Research & Markets Announces the Release of ‘Silicon-based Fingerprint Sensors – Global Strategic Business Report’

February 26, 2013

Biometrics is a technique to identify one or more individuals by way of physiological traits or behavioral characteristics.

Of the several techniques available such as hand geometry, iris/retinal scan, signature identification, keystroke dynamics/typing rhythms, face and voice recognition, fingerprinting is the most popular. The role of fingerprint authentication has grown considerably due to the rapid advancements in Internet technology and a significant increase in the number of web users.

The use of passwords, which were earlier used widely for storing and accessing personal data on the web, is no longer a safer option. In order to address these security flaws, security specialists are constantly working towards developing fingerprint security systems for ensuring an extremely high level of accuracy during identification.

Also, due to the introduction of a range of laptop PCs and wireless devices, there has been tremendous growth in the sharing and accessing of electronic data. This has led to the development of various applications for securing, storing, and transmitting such data.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Silicon-based Fingerprint Sensors in US$ Million by the following Types: Swipe Sensors and Area Sensors. Major End-Use Markets also analyzed are Notebook PC, Physical Access, and Wireless. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2018.

The report profiles 20 companies including many key and niche players such as Atmel Corporation, AuthenTec, Inc., Fingerprint Cards AB, Fujitsu Limited, Hangzhou Synochip Technologies Co., Ltd., IDEX ASA, Jiangsu Winch Corp., Ltd., and Validity Sensors, Inc.

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