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FPC Powers Fingerprint Biometrics on New Card from Elementik Technologies

FPC Powers Fingerprint Biometrics on New Card from Elementik Technologies

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has placed its FPC BM-Lite biometric module in a new biometric authentication card from India’s Elementik Technologies. The card has been dubbed the ByteSeal, and FPC is boasting that it will be the “first fingerprint biometrics enabled authentication card” to hit the market in India. The ByteSeal offers wireless BLE and NFC…

Cornèrcard Launches Limited Edition Batch of 100 Fingerprint-Scanning Visa Cards

Cornèrcard Launches Limited Edition Batch of 100 Fingerprint-Scanning Visa Cards

“Like other emerging biometric payment cards, the Cornèrcard Biometric Gold Visa supports contactless payments and is designed to harvest energy from payment terminals.” Switzerland has become the site of one of the very first commercial launches of a biometric payment card. It’s a significant development, though it is on a small scale. Cornèrcard has launched…

New Biometric Sensor from FPC Targets Foldable Smartphones

New Biometric Sensor from FPC Targets Foldable Smartphones

Fingerprint Cards has released a new side-mounted capacitive touch sensor built specifically for mobile devices. The FPC1540 boasts a slim design that can be integrated into a range of different form factors, including foldable and borderless smartphone models. “As smartphone design diversifies, biometrics are becoming an enabler for innovation and differentiation,” said Fingerprint Cards Mobile…

FPC Continues to Battle Falling ASPs in Q3 Update

FPC Continues to Battle Falling ASPs in Q3 Update

Fingerprint Cards has issued its results for the latest quarter, showing a dip in revenues as mobile fingerprint sensors ASPs continue to fall. The company saw revenues of SEK 352.5 million in Q3 of 2019, compared to revenues of SEK 431.2 million in the third quarter of 2018. Commenting on the results, CEO Christian Fredrikson…

400 Smartphone Models Feature FPC Biometric Sensors

400 Smartphone Models Feature FPC Biometric Sensors

Even as it continues to expand beyond fingerprint biometrics, Sweden-based Fingerprint Cards is celebrating a major milestone in its smartphone fingerprint sensor business. The company has announced that its sensors are now being used in 400 different smartphone models. In a statement, Fingerprint Cards’ mobile business VP Ted Hansson gestured to the company’s status as…

Fingerprint Cards Touts New Biometric Module’s IoT Applications

Fingerprint Cards Touts New Biometric Module’s IoT Applications

“IoT is connecting the world around us, so the ways we access our homes and digital services need to keep up.” – Thomas Rex, SVP BL Smartcards, Automotive & Embedded, Fingerprints Fingerprint Cards has announced an updated version of its FPC-BM solution. Like its predecessor, the new FPC BM-Lite is a biometric module designed to…

Fingerprints Launches Touchless 2.0 Face and Iris Scanning Platform

Fingerprints Launches Touchless 2.0 Face and Iris Scanning Platform

“With its upgraded Touchless 2.0 platform, Fingerprint Cards says it is targeting a range of application areas including mobile devices, payments, the automotive sector, and access control.” Fingerprint Cards continues its expansion beyond fingerprint recognition with the announcement of Touchless 2.0, a biometric platform combining facial recognition and iris recognition. While FPC gained renown primarily…

FPC Places Biometric Sensor in New Payment Device from JCB

FPC Places Biometric Sensor in New Payment Device from JCB

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition Fingerprint Cards has placed one of its sensors in a new payment device from JCB. The device will support “personal authentication applications” in addition to contactless payments. The presence of an FPC sensor suggests that people will be able to use the device itself to add an extra layer of…

Goodix Provides In-display Biometric Sensor for Honor 20 Lite Youth Edition

Goodix Provides In-display Biometric Sensor for Honor 20 Lite Youth Edition

In-display fingerprint scanning technology has found its way into another new smartphone, this time from the Huawei-owned Honor brand. The new Honor 20 Lite Youth Edition’s fingerprint sensor comes by way of Goodix, marking a change from the Honor 20 Lite smartphone launched this past summer, which featured the FPC1511 – Fingerprint Cards’ most cost-effective…

NatWest Biometric Card Trial Powered by FPC & Gemalto

NatWest Biometric Card Trial Powered by FPC & Gemalto

“The new payment cards have been developed in partnership with Mastercard and Gemalto, the digital security specialist acquired by Thales earlier this year.” Fingerprint Cards‘ fingerprint sensor technology is in play in NatWest’s biometric credit card trial, the company has confirmed. The pilot program was just launched by the British bank, expanding its exploration of…

NatWest Starts Biometric Credit Card Trials in UK

NatWest Starts Biometric Credit Card Trials in UK

“The biometric credit card trial will see payment cards issued to 150 participants, with spending limits for contactless transactions set to £100…” NatWest has started trialing biometric credit cards in the UK, the major bank has announced. The move follows a trial of biometric debit cards conducted earlier this year. As in that pilot program,…

MeReal’s New Biometric Cards to Feature FPC Sensors

MeReal’s New Biometric Cards to Feature FPC Sensors

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has announced that it will once again be providing fingerprint sensors for MeReal’s next shipment of biometric cards. The new cards are expected to hit the market in 2020, and will feature an FPC1300 sensor. MeReal recently unveiled a new biometric smart card called the Keyper, although it’s unclear if the Keyper…

FPC Survey Finds Broad Support for Contactless Biometric Payment Cards

FPC Survey Finds Broad Support for Contactless Biometric Payment Cards

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has conducted a poll of banks and consumers in an effort to learn more about their views about financial security and the prospects for biometric payment cards. The company found that banks and consumers are generally aligned in their views, especially when it comes to the significance of contactless payments. On that…

FPC Client Orders 100,000 T-Shape Sensors for Biometric Card Solution

FPC Client Orders 100,000 T-Shape Sensors for Biometric Card Solution

Fingerprint Cards has received its first order for the use of its T-Shape fingerprint sensor module outside of the payments market, the company has announced. The order is for one hundred thousand sensors to be delivered this year. Fingerprint Cards hasn’t named its client in this case, but explained in a statement that the T-Shape…

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’…

Government Biometrics Dominates This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Government Biometrics Dominates This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Government biometrics appears to be the theme of the week in FindBiometrics’ latest roundup of top stories. More specifically, three of this week’s top five concern government agencies’ use of biometric technology to identify individuals in their charge. Perhaps the biggest story of these concerned a new draft Request for Quote from the US Customs…

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.…

FPC Schedules Q2 Results Presentation for August 15

FPC Schedules Q2 Results Presentation for August 15

Fingerprint Cards has announced that it will be sharing its second quarter results on Thursday, August 15th. In addition to a written report, the fingerprint recognition specialist will detail its performance during a teleconference and a webcast in English at 09:00 CEST. The Swedish company will also be answering questions during that time. While it’s…

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