s and Precise Biometrics’ continuing momentum in the…

FPC Sensor Used in Huawei Honor 6X Smartphone

FPC Sensor Used in Huawei Honor 6X Smartphone

Another week, another new Huawei smartphone featuring Fingerprint Cards biometric technology. The new Huawei Honor 6X features an FPC1025 sensor. It’s the same sensor used in the Honor 8 Smart, an integration that was announced last week. And it’s another example of Huawei’s consistency in sticking with FPC for its mobile fingerprint sensor needs, along…

Huawei Honor 8 Smart Features FPC Biometrics

Huawei Honor 8 Smart Features FPC Biometrics

Another new smartphone from Huawei features biometric technology from Fingerprint Cards. The Honor 8 Smart features an FPC1025 fingerprint sensor. The device is a sequel to, of course, the original Honor 8, which launched right around the time that FPC’s new CEO, Christian Fredrikson, took the helm in August. As per mobile industry trends, the…

Oppo Maintains Biometric Setup On New Handset

Oppo Maintains Biometric Setup On New Handset

Oppo is back with another new smartphone using biometric technology from Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics. The Oppo A59s features an FPC1245 sensor running Precise BioMatch Mobile, Precise Biometrics’ algorithm software for mobile devices. It’s a biometric setup that seems to appeal to Oppo, which used the same sensor and software for previous devices including…

Google’s Pixel Smartphones Use FPC Tech for Biometrics

Google’s Pixel Smartphones Use FPC Tech for Biometrics

Fingerprint Cards has announced what may be the highest-profile integration of its fingerprint sensor technology yet. Its FPC1025 sensor model is being used in Google’s new flagship mobile devices, the Pixel and Pixel XL. It’s a major validation for the company, which has established itself as a leading sensor supplier to the mobile market primarily…

New Apple Patent Points to Display-Embedded Touch ID

New Apple Patent Points to Display-Embedded Touch ID

Apple has patented a new system for bringing its Touch ID fingerprint sensor system directly into the display of a mobile device, AppleInsider reports. The patent illustrates how special sensors called ‘electrostatic lenses’ could be used to capture a clearer image of a fingerprint even through glass, which otherwise blurs the fingerprint images that capacitive sensors…

FPC Biometrics Ship on Lenovo K6, K6 Note and L6 Power

FPC Biometrics Ship on Lenovo K6, K6 Note and L6 Power

“The new integrations further suggest that Lenovo will be a significant and long-term patron of FPC.” Fingerprint Cards‘ partnership with Lenovo has been further strengthened with three new device integrations. The latter’s K6, K6 Note, and L6 Power smartphones all feature the FPC1035 fingerprint sensor. It’s the same sensor model used in a pair of…

FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech Featured on Taiwanese Smartphone

FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech Featured on Taiwanese Smartphone

“This latest smartphone integration maintains strong momentum for both companies as each has announced a string of others over the last several weeks.” A new smartphone from a Taiwan-based OEM features biometric technology from Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics, though the handset manufacturer is currently unnamed in press communiques. In separate statements announcing their respective integrations,…

$4M Equipment to Boost NEXT’s Flexible Sensor Production

$4M Equipment to Boost NEXT’s Flexible Sensor Production

NEXT Biometrics has acquired some powerful new production equipment. The company has announced that it was acquired a high capacity coating machine and a precision laser cutter, representing a $4 million investment. They’re part of the company’s push to get its flexible fingerprint sensors to market, with the laser cutter enabling the company to produce…

Nubia Sticks With FPC1035 for Z11 Black Gold Smartphone

Nubia Sticks With FPC1035 for Z11 Black Gold Smartphone

Fingerprint Cards has another mobile integration to celebrate. The company’s FPC1035 sensor is being used in Nubia’s Z11 Black Gold smartphone. It’s a new version of the original Z11 launched this past summer. That device also featured an FPC1035, suggesting that the China-based OEM is satisfied with Fingerprint Cards’ fingerprint sensor technology. Incidentally, the same…

LG X Fast Features FPC Fingerprint Sensor

LG X Fast Features FPC Fingerprint Sensor

LG has launched a new smartphone, and is once again taking advantage of biometric technology from Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics to enable fingerprint scanning on the device. The LG X Fast features and FPC1035 sensor running Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithm software. It’s the exact same setup as that used in LG’s X Mach device…

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