fingerprint sensors

IDEX: Biometric Authentication Will Be Vital for IoT Security

IDEX: Biometric Authentication Will Be Vital for IoT Security

The Internet of Things will allow us to share more information at faster speeds on whatever device happens to be most convenient at the time. However, that convenience also comes with risk. When everything is connected to the internet, the security of the network is only as strong as its weakest link. Sure, your smartphone…

Two New Huawei Phones Feature FPC Sensors

Two New Huawei Phones Feature FPC Sensors

Fingerprint Cards has announced two new smartphone integrations of its fingerprint sensors, both in devices from Huawei. In a statement, Fingerprints suggested that the new Huawei Y9 is using an FPC1028 fingerprint sensor model. Reflecting another, increasingly popular trend in mobile biometrics, the smartphone also supports facial recognition, making it a multi-modal device. Meanwhile, the…

Fingerprint Biometrics Market to See Solid Growth Through 2023: ABI Research

Fingerprint Biometrics Market to See Solid Growth Through 2023: ABI Research

Despite the rise of facial recognition in smartphones, the fingerprint sensor market will continue to see substantial growth over the coming years, according to a new market forecast from ABI Research. The firm predicts that the fingerprint sensor market will see 1.26 billion shipments this year, and that this ties into a predicted CAGR of…

IDEX Announces Executive Changes

IDEX Announces Executive Changes

IDEX Biometrics has announced multiple changes in its executive-level leadership structure. Two of the changes stem from the creation of a new position within the company – Chief Innovation Officer. Fred Benkley, who previously served as IDEX’s Chief Technology Officer, has stepped into this role; and consequently Anthony Eaton, previously the VP of Systems Engineering,…

NEXT Biometrics Expands Partnership with Vietnam’s MK Group

NEXT Biometrics Expands Partnership with Vietnam’s MK Group

NEXT Biometrics and MK Group are renewing the commitment they made back in November. The two companies first came together to form a joint R&D program to work on biometric smart cards, with NEXT Biometrics supplying large-area fingerprint sensors for future MK cards. That collaboration has since uncovered other market opportunities, leading to a new…

Secure Technology Alliance Report Demystifies Biometric Payment Cards

Secure Technology Alliance Report Demystifies Biometric Payment Cards

In the past couple of years, biometric payment cards have emerged as an exciting, potentially transformative new trend in the payments industry. However, new technology can still be intimidating, especially for organizations that don’t understand how biometric payment cards are supposed to work. That’s why the Secure Technology Alliance has released a report to educate…

Microsoft Patents a Windows Key Fingerprint Sensor

Microsoft Patents a Windows Key Fingerprint Sensor

Over the past year, some smartphone manufacturers have started phasing out dedicated fingerprint readers in favor of in-display fingerprint sensors. Now a recently published patent suggests that Microsoft is looking into alternative sensor placements with its laptops. According to the patent, Microsoft would embed a fingerprint sensor in the Windows key, thereby inserting its fingerprint…

FPC Biometrics Featured on a Slew of New Smartphones

FPC Biometrics Featured on a Slew of New Smartphones

“The new batch of integrations highlights the continuing importance of the mobile biometrics market to Fingerprints’ business, even as the company seeks to expand into new areas such as biometric payment cards.” A slew of new smartphones feature Fingerprint Cards‘ biometric technology, the company has announced. The devices come from a range of smartphone brands.…

Zwipe 2018FY Report Shows Higher Sales and Costs

Zwipe 2018FY Report Shows Higher Sales and Costs

Zwipe has issued its results for the 2018 fiscal year, and it appears that sales were way up, coming in at NOK 2,276,000, compared to sales of NOK 1,073,000 in 2017. But operating expenses were up too, at NOK 72,622,000 against NOK 53,331,000 in 2017; and the company’s net result for 2018 came in at…

NatWest Trials Biometric Payment Card Tech From Gemalto

NatWest Trials Biometric Payment Card Tech From Gemalto

“Participants in the pilot will need to register their biometrics at a physical bank branch, but NatWest says it’s exploring ways to enable remote biometric registration.” A major UK bank is about to become the latest to trial biometric payment card technology from Gemalto: NatWest has announced that it will pilot the technology with 200…

US-China Trade War, Apple Hinder Goodix Growth: Exec

US-China Trade War, Apple Hinder Goodix Growth: Exec

The US-China trade war is slowing growth in the mobile biometrics market, suggest comments made by a senior Goodix executive at the latest Mobile World Congress. Speaking to the Nikkei Asian Review, Goodix CTO and COO Pi Bo said, “Under the current conditions, it has become very unlikely for Chinese tech companies like us to…

Feitian Launches Biometric ‘Fingerprint Power Card’

Feitian Launches Biometric ‘Fingerprint Power Card’

Feitian has launched a new “all-in-one” card solution aimed at the enterprise and payments markets, and featuring a biometric authentication capability. Called the “Fingerprint Power Card”, it features a built-in fingerprint sensor, allowing the end user to enroll a biometric profile which is then cryptographically stored in the card’s built-in Secure Element. Feitian says it…

FPC’s T-Shape Sensor Featured on Zwipe’s Biometric Payment Card

FPC’s T-Shape Sensor Featured on Zwipe’s Biometric Payment Card

The latest version of Zwipe‘s biometric payment card features Fingerprint Cards’ T-Shape sensor, the company has announced. The biometric module was first launched by Fingerprints in September of 2017, with the company announcing at the time that it was specifically designed for smart card applications. It was quickly embraced by IDEMIA for that company’s biometric…

NEXT Biometrics’ Q4 Results Show ‘Pivot to Revenue Generation’

NEXT Biometrics’ Q4 Results Show ‘Pivot to Revenue Generation’

“We have delivered consistently on our technology roadmap through 2018. Our FAP 20 sensor is with customers for testing and the Dual Interface solution for payment cards is soon ready for sampling. Increased year-over-year revenues for 2018 and the significantly improved gross margin confirm we are pivoting from product development to revenue generation. Going forward,…

NEXT Biometrics Ships Another 30,000 Fingerprint Sensors to Tactilis

NEXT Biometrics Ships Another 30,000 Fingerprint Sensors to Tactilis

NEXT Biometrics has shipped another 30,000 fingerprint sensors to Tactilis, the company has announced. The shipment is a call-off order as part of a larger purchase of 250,000 fingerprint sensors and ASICs, with 60,000 sets of sensors and ASICs having been sent to Tactilis to date. NEXT Biometrics first saw its fingerprint sensor technology integrated…

NEXT Biometrics Announces Plans to Expand its Partnership with Fujitsu

NEXT Biometrics Announces Plans to Expand its Partnership with Fujitsu

Fujitsu will incorporate NEXT technology into as many as 18 different models across its entire catalogue of mobile devices It’s shaping up to be a busy year for NEXT Biometrics. The fingerprint recognition specialist recently received more orders for its Aadhaar-certified technology in India, and is now hoping to build on that early success by…

NEXT Biometrics Receives More Orders for Aadhaar-Certified Technology

NEXT Biometrics Receives More Orders for Aadhaar-Certified Technology

“Application developers and system integrators opt for NEXT’s sensor technology because of its reliable performance and seamless integration.” NEXT Biometrics will continue to be a major player in the Indian market now that the company has received more orders for its Aadhaar-certified fingerprint technology. The fingerprint sensors will be used in a slew of Aadhaar…

SecuGen to Showcase Unity 20 Device at RSA Conference

SecuGen to Showcase Unity 20 Device at RSA Conference

SecuGen will showcase its Unity 20 fingerprint reader at the 2019 RSA Conference, the company has announced. First announced ahead of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the device is a Bluetooth-enabled fingerprint reader featuring a 1GHz processor and MINEX-compliant biometric algorithms. It’s based on the U20-ASF-BT sensor module, featuring the highly compact U20-A and enabling…

Biometrics Are The Next Logical Step For Cryptocurrency: IDEX

Biometrics Are The Next Logical Step For Cryptocurrency: IDEX

IDEX is dispelling some misconceptions about cryptocurrencies after doing the same for biometric payment cards and financial inclusion. In the first entry of the company’s latest blog series, IDEX Senior Vice President David Orme argues that biometric authentication is the next logical step for cryptocurrency expansion.   According to Orme, biometric technology solves one of…

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