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US-China Trade War, Apple Hinder Goodix Growth: Exec

US-China Trade War, Apple Hinder Goodix Growth: Exec

The US-China trade war is slowing growth in the mobile biometrics market, suggest comments made by a senior Goodix executive at the latest Mobile World Congress. Speaking to the Nikkei Asian Review, Goodix CTO and COO Pi Bo said, “Under the current conditions, it has become very unlikely for Chinese tech companies like us to…

This Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News

This Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News

Taking stock of FindBiometrics’ most popular articles this week, there’s no clear through line. And maybe that’s the point: In early 2019, biometric technologies have spread across a diverse array of applications spanning a range of industries. And there’s considerable variety in the biometric technologies themselves, with a number of modalities now in the middle…

OneSpan: Most Financial Institutions Still Rely on Outdated Password Security

OneSpan: Most Financial Institutions Still Rely on Outdated Password Security

In recent years, more and more financial institutions have turned to biometric technology to improve security and customer service, incorporating solutions that range from voice banking software to facial recognition scans at ATMs. However, a new report from OneSpan suggests that it will take a considerable push to make the full transition to biometric authentication…

Gemalto Orders Biometric Card Tech From Fingerprints

Gemalto Orders Biometric Card Tech From Fingerprints

As it works toward commercially launching biometric payment cards, Gemalto has ordered fingerprint scanning technology from Fingerprint Cards. More specifically, Gemalto is leveraging Fingerprints’ T-Shape fingerprint sensor module and its recently announced Biometric Software Platform in the continuing development of payment cards that can scan a user’s fingerprint for authentication during transactions. Announcing the order…

Samsung Bets Big On In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Tech in Galaxy S10

Samsung Bets Big On In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Tech in Galaxy S10

The cat is out of the bag, and the fingerprint sensor is under the display in Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10. In officially announcing the new device this week, just ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung was keen to emphasize the all-around technical prowess of the S10, but the…

BRIEF: Cutting-Edge IT at HIMSS 2019

BRIEF: Cutting-Edge IT at HIMSS 2019

The healthcare sector represents a byzantine industry with a complex set of technological needs. Accordingly, it’s an area in which biometric technology offers some compelling applications, and is starting to make some serious inroads. It’s no wonder, then, that such technologies showed a stronger presence than ever at this year’s healthcare IT-focused HIMSS conference in…

Veridium Survey Finds Growing Support for Biometric Authentication in the Workplace

Veridium Survey Finds Growing Support for Biometric Authentication in the Workplace

Veridium has shared the findings of its Biometric Consumer Sentiment Survey, revealing that more adults are warming to the benefits of biometric authentication. The survey found that a full 70 percent of respondents would like to see biometric authentication used more often in the workplace, alternately citing speed, security, and convenience (and the difficulty of…

AMR Forecasts a Booming Keystroke Dynamics Market

AMR Forecasts a Booming Keystroke Dynamics Market

A new report from Allied Market Research suggests that the keystrokes dynamic market is set to explode in the next few years. According to AMR, 2017’s $129.8 million keystroke market figure will climb to $754.9 million by 2025 as more companies look for behavioral biometric solutions to increase security and combat the rising number of…

Data a Central Concern in New HIMSS Predictions for 2019

Data a Central Concern in New HIMSS Predictions for 2019

HIMSS has launched a new annual predictions report, with the inaugural publication entitled, “2019 Healthcare Trends Forecast: The Beginning of a Consumer-Driven Reformation”. The white paper includes insights from leaders across HIMSS and its partner organizations Health 2.0, Healthbox, and PCHAlliance. In a statement announcing the new publication, HIMMS offered a few highlights from its…

OPPO K1 Smartphone to Launch in India with In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

OPPO K1 Smartphone to Launch in India with In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

“Other features of the OPPO K1 include a 6.4″ Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 660 processor, a 25MP selfie camera, a dual 16MP and 2MP rear-facing camera system, and a 3,600mAh battery.” OPPO’s K1 smartphone will soon launch in India, further spreading the reach of in-display fingerprint sensor technology after the device’s launch in China…

AFIS Market to Reach $26.55B by 2026: Report

AFIS Market to Reach $26.55B by 2026: Report

“Stratistics Market Research Consulting asserts that demand for AFIS systems is being fuelled in large part by increasing spending in the government sector…” A new market report from Stratistics Market Research Consulting is predicting solid growth for the fingerprint authentication market over the next several years. Entitled “Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) – Global Market…

MIT AI Policy Congress Convenes to Discuss AI and Ethics

MIT AI Policy Congress Convenes to Discuss AI and Ethics

The inaugural MIT AI Policy Congress recently convened in Massachusetts, bringing together leading researchers, industry insiders, and policy experts for a series of discussions about the future of artificial intelligence. Hosted by MIT’s Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the conversation stressed the importance of collaboration and…

Year in Review: ‘Frictionless’ is the New F-word

Year in Review: ‘Frictionless’ is the New F-word

One of the clearest trends at last autumn’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas was the emergence of a popular new buzzword: “Frictionless”. As one of the event’s participants quipped, friction is the new F-word, and while that may be especially true in the financial services sector, it’s a sentiment that is spreading rapidly across a…

IT Professionals Express Concern About Data Security: Ping Identity

IT Professionals Express Concern About Data Security: Ping Identity

In its latest report on The State of Enterprise IT Infrastructure and Security, Ping Identity teamed with MarketCube to survey more than 300 IT professionals. They found that most large companies are wary of cloud and SaaS infrastructure, with many citing security concerns in a year with many high-profile data breaches. As a result, most…

Year in Review: Survey Results Portray a Very Friendly Industry

Year in Review: Survey Results Portray a Very Friendly Industry

Players in the biometrics industry are remarkably open to working with each other, suggest results from FindBiometrics’ latest Year in Review survey. Question 18 of the survey asked how much respondents agreed with the statement, “Industry cooperation through partnerships and alliances is crucial in meeting the market demands of biometrics.” The answers showed an overwhelming…

Year in Review: The Rise of the Machines

Year in Review: The Rise of the Machines

Looking back, the FindBiometrics Year in Review survey question about artificial intelligence was a bit of a no-brainer. Question 14 asked respondents to indicate how much they agreed with the following statement: “Artificial intelligence will make voice, speech, and face recognition biometrics integral to everyday life.” Eighty-three percent of respondents agreed, with 37 percent saying…

INTERVIEW: Precise Biometrics CEO Stefan K. Persson Talks Multimodality, Smart Cards, and More

INTERVIEW: Precise Biometrics CEO Stefan K. Persson Talks Multimodality, Smart Cards, and More

Precise Biometrics has established itself as a world leader in supplying fingerprint algorithm software. The company has also proven adept at maneuvering to navigate the market changes that have ensued, from the dramatic rise of smartphone-based fingerprint sensors to that market’s saturation to the expansion to multimodal capabilities. Precise Biometrics also has a relatively new…

Good News: Organizations are Finally Embracing Post-Password Security

Good News: Organizations are Finally Embracing Post-Password Security

“The increase in strong authentication adoption makes sense given that while data breaches, phishing threats and regulatory pressures have risen, the financial and user experience costs associated with implementing strong authentication have decreased.” – Al Pascual, SVP and Research Director, Javelin Strategy & Research Finally, some good news about the current state of digital security:…

Year in Review: Apple Has Helped Make the Case for Facial Recognition

Year in Review: Apple Has Helped Make the Case for Facial Recognition

The biometrics industry is, for the most part, grateful for Apple’s promotion of facial recognition technology, suggest the responses to one of the most timely questions in FindBiometrics’ latest Year in Review survey. Question Nine of the survey asked whether respondents agreed with the statement, “Apple’s continued commitment to facial recognition has helped demystify face…

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