Smartphone camera module supplier Q Technology has entered the fingerprint biometrics market. The company has announced that it has received a new aggregate order of 500,000 fingerprint sensor modules from two of China’s major smartphone OEMs.
It’s a deep dive into a growing market, with Apple’s pioneering Touch ID system having encouraged rival smartphone makers to integrate fingerprint sensors into their own devices over the past year or so, making the devices more or less standard features on high-end and even mid-range devices. Commenting in a statement announcing the new order, Q Technology Chairman He Ningning said it indicates the company’s “progress in terms of biometric recognition,” adding, “we have good command of different fingerprint recognition technologies such as coating, cover glass/sapphire, and have grasped gesture recognition and iris recognition technologies.”
In securing the deal, Q Technologies may have benefited to some extent from its status as one of the few sensor module suppliers verified by fingerprint sensor developer Fingerprint Cards, a major market leader. FPC has an extensive network of partnerships in the mobile devices market, and saw such success with its sensor integrations over the last year that it became Europe’s best-performing stock.
Source: The Jakarta Post
February 1, 2016 – by Alex Perala