Mobile Biometrics, KYCC, and a Big Award in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

2019 is about to come to a close, yet big news in the biometrics industry has continued right up to the end, as this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top stories illustrates.

That having been said, it is a somewhat unusual one for its inclusion of two articles from the world of mobile biometrics, first reported on our sister site, Mobile ID World. This is, of course, a major segment of the overall biometrics market, and it’s rapid evolution continues, with readers proving interested in the news that Samsung’s iris-scanning Galaxy S9 and Note9 smartphones now support the Google Biometric API:

Samsung Galaxy Iris Sensors Now Support Google’s Biometric API

… as well as Apple patent news providing the latest indication that the company may be planning to bring its fingerprint-scanning Touch ID system back to a future iPhone, in an in-display form:

New Apple Patent Describes In-Display Touch ID

Zooming out to the broader biometrics industry, this week brought the news that Frost & Sullivan has named IDEMIA the Global Biometrics Company of the Year for 2019. This is a significant accolade for the company, if not a surprisingly one, given that IDEMIA is one of the biggest biometrics companies in the world:

Frost & Sullivan Names IDEMIA as Global Biometrics Company of the Year

Meanwhile, in the world of Know Your Customer solutions – and specifically ‘Know Your Corporate Customer’ – Onfido announced this week that it was partnering with Estonian KYCC specialist Entify:

Onfido Forms Strategic Partnership with Entify

And finally, the ongoing ascent of airport biometrics was reflected this week in a popular article about NEC’s Indian subsidiary winning a contract to provide biometric passenger screening technology at four of the country’s airports:

NEC Subsidiary to Supply Biometric Tech at Four Indian Airports

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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.

December 22, 2019 – by Alex Perala