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Fingerprints Sets Date for Q4 Update

Fingerprints Sets Date for Q4 Update

“Fingerprints has continued to see multiple smartphone integrations of its fingerprint sensor technology in recent months.” Fingerprint Cards (or “Fingerprints”) has set a date for the publication of its fourth quarter results for 2018. They’ll be published at 07:00 CET on February 15th, with a phone conference and webcast to discuss the results slated to…

Fingerprint Cards are Driving French Fintech Innovation

Fingerprint Cards are Driving French Fintech Innovation

The French bank Société Générale made headlines last October when it rolled out new payment cards with biometric fingerprint authentication. The pilot program demonstrated the country’s ongoing commitment to financial innovation and smart card technology, a trend that dates back to the first chip-based cards in 1988. Fingerprint Cards is similarly positioning itself at the…

Identity Devices Announces Aadhaar-Focused Platform

Identity Devices Announces Aadhaar-Focused Platform

Fresh off of its partnership announcement with Fingerprint Cards, the new Swedish company Identity Devices has made its first big push into India’s Aadhaar market, announcing a ‘Biometric Privacy Platform’ (BPP) designed for the enormous biometric national ID program. The BPP is described as an offering of both hardware and software for the Aadhaar ecosystem,…

Forthcoming Cryptocurrency Wallet to Feature FPC Biometrics

Forthcoming Cryptocurrency Wallet to Feature FPC Biometrics

“Shaped like a standard credit card, the new ‘wallet’ will feature an integrated fingerprint reader provided by Fingerprints for user authentication.” A forthcoming cryptocurrency wallet will feature biometric security care of Fingerprints (FPC). The solution is being developed by Danish smart card specialist CardLab, in collaboration with Spatium, a firm that has previously developed a…

Fingerprint Cards Looks to Expand Reach with New Partnership

Fingerprint Cards Looks to Expand Reach with New Partnership

“…Identity Devices will leverage fingerprint and iris scanning technology from Fingerprint Cards through their multi-year partnership.” Sweden-based Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has teamed up with a compatriot in the biometric authentication space in its latest bid to expand its reach beyond the mobile sector. Its new partner is Identity Devices, a firm founded by former FIDO…

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…

Major Italian Bank to Trial Gemalto’s Biometric Mastercard

Major Italian Bank to Trial Gemalto’s Biometric Mastercard

“Participating Intesa Sanpaolo customers will be able to make secure contactless payments with their biometric Mastercards just by holding a registered fingerprint over the sensor as they tap to pay…” Gemalto has officially announced the first Italian trial of its biometric payment card technology. It’s a collaboration with Mastercard and domestic bank Intesa Sanpaolo. It…

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…

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…

Feitian Teams with Fingerprint Cards for Biometric Sensor Tech

Feitian Teams with Fingerprint Cards for Biometric Sensor Tech

Fingerprint Cards and Feitian have teamed up on biometric cards, announcing that the former’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module will be incorporated into Feitian’s contactless payment cards. It’s the latest twist in the rapidly evolving biometric payment cards industry, with Feitian previously having collaborated extensively with another fingerprint sensor specialist, IDEX. The two companies first announced…

Fingerprint Cards Bets On ‘Cool’ Factor for Biometric Cards in China

Fingerprint Cards Bets On ‘Cool’ Factor for Biometric Cards in China

Fingerprint Cards is betting on biometric payment cards becoming the next cool way to pay in China. In a post on its website, the Swedish company notes that mobile payments have taken off in a big way in China, thanks in large part to the enormous popularity of smartphones in the culture. Not only Apple…

Fingerprint Cards Tech to Be Used in Italian Biometric Payment Card Trial

Fingerprint Cards Tech to Be Used in Italian Biometric Payment Card Trial

“It’s the latest sign of the escalating activity in the nascent biometric payment cards market.” Fingerprint Cards technology is going to be used in Italy’s first trial of biometric payment cards, the company has announced. The trial will be the result of a collaboration with Zwipe and Gemalto, whose card solution uses a sensor model…

Fingerprint Cards Regains Sales Growth in Q3 Update

Fingerprint Cards Regains Sales Growth in Q3 Update

Fingerprint Cards (or “Fingerprints”) has issued its interim report for the first three quarters of the year, highlighting sequential growth amid continuing difficulties in the highly saturated mobile fingerprint sensor market. For the January – September period, Fingerprints’ revenues came in at SEK 1,110.8 M, a drop of 53 percent compared to the same period…

Fingerprints Hones India Focus with New Partnership

Fingerprints Hones India Focus with New Partnership

Fingerprints has a major new distribution partner for the South Asian market. The company has teamed up with Excelpoint Systems, a Singapore-based firm that offers electronic components and engineering services to OEMs in the APAC region. In a statement announcing the partnership, Fingerprints explained that “Excelpoint works closely with its principals to create innovative solutions…

Biometrics on New Google Devices Powered by Fingerprints

Biometrics on New Google Devices Powered by Fingerprints

“The Pixel 3 smartphones’ fingerprint sensors are rear-mounted, while the Pixel Slate’s fingerprint sensor has been integrated into its power button.” With the unveiling of Google’s latest mobile devices, Fingerprints (FPC) is celebrating some very high-profile deployments. The company has revealed that Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, as well as its Pixel Slate…

2018 EAB Awards Recognize Cutting-Edge Biometrics Research

2018 EAB Awards Recognize Cutting-Edge Biometrics Research

The European Association for Biometrics, a non-profit industry association, has presented three European researchers with awards recognizing their efforts. One of the academics, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid’s Ruben Tolosana, received the European Biometrics Industry Award for a thesis entitled “Incorporating Touch Biometrics to Mobile Passwords,” which detailed a mobile authentication system in which a user…

Mi 8 Youth Smartphone Features Fingerprint Cards Biometric Sensor

Mi 8 Youth Smartphone Features Fingerprint Cards Biometric Sensor

Xiaomi is once again using Fingerprint Cards technology to power the biometric authentication capabilities of a new smartphone. FPC has announced that the company’s Mi 8 Youth smartphone features an FPC1291 fingerprint sensor. It is, of course, the same fingerprint sensor model used in the original Mi 8 and the budget-friendly Mi 8 SE devices…

Goodix Responds to FPC Patent Lawsuit

Goodix Responds to FPC Patent Lawsuit

“Notably, the companies’ characterizations of the allegation itself differ in one important way.” Goodix has responded to Fingerprint Cards‘ recent allegation of patent infringement, asserting in a statement that FPC’s lawsuit filed with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court “is without merit.” The Shenzhen-based company added that “it will vigorously defend itself” against the allegation. Notably,…

FPC Alleges Patent Infringement Against Goodix

FPC Alleges Patent Infringement Against Goodix

Fingerprint Cards has filed a complaint with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court over alleged patent infringement by Shenzhen based Goodix Technology Co. In announcing the complaint, FPC offered few details concerning its specific allegations against Goodix, explaining only that “some of the fingerprint sensing chips” sold by Goodix violate one of FPC’s patents. In appealing…

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