fingerprint sensors

IDEX, Chinese Card Solutions Provider to Trial Biometric Card Tech

IDEX, Chinese Card Solutions Provider to Trial Biometric Card Tech

“The increasing popularity of card payments in Asia, in conjunction with the growing preference towards biometrics, has created the perfect storm for this partnership with Hengbao, a very influential player in the Asian market.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has a big new partner in its escalating efforts to promote its biometric card…

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,…

IDEX Biometrics Gets First Order for Biometric Card Tech

IDEX Biometrics Gets First Order for Biometric Card Tech

“We are incredibly proud to have reached this very important milestone with our strategic partner. The order marks the start of the industrialization phase for biometric cards, and is the result of years of dedication and hard work and is validation of IDEX’s leadership position in this very innovative market.” -Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics…

SecuGen to Showcase Compact Sensor Solutions at 2018 GSX

SecuGen to Showcase Compact Sensor Solutions at 2018 GSX

SecuGen is planning to show off what it says is the world’s thinnest FBI FAP 10 certified optical fingerprint sensor at the 2018 Global Security Exchange in Las Vegas next week, the company has announced. First announced at the start of this year, the U10 is a mere 12mm thin, and is compatible with SKD’s…

MeReal Biometrics Announces New CTO

MeReal Biometrics Announces New CTO

MeReal Biometrics has officially introduced its new Chief Technology Officer, Thomas Le Ouedec. He actually came to the role quietly in July, bringing with him a wealth of experience in the smart cards industry. From 2008 to his switch to MeReal Biometrics, Le Ouedec served as Product Line Manager for UINT, a smart card developer…

SecuGen Unveils Latest Fingerprint Reading Solutions Ahead of GSX

SecuGen Unveils Latest Fingerprint Reading Solutions Ahead of GSX

“Most of the existing Bluetooth products on the market are about as attractive as a deck of cards. The Unity Bluetooth reader, on the other hand, breaks the mold and is a stunning device with a slim, sleek white case, a single button and three small LEDs.” – Jeff Brown, VP Sales and Marketing, SecuGen…

IDEX Sensor Integrated Into Biometric Remote Control

IDEX Sensor Integrated Into Biometric Remote Control

IDEX has announced a novel integration of its fingerprint sensor technology: Korea-based Ohsung Electronics has used it to bring fingerprint scanning to one of its remote control solutions, the product of a collaboration with TW Electronics, a UK-based remote control specialist that offers tailored remote solutions to other device makers such as TV brands. In…

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…

OPPO’s New Smartphone has In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Powered by Precise Biometrics

OPPO’s New Smartphone has In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Powered by Precise Biometrics

Precise Biometrics‘ algorithm software is being used to support in-display fingerprint scanning in the new OPPO R17 smartphone, the company has announced. It’s the result of Precise Biometrics’ partnership with fingerprint sensor provider Silead, and a validation of statements made in a corporate update about a year ago. At that time, Precise Biometrics’ then-CEO, Håkan…

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…

Smartmetric to Launch Biometric Card in September

Smartmetric to Launch Biometric Card in September

“Like other emerging biometric card solutions, Smartmetric’s features an embedded fingerprint sensor that can be used to authenticate the cardholder during transactions.” Smartmetric will launch its biometric card solution in September, the company has announced. The news comes just a couple of weeks after SmartMetric announced a technological enhancement that would improve its production process,…

NEXT Biometrics Marks 5 Million Sensors Shipped

NEXT Biometrics Marks 5 Million Sensors Shipped

“Shipping 5 million sensors has provided NEXT with invaluable experience from a quality, logistics and operations standpoint.” – Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics has hit an important milestone: The company has announced that it has now shipped over 5 million fingerprint sensors to date. In a statement announcing the achievement, NEXT Biometrics CEO…

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…

IDEX Reports ‘Extremely Strong Interest’ in Biometric Card Tech in Q2 Update

IDEX Reports ‘Extremely Strong Interest’ in Biometric Card Tech in Q2 Update

IDEX has issued its Q2 results for 2018. The period saw revenues of NOK 289,000, compared to revenues of about NOK 4.7 million in Q2 of 2017. Its net result for the period had improved year-over-year, however, with the company reporting a loss of NOK 65,156,000 for Q2 of this year, compared to a loss…

SmartMetric Improves Biometric Card Production Process

SmartMetric Improves Biometric Card Production Process

SmartMetric has announced a “breakthrough” in technology pertaining to its biometric smart card solution. The company says it has attained a 100 percent increase in the heat resistance of the rechargeable battery powering its card solution. That, in turn, allows for improvements in the production process: Whereas the company has so far needed to use…

Precise Biometrics Chairman Charts Rise of Optical, Ultrasonic Sensors, Biometric Cards in Q2 Update

Precise Biometrics Chairman Charts Rise of Optical, Ultrasonic Sensors, Biometric Cards in Q2 Update

“Commenting on the results, Precise Biometrics chairman Torgny Hellström highlighted the rise of optical and under-glass fingerprint sensors in mobile devices, noting that Precise Biometrics’ algorithm software had been used in the recently launched Huawei Honor 10, a market success.” Precise Biometrics has issued its results for the second quarter and the first half of…

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