fingerprint sensors

New Huawei and Honor Phones Feature FPC Biometrics

New Huawei and Honor Phones Feature FPC Biometrics

“The FPC1511 was pitched as FPC’s most cost-effective fingerprint sensor when it was first unveiled in June of 2018…” Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has placed its FPC1511 fingerprint sensor in a trio of new smartphones from Huawei and Honor. The sensor is now providing secure biometric authentication for the Huawei P20 Lite and Huawei Y9 Prime,…

Fingerprint Cards Back in Black in Q2 Update

Fingerprint Cards Back in Black in Q2 Update

Fingerprint Cards is back in the black in its latest quarterly update, showing a slight profit for Q2 2019 after a challenging period of adjustment to dropping ASPs in the mobile fingerprint sensor market. Improved Results Revenues for the April-June period came in at SEK 381.8 million. That’s a two percent drop against Fingerprint Cards’…

Precise Biometrics Q2 Update Sheds Light on Smart Card Plans

Precise Biometrics Q2 Update Sheds Light on Smart Card Plans

“As previously communicated, we are expecting modest initial volumes of biometric smart cards to be delivered at the end of 2019, followed by larger volumes in 2020.” – Stefan K. Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics Precise Biometrics has issued its latest quarterly results, depicting a dip in revenues but continuing progress in the company’s three key…

NEXT Provides Fingerprint Sensors for Unnamed Access Control Provider

NEXT Provides Fingerprint Sensors for Unnamed Access Control Provider

NEXT Biometrics is expanding its market reach through a new partnership with an unnamed provider of access control solutions for the global market. The deal specifically concerns NEXT’s One Touch ID 2010 ultra-slim FAP20 fingerprint sensor, which will be integrated into a range of identity verification and access control devices over the course of the…

Is FPC the Mysterious Samsung Galaxy A10s Fingerprint Sensor Supplier?

Is FPC the Mysterious Samsung Galaxy A10s Fingerprint Sensor Supplier?

“FPC’s statement indicates that while Samsung ordered (and FPC delivered) fingerprint sensors for the Galaxy A10s, there’s a chance that Samsung may have used technology from another provider for the final version of the A10s.” Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has issued a somewhat vague statement on the fingerprint sensor in Samsung’s recently unveiled Galaxy A10s smartphone.…

Revenue Dip Continues in Synaptics’ Q4 Results

Revenue Dip Continues in Synaptics’ Q4 Results

Synaptics has issued its results for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year, ended June 30th. The quarter saw the continuation of a downward trend in revenues seen in its last quarterly update, with net revenues coming in at $295.1 million. That’s 24 percent lower than revenues in the same quarter of last year, and…

NEXT Provides Biometric Sensors for SUNMI Aadhaar POS Terminals

NEXT Provides Biometric Sensors for SUNMI Aadhaar POS Terminals

“NEXT has made considerable strides in India since receiving its Aadhaar certification, and has placed a particularly strong focus on Point-of-Sale terminals.” NEXT Biometrics has partnered with the Shanghai-based SUNMI Technology to develop Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals for the Indian market. The P1 POS terminals will leverage NEXT’s fingerprint sensor technology, which was first certified for Aadhaar…

IDEX Biometrics to Post Q2 Results on August 15

IDEX Biometrics to Post Q2 Results on August 15

“IDEX says its conference call will be hosted by Chief Executive Officer Stan Swearingen and Chief Financial Officer Derek D’Antilio.” IDEX Biometrics will publish its Q2 results on Thursday, August 15th, the company has announced. The results will arrive alongside a conference call scheduled for 15:00 CET. In announcing the Q2 update schedule, IDEX did…

Synaptics Announces New CEO: Michael Hurlston

Synaptics Announces New CEO: Michael Hurlston

Synaptics has announced its next CEO: Michael Hurlston will take the helm on August 19th, and is expected to join the company’s Board of Directors at the same time. Hurlston is coming to Synaptics straight from Finisar, where he has served as chief executive since January of last year. His appointment at Synaptics can therefore…

NEXT Provides Biometric Sensors for TROIKA’s Aadhaar POS Terminals

NEXT Provides Biometric Sensors for TROIKA’s Aadhaar POS Terminals

NEXT Biometrics is continuing to expand is presence in the Indian market, forming a new partnership with yet another Aadhaar payment platform. This time, NEXT is teaming up with TROIKA Transsolutions, which will be deploying NEXT’s fingerprint sensors in Point-of-Sale terminals designed as part of an Aadhaar Enabled Payment System. TROIKA’s comprehensive financial portfolio includes…

NXP’s Biometric Cards Module Gets CAST Certification

NXP’s Biometric Cards Module Gets CAST Certification

NXP has become the first player in the emerging biometric payment cards market to reach an important milestone, announcing that its Secure Processing Module for fingerprint-on-card technology has become the first such solution to attain certification through Mastercard’s Compliance Assessment and Security Testing, or CAST, program. A Secure and Efficient Solution NXP says its module…

Aratek Deploys Access-IS MRZ Reader in Marshall Handheld

Aratek Deploys Access-IS MRZ Reader in Marshall Handheld

Aratek has shared more details about its Marshall biometric handheld, boasting about the device’s document-reading capabilities. The company revealed that the Marshall is powered by the OCR310e miniature OCR reading engine from Access-IS, an MRZ reader that allows the Marshall to read lines of code embedded in passports, visas, permanent residency permits, and other official…

Goodix Accuses Egis of Fingerprint Sensor Patent Infringement

Goodix Accuses Egis of Fingerprint Sensor Patent Infringement

“The accusation specifically concerns Goodix’s In-display Fingerprint Sensor, which was released in 2017 and has since been integrated into more than 50 smartphone models, including Huawei’s P30 series and Vivo’s Nex S…” Goodix Technology has accused Egis Technology of patent infringement, filing a complaint with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court to settle the matter. Goodix…

Manufacturing Standards Achievement Positions IDEX For Mass Production of Biometric Cards

Manufacturing Standards Achievement Positions IDEX For Mass Production of Biometric Cards

“With the manufacturing standards achieved, and the capacity of the production line, I am confident that biometric smart cards are ready for mass production and volume delivery to customers.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has achieved an important milestone in the biometric payment cards race, thanks to one of its customers. The…

BIO-key Brings in Capital with Secured Convertible Note

BIO-key Brings in Capital with Secured Convertible Note

BIO-key has sold a $3.06 million Senior Secured Convertible Note, the company has announced. The Note was sold to Lind Global Macro Fund, with $2.55 million in proceeds at closing. In a statement, BIO-key explained that the capital raised in the transaction will “be used for general working capital purposes, including repayment of outstanding indebtedness.”…

Integrated Biometrics Provides Scanner for New Corvus Handheld

Integrated Biometrics Provides Scanner for New Corvus Handheld

Corvus Integration has unveiled a new multimodal handheld that leverages fingerprint technology from Integrated Biometrics (IB). Dubbed the Tetrad ID Sleeve, the lightweight device offers iris, face, and fingerprint recognition, the latter of which is delivered via IB’s Five-O ten-print fingerprint scanner. The Five-O is an FBI-certified FAP 50 scanner, and provides fingerprint enrollment and…

Feitian Joins the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association

Feitian Joins the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association

“Feitian made its announcement at the recent Identiverse 2019 event in Washington, DC, where the company also showcased its major new security product, the AllinPass K33.” China-based Feitian has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, or MISA, the company has announced. MISA is Microsoft’s effort to team up with strategic security partners to help defend…

IDEX Biometrics Wins Australian Patent for Payment Card Fingerprint Enrollment

IDEX Biometrics Wins Australian Patent for Payment Card Fingerprint Enrollment

“In IDEX’s system, a smart card – eg. a biometric credit card – would be mailed to an end user together with a lightweight receptacle featuring an integrated power source. The card is inserted into the receptacle, and then the user registers their fingerprint on the card.” IDEX Biometrics has won an Australian patent for…

Zwipe Teams with XH Smart on Biometric Card Tech

Zwipe Teams with XH Smart on Biometric Card Tech

Zwipe is teaming up with the Chinese smart card manufacturer XH Smart with an eye towards the release of biometric payment cards. The two companies will collaborate to develop new end-to-end payment solutions, with Zwipe providing advisory services in addition to physical components. “We are excited to partner with XH Smart and to contribute to…

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