fingerprint sensors

IDEX to Show Off Biometric Card Solutions at APSCA Digital Commerce Asia Pacific

IDEX to Show Off Biometric Card Solutions at APSCA Digital Commerce Asia Pacific

IDEX Biometrics will attend the APSCA Digital Commerce Asia Pacific event in Malaysia next week, the company has announced. The APSCA event offers an opportunity for the company to showcase its fingerprint sensor technology for dual-interface biometric payment cards to a financial services crowd, with IDEX having joined the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association last…

Two New Xiaomi Smartphones Feature FPC Fingerprint Sensor Tech

Two New Xiaomi Smartphones Feature FPC Fingerprint Sensor Tech

“Xiaomi is a longtime customer of Fingerprints, having seen integrations into multiple devices over the past year” Fingerprints (FPC) has kicked off the new year with the announcement of two new smartphone integrations of its fingerprint sensor technology. Both of the integrations concern smartphones from Xiaomi. One, the Redmi Note 7, features an FPC1511 fingerprint…

Zwipe Announces Major Share Offering

Zwipe Announces Major Share Offering

Zwipe has announced a plan to raise up to NOK 120 million, or about $13.7 million USD, through private and public equity. An initial tranche will comprise a private placement offered to major shareholders and “certain new investors in Norway and Sweden,” the company explained in a statement. Zwipe said these interests have “pre-committed” to…

New Clevo Notebooks Feature Synaptics Clear ID Biometrics in the Touchpad

New Clevo Notebooks Feature Synaptics Clear ID Biometrics in the Touchpad

“Clear ID is notable for having delivered the first instance of an in-display fingerprint scanning feature for a commercial smartphone last year, in Vivo’s X20 Plus UD smartphone.” Synaptics has found a novel application of its Clear ID fingerprint sensor technology, thanks to a partnership with notebook OEM/ODM Clevo. Just ahead of the launch of…

INTERVIEW: Jeff Brown, VP of Sales, SecuGen [CES 2019]

INTERVIEW: Jeff Brown, VP of Sales, SecuGen [CES 2019]

Over the course of the mobile biometrics boom of the last several years, a number of fingerprint sensor specialists have sought out new and growing market opportunities in the commercial sector. A range of OEMs and consumer tech brands have looked to biometric technologies to offer innovative new solutions, not only in smartphones but in…

BIO-key to Unveil New Biometric Locks at CES 2019

BIO-key to Unveil New Biometric Locks at CES 2019

“… BIO-key has announced new TouchLock Carabiner locks offering extra-tough security for bikes, scooters, and motorcycles; and a ‘Smart Commercial Lock’ solution called the SCL System, which is meant for industrial and commercial use.” With the year’s biggest show in consumer technology about to get underway, BIO-key is preparing to debut its latest biometric lock…

SecuGen Unveils Programmable Bluetooth Fingerprint Reader

SecuGen Unveils Programmable Bluetooth Fingerprint Reader

“Most of the existing Bluetooth products on the market are about as attractive as a deck of cards. The Unity 20 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,…

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe To Feature Biometric Access

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe To Feature Biometric Access

Hyundai is planning to replace car keys with fingerprint scans in the 2019 Santa Fe, reports ZDNet. The car maker says it’s installing capacitive fingerprint sensors in the car’s ignition and its door handle. Multiple users will be able to register their fingerprints, and the car’s mirror and seat position settings will automatically adjust to…

SecuGen to Unveil Ultra-Compact Programmable Fingerprint Module at CES

SecuGen to Unveil Ultra-Compact Programmable Fingerprint Module at CES

In addition to bringing back a couple of flagship solutions from a year ago, SecuGen has announced that it’s going to unveil an exciting new product at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show. Called the U10-SF, the device is a fingerprint sensor module aimed at OEMs and developers. SecuGen says it’s the world’s smallest programmable fingerprint…

FPC Sneaks in Another Smartphone Integration Before Year’s End

FPC Sneaks in Another Smartphone Integration Before Year’s End

“…the device in question is using an FPC1291 fingerprint sensor including FPC MoveTouch, a feature that enables navigation of the user interface through manipulation of the fingerprint sensor, essentially turning it into a kind of button or miniature trackpad.” Fingerprints (FPC) has snuck in at least one more smartphone integration of its biometric technology before…

NEXT Begins Sampling of One Touch ID FAP20 Sensor

NEXT Begins Sampling of One Touch ID FAP20 Sensor

“Government ID, access control and point of sales represent multi-million-unit markets that require secure and high-quality sensors. Our One Touch ID positions NEXT for a leading role in these markets.” – Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics has officially started sampling its new One Touch ID FAP 20 fingerprint sensor, the company has announced. The…

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…

NEXT Biometrics Teams with M2M IoT Specialist

NEXT Biometrics Teams with M2M IoT Specialist

“The integration of IOTA into NEXT Biometrics sensors is a key step to build solutions that enable safe, effective user identification at the device level. Together these solutions will provide digital trust as we move towards the Internet of Everything.” – Holger Köther, Director of Partnerships, IOTA Foundation NEXT Biometrics is getting more involved in the…

Financial Services Leaders Want Biometric Smart Cards: Survey

Financial Services Leaders Want Biometric Smart Cards: Survey

Financial services industry leaders have a strong appetite for biometric payment cards and are even willing to pay for one, suggest the results of a Zwipe survey at last week’s Fintech Connect event in London. Eighty percent of respondents said their payments are ‘always’ contactless, with 19 percent saying they make contactless payments ‘sometimes’. More…

IDEX Aims for Dynamic Displays for Biometric Cards with Latest Partnership

IDEX Aims for Dynamic Displays for Biometric Cards with Latest Partnership

“The display can be used for a range of features including dynamic CVV to address card-not-present fraud, user-specific information such as account balance, or to provide feedback when enrolling the fingerprint.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics With fingerprint-scanning payment cards still in the trial phase, IDEX Biometrics appears to already be looking ahead to the…

NEXT Biometrics Hones India Focus with Latest Partnership

NEXT Biometrics Hones India Focus with Latest Partnership

“The partnership follows NEXT Biometrics’ announcement in late October that its Level-0 Registered Device Service for Android had attained certification from the Unique Identification Authority of India, which administrates the Aadhaar program.” A new partnership could see NEXT Biometrics extend its presence in the Indian market, but the company and its partner are keeping tight-lipped…

Year in Review: The Rise of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Year in Review: The Rise of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

This week brought some important news in the world of mobile biometrics: At its Snapdragon Technology Summit, Qualcomm announced that it had developed a new, ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Called the 3D Sonic Sensor, it was unveiled alongside Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, its flagship chip solution for the coming year. Together with the launch of…

CES 2019 to See Return of SecuGen’s Hamster Pro 10

CES 2019 to See Return of SecuGen’s Hamster Pro 10

“Boasting of FIPS 201 PIV and Mobile ID FAP 10 certification, the fingerprint reader has an extremely small form factor.” In just about a month, SecuGen‘s Hamster Pro 10 will make its return to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The fingerprint reader made its debut there a year ago, and still remains an…

IDEX Partners with China-Based Smart Card Specialist Excelsecu

IDEX Partners with China-Based Smart Card Specialist Excelsecu

“Together, the companies will develop ‘battery-less dual-interface biometric cards with display,’ according to a statement from IDEX.” IDEX Biometrics has a big new partner in the China market for its biometric card efforts. The company has teamed up with Excelsecu, a Shenzhen-based security solutions provider specializing in security solutions including FIDO-based security keys, One-Time Password…

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