Fingerprint Cards

Pilot of IDEMIA-FPC Biometric Payment Card Gets Underway in Japan

Pilot of IDEMIA-FPC Biometric Payment Card Gets Underway in Japan

“…IDEMIA’s F-Code revolves around fingerprint authentication. It features an embedded Fingerprint Cards sensor, designed to confirm users’ identities as they process a transaction, replacing the PIN-based security of contemporary chip cards.” The first major pilot of biometric payment card solution from IDEMIA and Fingerprint Cards is now getting underway. The project was first announced last…

FPC Sensor Used in Middle East Biometric Payment Card Project

FPC Sensor Used in Middle East Biometric Payment Card Project

A Fingerprint Cards sensor is being used in a new Visa-led pilot of biometric payment card technology. In a statement, the company announced that it’s the provider of a touch sensor for “the recently announced battery-less dual interface (chip- and contactless-enabled) biometric payment card pilot with Visa,” adding that the card technology being used in…

Multiple Smartphones Launch With FPC Biometric Sensors at MWC

Multiple Smartphones Launch With FPC Biometric Sensors at MWC

In the wake of this week’s Mobile World Congress, Fingerprint Cards is reporting multiple new device launches featuring FPC fingerprint sensors. ZTE’s Blade V9 smartphone features an FPC1145 sensor model, while LG’s new K10 and K10+ smartphones feature the FPC1228. And Huawei, which had perhaps the strongest showing in MWC’s Glomo Awards, launched its M5…

FPC Sensor To Be Used In Payment Token Device

FPC Sensor To Be Used In Payment Token Device

“FPC Embedded Business Line SVP Niklas Strid framed the collaboration as part of Fingerprint Cards’ larger effort to expand beyond the mobile biometrics market, where FPC has attained a leading position over the last few years…” Fingerprint Cards technology is going to be used in a forthcoming authentication key device called JEM, the company has…

FPC Launches ‘Single-Chip, Single-Die’ Fingerprint Sensor

FPC Launches ‘Single-Chip, Single-Die’ Fingerprint Sensor

“In a statement announcing the new solution, FPC suggested this will simplify the design process and allow for easier integration into hardware such as smartphones.” Fingerprint Cards has announced a new addition to its line of fingerprint sensors. The company describes its FPC1291 as a “single-chip, single-die solution,” meaning there’s no need for a companion…

FPC Targets Automotive Applications, Partners With Altran

FPC Targets Automotive Applications, Partners With Altran

“The partnership’s announcement comes immediately after FPC’s announcement of its Q4 and year-end results.” Fingerprint Cards has established a new partnership aimed at strengthening its position in the automotive sector. In a short statement announcing its partnership with Altran, FPC said it will offer its fingerprint and iris recognition technologies to the company for “a…

FPC In the Red for Q4, But Sees Great Potential in Biometric Cards

FPC In the Red for Q4, But Sees Great Potential in Biometric Cards

Marking the end of a remarkable winning streak, Fingerprint Cards dipped into the red in its fourth quarter of 2017. The revelation comes by way of the company’s Q4 and year-end corporate update, which indicates that FPC’s Q4 revenues fell by 62 percent year-over-year, resulting in an operating loss for the quarter of SEK 40.6…

2018 Will Be ‘Turning Point’ for Biometric Payment Cards: FPC

2018 Will Be ‘Turning Point’ for Biometric Payment Cards: FPC

This year will mark “the turning point” for biometric payment cards, says Fingerprint Cards. Writing on its website, the Swedish fingerprint sensor maker lays out the case for a biometric payment cards boom. FPC cites market research indicating that while consumers are largely enthusiastic about the idea of contactless payment cards, 38 percent see security…

Samsung Notebook Spin Features FPC Sensor

Samsung Notebook Spin Features FPC Sensor

A new notebook device from Samsung features biometric security, thanks to technology provided by Fingerprint Cards. The Samsung Notebook Spin is another of the growing number of computer devices that takes advantage of Windows 10’s embedded support for biometric authentication via its Windows Hello security system. And in this case, that biometric security operates through…

FPC to Present Q4 Results on Feb. 9

FPC to Present Q4 Results on Feb. 9

Fingerprint Cards has announced its schedule for its Q4 update. The company will publish its report at 7:00 a.m. CET on February 9th, and will follow it with a telephone conference and webcast at 9:00 a.m. CET. The conference will be conducted in English, and will be hosted by FPC CEO Christian Fredrikson and CFO…

FPC Predicts Revenue Drop for Q4, Lays Off Employees

FPC Predicts Revenue Drop for Q4, Lays Off Employees

“Despite the dip in revenues, FPC’s update said its cost savings efforts, which will affect employees and consultants, should save the company roughly SEK 360 million during 2018…” Fingerprint Cards is predicting lower than anticipated earnings for its fourth quarter, and has laid off 185 employees as part of a cost reduction program. The announcement…

FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech to Feature in Visa’s Biometric Card Trial

FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech to Feature in Visa’s Biometric Card Trial

“Visa’s payment card solution features an embedded fingerprint sensor as well as red and green lights to indicate when authentication has succeeded or failed.” Visa is collaborating in the Bank of Cyprus’s biometric payment card trial, and will also initiate America’s first such pilot, with help from Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics. Announced earlier this…

FPC and Gentex Working Together on Iris Biometrics for Automotive Applications

FPC and Gentex Working Together on Iris Biometrics for Automotive Applications

Fingerprint Cards and Gentex have announced an exclusive partnership that will see the companies work together on iris-scanning technology for automotive applications. The announcement arrives amid this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, where Gentex has been showcasing connected car technologies including an iris-scanning driver authentication system designed for integration into a vehicle’s rear-view mirror. The system…

INTERVIEW: Christian Fredrikson, President and CEO, Fingerprint Cards

INTERVIEW: Christian Fredrikson, President and CEO, Fingerprint Cards

Fingerprint Cards is a prolific biometric technology vendor, with its fingerprint sensors shipping on 300 smartphone models. But mobile fingerprint scanning is only part of the equation for the company that aims to be a leading biometric company – FPC became a multimodal biometrics provider last year with the acquisition of Delta ID, and the…

Bank of Cyprus Biometric Cards Use FPC Sensors

Bank of Cyprus Biometric Cards Use FPC Sensors

The Bank of Cyprus’s pioneering biometric bank cards initiative is using fingerprint sensors provided by Sweden-based Fingerprint Cards, the latter has announced. It’s a project spearheaded by Gemalto, which announced near the start of this month that Bank of Cyprus customers would be among the first in the world to benefit from biometric payment card…

Huawei Enjoy 7S and Honor 9 Lite Feature FPC Biometrics

Huawei Enjoy 7S and Honor 9 Lite Feature FPC Biometrics

A Fingerprint Cards sensor is being used in two new devices from Huawei, and both stand to benefit from improvements in the underlying technology. The Huawei Enjoy 7S and the Honor 9 Lite both feature an FPC1028 sensor model. It’s a change for both smartphone lines, with the original Honor 9 having used an FPC1264…

Kyocera X3 Handset Features Fingerprint Cards Sensor

Kyocera X3 Handset Features Fingerprint Cards Sensor

Japan-based electronics maker Kyocera is using a Fingerprint Cards sensor in a new mobile device. The latter has announced that its FPC1145 fingerprint sensor is featured in the Kyocera X3. It’s the same sensor model used in the recent Razer Phone and ZTE Axon M devices, both of which featured the sensor in a side-mounted…

New Samsung, LG Notebooks Feature FPC Fingerprint Sensors

New Samsung, LG Notebooks Feature FPC Fingerprint Sensors

Fingerprint Cards biometric technology is being used in multiple new devices from some big-name brands. One of them is Samsung, whose new Notebook 9 Pen notebook device features an embedded FPC1025 fingerprint sensor. The sensor complements an infrared camera, allowing for both fingerprint and facial recognition via the device’s Windows Hello user authentication system. Meanwhile,…

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