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Fingerprints Partners with China-Based Door Lock Firms

Fingerprints Partners with China-Based Door Lock Firms

“The agreement appears to reflect Fingerprint Cards’ recent strategy of diversification with respect to the applications of its biometric technology.” New partnerships with two China-based firms open the door to smart lock integrations for Fingerprints‘ biometric technology. The Sweden-based company announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China Synodata and Jianfeng. Both of…

Feitian Teams with Fingerprint Cards for Biometric Sensor Tech

Feitian Teams with Fingerprint Cards for Biometric Sensor Tech

Fingerprint Cards and Feitian have teamed up on biometric cards, announcing that the former’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module will be incorporated into Feitian’s contactless payment cards. It’s the latest twist in the rapidly evolving biometric payment cards industry, with Feitian previously having collaborated extensively with another fingerprint sensor specialist, IDEX. The two companies first announced…

Fingerprint Cards Bets On ‘Cool’ Factor for Biometric Cards in China

Fingerprint Cards Bets On ‘Cool’ Factor for Biometric Cards in China

Fingerprint Cards is betting on biometric payment cards becoming the next cool way to pay in China. In a post on its website, the Swedish company notes that mobile payments have taken off in a big way in China, thanks in large part to the enormous popularity of smartphones in the culture. Not only Apple…

Ten Middle Eastern Banks Trial Zwipe Biometric Payment Cards

Ten Middle Eastern Banks Trial Zwipe Biometric Payment Cards

Ten Middle Eastern banks are now trialing biometric payment cards featuring Zwipe technology, the company has announced. The trials commenced this week, and are the product of a collaboration with Lebanon-based FinTech solutions provider Areeba, as well as Unilux Cards and Gemalto. The cards in play are Visa payment cards, featuring a built-in fingerprint sensor…

Fingerprints Prepares Clients and Consumers for Biometric Smart Cards

Fingerprints Prepares Clients and Consumers for Biometric Smart Cards

As real-world trials of biometric payment cards continue to proliferate in advance of large-scale launches, Fingerprint Cards is turning to the PR front to get consumers – and clients in the financial services sector – ready for the first wave. The company has issued a new eBook explaining the technology, and has published a blog…

Fingerprint Cards Tech to Be Used in Italian Biometric Payment Card Trial

Fingerprint Cards Tech to Be Used in Italian Biometric Payment Card Trial

“It’s the latest sign of the escalating activity in the nascent biometric payment cards market.” Fingerprint Cards technology is going to be used in Italy’s first trial of biometric payment cards, the company has announced. The trial will be the result of a collaboration with Zwipe and Gemalto, whose card solution uses a sensor model…

Guess Who’s Behind the Biometrics on Xiaomi’s New Gaming Smartphone

Guess Who’s Behind the Biometrics on Xiaomi’s New Gaming Smartphone

“…the smartphone’s major selling feature is its tailored support for gaming.” One of Fingerprint Cards‘ longstanding clients is once again using the company’s biometric technology in a new device: Xiaomi’s Black Shark Helo smartphone features an FPC1229 fingerprint sensor. It’s the same fingerprint sensor model used in the recent OPPO F9 and F9 Pro smartphones,…

Fingerprint Cards Regains Sales Growth in Q3 Update

Fingerprint Cards Regains Sales Growth in Q3 Update

Fingerprint Cards (or “Fingerprints”) has issued its interim report for the first three quarters of the year, highlighting sequential growth amid continuing difficulties in the highly saturated mobile fingerprint sensor market. For the January – September period, Fingerprints’ revenues came in at SEK 1,110.8 M, a drop of 53 percent compared to the same period…

Fingerprints Hones India Focus with New Partnership

Fingerprints Hones India Focus with New Partnership

Fingerprints has a major new distribution partner for the South Asian market. The company has teamed up with Excelpoint Systems, a Singapore-based firm that offers electronic components and engineering services to OEMs in the APAC region. In a statement announcing the partnership, Fingerprints explained that “Excelpoint works closely with its principals to create innovative solutions…

Biometrics on New Google Devices Powered by Fingerprints

Biometrics on New Google Devices Powered by Fingerprints

“The Pixel 3 smartphones’ fingerprint sensors are rear-mounted, while the Pixel Slate’s fingerprint sensor has been integrated into its power button.” With the unveiling of Google’s latest mobile devices, Fingerprints (FPC) is celebrating some very high-profile deployments. The company has revealed that Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, as well as its Pixel Slate…

FPC Gets Experienced New CFO

FPC Gets Experienced New CFO

“He is a very experienced leader in the finance area, and he will make a strong addition to our leadership team.” -Christian Fredrikson, CEO, Fingerprint Cards Fingerprint Cards has found its long-sought, permanent new Chief Financial Officer. The company has announced that the role will be filled by Per Sundqvist, who comes to FPC after a…

Mi 8 Youth Smartphone Features Fingerprint Cards Biometric Sensor

Mi 8 Youth Smartphone Features Fingerprint Cards Biometric Sensor

Xiaomi is once again using Fingerprint Cards technology to power the biometric authentication capabilities of a new smartphone. FPC has announced that the company’s Mi 8 Youth smartphone features an FPC1291 fingerprint sensor. It is, of course, the same fingerprint sensor model used in the original Mi 8 and the budget-friendly Mi 8 SE devices…

Goodix Responds to FPC Patent Lawsuit

Goodix Responds to FPC Patent Lawsuit

“Notably, the companies’ characterizations of the allegation itself differ in one important way.” Goodix has responded to Fingerprint Cards‘ recent allegation of patent infringement, asserting in a statement that FPC’s lawsuit filed with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court “is without merit.” The Shenzhen-based company added that “it will vigorously defend itself” against the allegation. Notably,…

FPC Alleges Patent Infringement Against Goodix

FPC Alleges Patent Infringement Against Goodix

Fingerprint Cards has filed a complaint with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court over alleged patent infringement by Shenzhen based Goodix Technology Co. In announcing the complaint, FPC offered few details concerning its specific allegations against Goodix, explaining only that “some of the fingerprint sensing chips” sold by Goodix violate one of FPC’s patents. In appealing…

FPC Launches Fingerprint Sensor Module for Cars

FPC Launches Fingerprint Sensor Module for Cars

“Millions already enjoy the added convenience and security of biometrics in other areas, and we are now ready to enable this in their vehicles as well.” – Thomas Rex, VP, Fingerprint Cards Fingerprint Cards has taken its first major step toward the automotive market, announcing a new biometric module designed specifically for vehicular integrations. Called…

Three New OPPO Smartphones Feature Biometrics from FPC

Three New OPPO Smartphones Feature Biometrics from FPC

OPPO has launched three new smartphones, and they all feature fingerprint sensors from Fingerprint Cards. The highest-profile new integration is in the F9, a new smartphone that offers extremely fast charging as its key selling point, with OPPO claiming the phone can support two hours of talk on a five-minute charge. It also features a…

Fingerprint Cards Announces Sensor Integrations with Xiaomi, Moto

Fingerprint Cards Announces Sensor Integrations with Xiaomi, Moto

“News of the latest integrations comes as Fingerprint Cards continues to promote its forthcoming FPC1511 fingerprint sensor.” Fingerprint Cards‘ biometric technology is being used in two new smartphones, the company has announced: Moto’s Z3, which features an FPC1145 fingerprint sensor; and Xiaomi’s POCO F1, featuring an FPC1291 sensor model. Both companies are repeat customers of…

FPC Tech to Feature in Zwipe-Silone Partnership

FPC Tech to Feature in Zwipe-Silone Partnership

“Fingerprint Cards is a longstanding partner of Zwipe. The two companies announced a strategic partnership back in 2016, which would focus on the development of biometric smart cards.” Fingerprint Cards is celebrating Zwipe’s new distribution agreement with Silone CardTech, announcing that it has a hand in the collaboration. The partnership was announced by Zwipe yesterday.…

FPC Highlights Low-Cost Sensor, Biometric Cards at MWC Shanghai

FPC Highlights Low-Cost Sensor, Biometric Cards at MWC Shanghai

“Fingerprint Cards says the FPC1511 is likely to see commercial launches later this year or in early 2019.” While a lot of news came out of the recently concluded Mobile World Congress Shanghai event, those in the mobile biometrics industry were likely paying close attention to what Fingerprint Cards had to say about its FPC1511…

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