Acquisition and Modality Shift News were Obvious Draws in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories

Biometrics News: Acquisition and Modality Shift News were Obvious Draws in This Week's Top Biometrics Stories

This week’s collection of top biometrics news stories from FindBiometrics is about as varied as it gets, with topics ranging from WhatsApp security to industry testing to enterprise IoT. But as varied as it is, this week’s roundup isn’t exactly full of surprises; at least a couple of the top stories cover news that would obviously have attracted attention.

M&A news, for example, is always of interest to experts and professionals in any given industry. And this week saw some important acquisition news concerning one of the leading fingerprint sensor specialists and a major player in the world of semiconductors:

Goodix to Acquire NXP Semiconductors’ Voice and Audio Solutions Business

Another obvious draw for readers would be when a renowned fingerprint biometrics specialist announces that it’s going to expand into biometric access control based on facial recognition:

Precise Biometrics Pivots to Access Control in First YOUNiQ Application

Then there’s a more standard topic that nevertheless has enduring appeal for FindBiometrics readers – mobile biometrics:

WhatsApp Finally Bringing Fingerprint Biometric Security to Android

And in more heavy-duty biometrics industry news, the DHS’s second annual Biometric Technology Rally saw a very strong performance from Tascent:

Tascent Posts Top Score in DHS Biometric Technology Rally

Finally, readers were also intrigued this week by a collaboration between Fujitsu and ImageWare, with an eye to IoT security:

Fujitsu Turns to ImageWare to Secure IoT Devices

Stay posted to FindBiometrics next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of biometrics. To see the hottest stories of the week in mobile digital identity, visit our sibling site Mobile ID World.

August 23, 2019 – by Alex Perala