fingerprint sensors

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…

FPC Sensors Used in New Blackberry Smartphones

FPC Sensors Used in New Blackberry Smartphones

“In the Evolve and Evolve X, the sensors are rear-mounted, supporting biometric user authentication together with a face unlock system. “ Fingerprint Cards biometric technology is being used in a new pair of smartphones from Blackberry licensee Optiemus Infracom. The Indian company’s new phone, the Evolve, is a budget offering, priced at about $365, and…

Synaptics Unfazed By Mobile Challenges In Corporate Update

Synaptics Unfazed By Mobile Challenges In Corporate Update

Synaptics has issued fiscal results for its 2018 fourth quarter, ended June 30th. Revenues for the quarter were down nine percent year over year, at $388.5 million, and the company saw a net loss for the quarter of $1.5 million. For the fiscal year, revenues came in at $1.63 billion, a year-over-year decrease of five…

IDEX Board Members Choose Shares for Remuneration

IDEX Board Members Choose Shares for Remuneration

“All of the other board proposals put forward at IDEX’s AGM were also approved…” Members of IDEX‘s board of directors are demonstrating their confidence in the company with significant share acquisitions. The disclosure comes after the company’s annual general meeting on May 11th, in which it was resolved that board members could choose to receive…

IDEX Sensors See ‘Customer Launch’ in Middle Eastern Biometric Cards Project

IDEX Sensors See ‘Customer Launch’ in Middle Eastern Biometric Cards Project

“This customer launch is yet another indication of the significant interest in biometrics in the smart cards for payments industry.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX IDEX has announced that its fingerprint sensors are being used in another biometric cards project in the Middle East. The news arrives a couple of months after a similar announcement…

Synaptics Management May Discuss ‘Forward-Looking Info’ in Fiscal 2018 Update

Synaptics Management May Discuss ‘Forward-Looking Info’ in Fiscal 2018 Update

Synaptics will unveil its Q4 and fiscal 2018 results on August 9th, the company has announced. The results will be posted after market close, with a corresponding conference call scheduled for 5:00pm Eastern Time. In a statement announcing the plan, Synaptics offered little further information on the information to be presented. But the company did…

JINCO Partnership Brings IDEX’s Biometric Card Tech to Major Projects

JINCO Partnership Brings IDEX’s Biometric Card Tech to Major Projects

“JINCO is a leading smart card integration pioneer and we are very proud that they have chosen to integrate our fingerprint sensor into their dual-interface biometric cards.” -Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX IDEX has announced successful integrations of its fingerprint sensor technology by its partner JINCO Universal. Based in Taiwan, JINCO offers sophisticated smart card solutions…

Fingerprint Cards Reports Stabilizing Sales in Q2 2018 Update

Fingerprint Cards Reports Stabilizing Sales in Q2 2018 Update

Fingerprint Cards issued its Q2 update today, with the report depicting the continuation of trends seen in its last quarterly result. Revenues for the quarter came in at SEK 389.9 million, a decrease of 53 percent year-over-year. FPC also continued to see a net loss, which amounted to SEK 467.9 million, compared to a loss…

IDEX Makes Further Progress in Biometric Card Certifications

IDEX Makes Further Progress in Biometric Card Certifications

“It all points to IDEX’s pursuit of opportunities in the emerging biometric cards market, particularly with respect to payment cards.” IDEX‘s fingerprint sensor for biometric cards has been certified by a major global payment provider, the company has announced. As for the details of the certification, IDEX is staying tight-lipped. But the revelation came from…

Nikon Files Patent for Biometric Camera Tech

Nikon Files Patent for Biometric Camera Tech

“The company’s patent details how its biometric sensors could be used to detect the user’s mood at the time a photograph is taken, based on things like heart rate, perspiration, blood pressure, and so on.” A newly published patent filed by Nikon suggests that biometric technology may be on the verge of catching on in…

IDEX Dual-Interface Biometric Card Tech to Be Used for Banking on Major Chinese Payment Network

IDEX Dual-Interface Biometric Card Tech to Be Used for Banking on Major Chinese Payment Network

“Having a sensor suitable for dual-interface cards is very important to meet customer demand, especially in the banking segment.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX IDEX‘s fingerprint sensor technology for dual-interface smart cards has passed “engineering integration and validation” tests with authentication and transaction security specialist Feitian, the company has announced. IDEX and Feitian first announced…

SmartMetric Puts Biometric Card Into Production

SmartMetric Puts Biometric Card Into Production

“News of the card’s production comes after SmartMetric’s announcement in May that it had won a contract to provide biometric access control cards, based on the same technology, to an academic institution through distribution partner Grupo Datco.” SmartMetric‘s biometric card solution is now in production, the company has announced. Like other emerging solutions in the…

Touch Biometrix Gets Funding from Welsh Gov’t

Touch Biometrix Gets Funding from Welsh Gov’t

Welsh fingerprint sensor startup Touch Biometrix has managed to acquire some funding from the Wales government. The funding comes from the SMARTCymru program, which is aimed at supporting businesses across five phases of development. For Touch Biometrix, the funding will apply to the first phase – “Technical and Commercial Feasibility”. In announcing the funding, Touch…

Synaptics, AMD Collaborating on Solution for Biometric Windows Notebooks

Synaptics, AMD Collaborating on Solution for Biometric Windows Notebooks

“The technology is being used together with Windows Hello, the biometric authentication platform built into the Windows 10 operating system.” Synaptics has teamed up with US-based chip maker AMD to deliver biometric security to computer products. More specifically, forthcoming notebook PCs based on the AMD Ryzen Mobile platform will integrate fingerprint sensors from Synaptics –…

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Ritu Favre, CEO of NEXT Biometrics. The conversation starts with a review of her first year as the company’s leader and her major accomplishments in the role. The conversation moves on to the major security benefits of NEXT’s large area sensors and the demanding…

IDEX Joins The Asia Pacific Smart Card Association

IDEX Joins The Asia Pacific Smart Card Association

“…the company asserted that ‘APSCA has one of the largest business networks in Asia with over 11,000 payments and identity industry executives from end-users and suppliers, including senior decision-makers from government agencies, banks, credit card companies, transport and ticketing operators, mobile operators and merchants.’” IDEX has become a member of the Asia Pacific Smart Card…

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