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Huawei Honor 9i and Nova 2i Smartphones Use FPC Sensors

Huawei Honor 9i and Nova 2i Smartphones Use FPC Sensors

Two more new smartphones are using Fingerprint Cards (FPC) sensors for their fingerprint scanning capabilities. Both are from Huawei. One, the Nova 2i, is a mid-range smartphone aimed primarily at the Malaysia market. The other is the Honor 9i, a kind of sequel device to the Honor 9 launched earlier this year, and is aimed at…

Huawei Honor WaterPlay Tablet Features FPC Sensor

Huawei Honor WaterPlay Tablet Features FPC Sensor

Huawei is using a Fingerprint Cards sensor in another new offering in its Honor line of mobile devices. The Honor WaterPlay features an FPC1145 fingerprint sensor. It’s a tablet device, and as the name suggests, its IP67-rated water resistance is a key marketing point. Other features of the tablet include a 10.1″ QXGA display, a…

Huawei Honor 7X Featured FPC1028 Sensor

Huawei Honor 7X Featured FPC1028 Sensor

“FPC says it’s the company’s most cost-efficient sensor yet, and Huawei is evidently enthusiastic about the offering…” Huawei is about to launch another device in its Honor line of smartphones, and has once again gone with Fingerprint Cards technology for the device’s biometric capability. Fingerprint Cards has announced that the Huawei Honor 7X features an…

FPC1075 Sensor Featured in Two New Smartphones For ‘Major OEM’

FPC1075 Sensor Featured in Two New Smartphones For ‘Major OEM’

“News of the integrations comes after multiple other recent announcements of FPC smartphone integrations with clients including Huawei and Vivo.” A big-name smartphone maker is taking advantage of Fingerprint Cards‘ new FPC1075 sensor model in two new smartphones. In a statement announcing the integrations, FPC declined to name the client in question, referring to it…

Precise BioMatch Embedded Software Featured on CardLab Smart Card

Precise BioMatch Embedded Software Featured on CardLab Smart Card

“Fingerprint Cards hardware and Precise Biometrics software have frequently been combined to offer biometric authentication, most often in mobile devices.” In its first smart card integration, Fingerprint Cards’ T-Shape biometric sensor module is being supported by Precise Biometrics software. In a statement, the latter company has revealed that its Precise BioMatch Embedded software is being…

Zwipe’s First Biometric Smart Card Shipment Features FPC Sensors

Zwipe’s First Biometric Smart Card Shipment Features FPC Sensors

The biometric smart cards that have just been shipped by Zwipe feature Fingerprint Cards fingerprint sensors, the latter has announced. It’s Zwipe’s first shipment of its biometric smart card solution, and represents the first in what could be a long line, with Zwipe having just announced that it has established seven new agreements with payments…

Consumers Want Biometric Smartphones, and Love Fingerprint Scanning: FPC Study

Consumers Want Biometric Smartphones, and Love Fingerprint Scanning: FPC Study

Fingerprint scanning is the top biometric modality on mobile devices around the world, suggest new findings from a Fingerprint Cards-commissioned study. The study was carried out by Kantar TNS in two phases. One looked at qualitative research, entailing two-hour focus group sessions with 48 consumers across London, Shanghai, and Delhi. The other was a quantitative…

EU Smart Cards Specialist Embraces New FPC Sensor Module

EU Smart Cards Specialist Embraces New FPC Sensor Module

Just a week after Fingerprint Cards‘ announcement of its new fingerprint sensor module for smart cards, the company has now claimed its first customer for the solution. Cardlab, a Danish secure smart card specialist, will integrate FPC’s T-Shape module into its own biometric card reference design. The companies’ relationship goes back some way before the…

Huawei Maimang 6 Gives New FPC Sensor Model Its Debut

Huawei Maimang 6 Gives New FPC Sensor Model Its Debut

Fingerprint Cards‘ new fingerprint sensor model, the FPC1028, is now seeing its first smartphone deployment with the Maimang 6 from Huawei. In a statement announcing the integration, FPC emphasized that the FCP1028 is its most cost-efficient fingerprint sensor, thanks to the small size of the sensor’s surface area. This is far from Huawei’s first integration…

New Vivo Smartphone Reflects Design Trend Noted by FPC

New Vivo Smartphone Reflects Design Trend Noted by FPC

“…its fingerprint sensor is on the rear, in line with a trend among FPC clients reported in the company’s recent revised revenue guidance for Q3.” Vivo’s new X20 smartphone features an FPC1035 fingerprint sensor, Fingerprint Cards has announced. The China-based smartphone maker is a longtime Fingerprint Cards client and has integrated the latter’s biometric technology…

Fingerprint Cards Announces Affiliations With EMVCo and Eurosmart

Fingerprint Cards Announces Affiliations With EMVCo and Eurosmart

Fingerprint Cards has joined two major industry alliances that could considerably extend its influence in the payments industry. One of them, Eurosmart, brings together digital security solutions providers in the interest of promoting the industry and collaborating to help establish the European Union’s Digital Single Market. FPC has joined the alliance as an executive member,…

FPC’s T-Shape Module ‘A Big Step’ Toward High-Volume Smart Card Production

FPC’s T-Shape Module ‘A Big Step’ Toward High-Volume Smart Card Production

Fingerprint Cards has announced a new module design for its fingerprint sensor technology. Called T-Shape, the module is intended specifically for smart card applications. T-Shape is designed to comply with ISO standards for smart cards, and FPC is aiming for Card Quality Management compliance as well. The module takes advantage of the ultra-thin FCP1300 fingerprint…

FPC Biometrics Featured on Xiaomi Mi A1 Smartphone

FPC Biometrics Featured on Xiaomi Mi A1 Smartphone

Another new smartphone from Xiaomi is using Fingerprint Cards technology for user authentication. Not to be confused with the HiSense A1, which also uses an FPC sensor, the Xiaomi Mi A1 features an FPC1035 sensor model. News of its integration comes only about a week after the announcement of two other Xiaomi device integrations, with…

FPC Issues Q3 Revenues Warning as iPhone X Disrupts Fingerprint Sensor Market

FPC Issues Q3 Revenues Warning as iPhone X Disrupts Fingerprint Sensor Market

Fingerprint Cards‘ mobile business is on the upswing after a difficult first half of the year, but the iPhone X has thrown a wrench into the market. In a statement announcing its revenue range for Q3 of this year, FPC said it is “currently experiencing a cautious market”, and pointed to the announcement of Apple’s…

iPhone X’s Face ID Signals Innovation, But The Future Is Multimodal: FPC

iPhone X’s Face ID Signals Innovation, But The Future Is Multimodal: FPC

Apple’s introduction of Face ID on its new iPhone X smartphone is “another sign of the speed of innovation when it comes to biometrics,” but the future is multimodal, writes Fingerprint Cards CTO Pontus Jägemalm on his company’s inaugural blog post. Noting that the fingerprint biometrics specialist acquired iris recognition solutions provider Delta ID earlier this…

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Features FPC Biometric Sensor

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Features FPC Biometric Sensor

Fingerprint Cards‘ biometric technology is being used in two new Xiaomi smartphones. The Mi Mix 2 features an FPC1235 sensor model, the same one used in the original Mi Mix device and a white model launched near the start of this year. The Mi Note 3, meanwhile, features an FPC1268 sensor, a change from the…

FPC Fingerprint Sensor Featured on Lumigon T3

FPC Fingerprint Sensor Featured on Lumigon T3

A Fingerprint Cards fingerprint sensor is being used in a new smartphone from Lumigon, the company has announced. Called the Lumigon T3, the device features an FPC1155 sensor model. It’s the same sensor model used in the recently launched BPhone 2017, and in the AGM X1 rugged smartphone launched earlier this year. Lumigon is a…

BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition Features FPC Biometric Sensor

BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition Features FPC Biometric Sensor

BlackBerry has launched a new version of its KeyOne smartphone, and it once again includes a Fingerprint Cards fingerprint sensor. The original KEYone was launched at this year’s MWC, when it became the world’s first smartphone to feature a fingerprint sensor embedded in one of its keyboard keys. It paved the way, in a sense,…

New Smartphone From HiSense Features Fingerprint Cards Technology

New Smartphone From HiSense Features Fingerprint Cards Technology

A new smartphone from HiSense features Fingerprint Cards technology. The HiSense A2 Pro’s fingerprint scanning capability is powered by an FPC1145 sensor. The device is a new iteration of the HiSense A2 launched near the start of the year, and true to form, features the same FPC sensor model. China-based HiSense also used an FPC…

FPC Joins Ethical Electronics Nonprofit Coalition

FPC Joins Ethical Electronics Nonprofit Coalition

Fingerprint Cards is now an affiliate member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, the company has announced. The EICC is a nonprofit coalition of retail, electronics, automotive, and toy companies founded in 2004. Its aim, according to the EICC’s website, is to support “the rights and wellbeing of works and communities worldwide affected by the…

FPC Announces Multiple Fingerprint Sensor Integrations

FPC Announces Multiple Fingerprint Sensor Integrations

Fingerprint Cards is celebrating a few new fingerprint sensor integrations this week. The company has announced that its FPC1145 fingerprint sensor is being used in three new smartphone models from a “major Japanese OEM”, which the company has declined to name. FPC had also announced a smartphone integration with an unnamed Japanese OEM at the…

LG V30 Features Face, Voice and Fingerprint Biometrics

LG V30 Features Face, Voice and Fingerprint Biometrics

LG’s new flagship phone, the LG V30, was unveiled at this week’s IFA Berlin consumer electronics trade show and features an FPC1035 fingerprint sensor, Fingerprint Cards has revealed. LG is a longtime client of FPC, having used the same fingerprint sensor model in its recent LG Q8 smartphone and numerous other recent devices. The sensor…

The Redmi Note 5A Features An FPC1035 Sensor

The Redmi Note 5A Features An FPC1035 Sensor

Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in another of Xiaomi’s Redmi devices. The company has announced that the Redmi Note 5A features an FPC1035 sensor. It’s the same sensor model used in various other devices in Xiaomi’s Redmi line, including the Redmi 4, the Redmi 4 Pro, and the Redmi Note 4X. Xiaomi has also…

FPC Refines Focus on Smart Cards with New Appointment

FPC Refines Focus on Smart Cards with New Appointment

“FPC has also been delving into the market, with the company’s fingerprint sensor technology having recently been integrated into a smart card used in a new casino in France..” Fingerprint Cards is refining its leadership structure to help the company more effectively target the emerging smart cards market. Currently, SVP Niklas Strid heads both FPC’s…

Fingerprint Cards Tech Used in a New Phone From Bkav

Fingerprint Cards Tech Used in a New Phone From Bkav

Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in a new phone from Bkav. The company has announced that the Vietnam-based company’s BPhone 2017 features an FPC1155 fingerprint sensor. This appears to be FPC’s first integration with Bkav. Founded in 1995, the latter has established itself primarily as a network and software security specialist. It launched its…

Fingerprint Cards Provides Biometrics For Sharp Aquos S2

Fingerprint Cards Provides Biometrics For Sharp Aquos S2

A new Sharp smartphone features biometric authentication technology from Fingerprint Cards. An FPC1145 sensor powers the fingerprint scanning of the Sharp Aquos S2, FPC has revealed. It’s the same sensor model used in Sharp’s previous phone, the Z3, which was announced earlier this year. Sharp also integrated the FPC1145 into last year’s Aquos Zeta SH-04H and…

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Featured on Moto G5S and G5S Plus

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Featured on Moto G5S and G5S Plus

New devices from the Lenovo-owned Moto mobile brand feature biometric technology from Fingerprint Cards. The fingerprint sensor specialist has announced that its FPC1035 sensor model is being used in Moto’s G5S and G5S Plus smartphones. Moto is a frequent customer of FPC, with two other integrations having been announced last month alone, in the Z2…

FPC Tech Used In Kaadas K8 Push Pull Biometric Door Lock

FPC Tech Used In Kaadas K8 Push Pull Biometric Door Lock

Fingerprint Cards has announced another integration of its biometric technology outside of its usual mobile market: The Kaadas K8 Push Pull door lock features an embedded FPC1020 fingerprint sensor. Kaadas is relatively new to the physical access scene, having been established in 2013. It is based in Shenzhen, and specializes in door lock solutions, bringing…

Microsoft Has Officially Launched Its Biometric Keyboard

Microsoft Has Officially Launched Its Biometric Keyboard

Microsoft has officially launched its biometric keyboard, along with a companion mouse device. The company’s Modern Keyboard was first unveiled in June, and is the first such device in the world to feature a fingerprint sensor embedded in one of its keys. That sensor comes by way of Fingerprint Cards, a Swedish company that has…

FPC Seeks Competitive Edge, Partners With Truly

FPC Seeks Competitive Edge, Partners With Truly

Fingerprint Cards has established a new partnership with another module house. Headquartered in Shanwei, China, the module maker is called ‘Truly’. In a statement announcing the new partnership, the SVP of FPC’s mobile business, Ted Hansson, explained, “Teaming up with the right, carefully selected partners and broadening our network is essential to keep growing our…

FPC Sensor Featured on Pro Gaming Mouse

FPC Sensor Featured on Pro Gaming Mouse

Fingerprint Cards continues to make inroads into the PC market with a new mouse device featuring one of its fingerprint sensors. The company has announced that its FPC1025 sensor model is being used in the Y720 mouse, by Blasoul, which FPC described in a statement as a “Chinese brand of professional gaming devices”. FPC has…

New Xiaomi and Moto Phones Feature Fingerprint Cards Sensors

New Xiaomi and Moto Phones Feature Fingerprint Cards Sensors

“Xiaomi has launched multiple smartphones this year featuring FPC sensors, including the Mi Mix, the Mi 6, and the Mi Max 2, the last of which also featured the FPC1035 sensor model.” Fingerprint Cards‘ biometric sensor technology is being used in new devices from two different smartphone makers. The company has announced that the Xiaomi…

LG Q8 Features An FPC1035 Sensor

LG Q8 Features An FPC1035 Sensor

Another new smartphone from LG will feature biometric technology from Fingerprint Cards. The LG Q8 features an FPC1035 sensor. It’s the same sensor model used in multiple recent devices from LG, including the G6 Plus, G5, V20, and LG X, suggesting the company is highly satisfied with the the solution. The integration’s announcement comes soon…

Fingerprint Cards and Qualcomm Enter New Partnership

Fingerprint Cards and Qualcomm Enter New Partnership

Fingerprint Cards and Qualcomm have entered into a new partnership that will see the latter integrate FPC capacitive sensors into its low- and mid-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon microprocessors for mobile devices. More specifically, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 210, 212, 425, 427, 430, and 435 microprocessors will integrate FPC1028 touch sensors. In a statement announcing the partnership, FPC described…

Q2 Report Shows FPC Back on Track After Challenging First Half

Q2 Report Shows FPC Back on Track After Challenging First Half

Fingerprint Cards has issued a corporate update for Q2 and the first half of the year. The results are in line with FPC’s previous predictions about how the first half of this year would play out, with the company having navigated an increasingly competitive market with an inventory glut. Compared to the same periods last…

Fingerprint Cards Announces Sponsorship of IoT App Design Contest

Fingerprint Cards Announces Sponsorship of IoT App Design Contest

China-based electronics wholesaler Arrow Electronics has launched an Internet of Things app design contest, and Fingerprint Cards has announced that it’s sponsoring the effort. Arrow has put the contest together in collaboration with IBM and IndieGoGo, with participants eligible to win up to $10,000 in prize money, in addition to promotional support from IndieGoGo. Other…

Vivo X9S & X9S Plus Each Feature an FPC1245 Fingerprint Sensor

Vivo X9S & X9S Plus Each Feature an FPC1245 Fingerprint Sensor

Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in a new pair of smartphones from Vivo: The X9S and X9S Plus each feature an FPC1245 fingerprint sensor. Vivo is a longtime customer of FPC, having integrated its fingerprint sensors into numerous devices including last year’s X6 and X6 Plus, and the X7 and X7 Plus. The latest…

FPC to Announce Q2 Results on July 21

FPC to Announce Q2 Results on July 21

Fingerprint Cards will issue its second quarter fiscal update on July 21st, the company has announced. The report is eagerly anticipated. While FPC has seen a remarkable ascent over the last few years as it has become a leading supplier of fingerprint sensor technology to a booming mobile biometrics market, it hit some turbulence this…

Microsoft Has Launched Its Biometric Keyboard

Microsoft Has Launched Its Biometric Keyboard

Microsoft’s biometric keyboard launched in the US this week. Called the Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID, the device’s frame is aluminum, making it lightweight and sturdy. It can be connected to a PC via USB or Bluetooth, and it features a rechargeable battery. On its face, the keyboard looks just like Microsoft’s previously released…

AGM X1 Boasts Waterproof Fingerprint ID

AGM X1 Boasts Waterproof Fingerprint ID

“On its website, AGM asserts that its X1 device features a waterproof fingerprint sensor, as well as other outdoor-use features including IP68 water and dust resistance, and a titanium alloy frame.” A Fingerprint Cards sensor is being used in a new device from AGM Mobile, a Samoa-based developer of smartphones designed for outdoor use. Its…

OnePlus 5 Features FPC Biometric Sensor

OnePlus 5 Features FPC Biometric Sensor

“OnePlus is … sticking with a favorite FPC sensor, once again using an FPC1245 model in its new OnePlus 5 device after previously integrating the sensor into its OnePlus 3T.” Fingerprint Cards has announced multiple new smartphone integrations of its biometric sensors, including two repeat customers and one new one. Meitu’s new M8 device features…

FPC Extends Kona I Smart Card Partnership

FPC Extends Kona I Smart Card Partnership

“…with their extended partnership the companies have announced that four new smart card models are using FPC technology.” Fingerprint Cards has officially partnered with smart card maker Kona I. While the South Korea-based company had integrated an FPC1020 fingerprint sensor into a smart card last year, with their extended partnership the companies have announced that four…

Microsoft’s Modern Keyboard Has FPC Sensor Embedded in Key

Microsoft’s Modern Keyboard Has FPC Sensor Embedded in Key

“…it features an invisible fingerprint reader embedded in one of the Windows keys, allowing users to authenticate via the Windows Hello biometric security platform of the Windows 10 operating system.” Microsoft has unveiled the world’s first keyboard to feature a fingerprint sensor embedded in a key, with biometric technology provided by Fingerprint Cards. It’s called…

FPC Appoints Mattias Hakeröd As New HR Head

FPC Appoints Mattias Hakeröd As New HR Head

Fingerprint Cards has a new head of HR: Mattias Hakeröd has joined the company’s executive team as a new SVP. Hakeröd comes to the company from a previous position as Global HR Director for Mölnlycke HealthCare. He has also held administrative HR positions with AstraZeneca R&D and Vattenfall. In a statement announcing Hakeröd’s new post, FPC indicated…

Huawei Honor 9 Features an FPC1264 Fingerprint Sensor

Huawei Honor 9 Features an FPC1264 Fingerprint Sensor

Huawei is once again using Fingerprint Cards‘  biometric technology in a new smartphone. The Huawei Honor 9 features an FPC1264 fingerprint sensor. This is yet another Huawei integration of FPC sensor technology. The Huawei Honor Magic, launched toward the end of last year, used an FPC1268 sensor; and the Honor 8 device from last autumn…

Fingerprint Cards Partners with Biel Crystal

Fingerprint Cards Partners with Biel Crystal

Fingerprint Cards has established another partnership with a module house, teaming up with Biel Crystal. The move comes soon after last month’s announcement that FPC had entered into partnerships with China-based module makers A-Kerr and Fingerchip. Biel Crystal is based in Hong Kong, and has factories in Shenzhen and Huizhou. In a statement announcing the…

V2 Smart Card Uses FPC Sensor, Precise Biometrics Software

V2 Smart Card Uses FPC Sensor, Precise Biometrics Software

“For now, the card is only being used for access control and employee time and attendance tracking at the newly opened casino, but FPC has indicated that expansionary plans are in the works that could see the V2 used by casino guests as payment cards.” Precise Biometrics and Fingerprint Cards are celebrating an important step into…

Fingerprint Cards Has Completed Its Acquisition Of Delta ID

Fingerprint Cards Has Completed Its Acquisition Of Delta ID

“… it could also help [Fingerprint Cards] to expand beyond the mobile market in which it has attained a leading position.” Fingerprint Cards has completed its acquisition of Delta ID. The deal was first announced at the start of February, when FPC announced it would pay SEK 938 million to acquire the iris recognition specialist.…

FPC Sensors to Ship in Zwipe Biometric Payment Card Orders

FPC Sensors to Ship in Zwipe Biometric Payment Card Orders

“For Zwipe, the orders represent that next major step in the launch of its biometric smart cards after it first unveiled them at the recent Seamless Asia payments expo in Singapore.” Zwipe has announced that it has received its first two orders for its new biometric payment card solution, and Fingerprint Cards has revealed that…

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