It’s summer and the global economy has been slowed way down by the COVID-19 pandemic, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it from this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top stories. Covering a diverse range of topics, they generally suggest that the biometrics industry is pushing ahead full steam.
One highly popular story, for example, concerned a new partnership between Fingerprint Cards and STMicroelectronics. The two companies will work together on a Biometric System-on-Card solution for fingerprint-scanning payment cards:
Meanwhile, this week also brought the news that PFU Limited, a Fujitsu subsidiary, has joined Qualcomm’s Smart Cities Accelerator Program, in which it will work with Innominds on facial recognition technology for smart cameras:
FindBiometrics readers also showed a lot of interest in this week’s news that ForgeRock’s Identity Platform would be used by XL Axiata, an Indonesian telecom, to secure its cloud platform:
Onfido had some very positive news recently, too, attracting a lot of attention from FindBiometrics readers with a quarterly update in which the selfie biometrics specialist reported a 264 percent sales increase in the United States:
One of the most popular articles of the week, though, looked under the bustling surface of the biometrics industry, covering a new report that sheds light on a secretive, government-funded organization that has quietly been developing biometric technologies for agencies like the FBI, the CIA, and the CBP:
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.
July 18, 2020 – by Alex Perala