Internet of Things

New NXP MCU Supports Offline Facial Recognition, Emotion Detection for IoT Devices

New NXP MCU Supports Offline Facial Recognition, Emotion Detection for IoT Devices

“The new microcontroller-based solution is designed to enable offline facial and expression recognition for smart devices – a world’s first, according to NXP.” You may soon have a smart thermostat that can recognize your face, thanks to a new piece of technology from NXP Semiconductors. The new microcontroller-based solution is designed to enable offline facial…

New RSA Partner to Extend Biometric Security to IoT Weak Points

New RSA Partner to Extend Biometric Security to IoT Weak Points

“… SecurID authentication solutions like biometrics and push notifications can now be extended to the kinds of vulnerable IT infrastructure that Silverfort seeks to secure.” A new collaboration between RSA and Silverfort is poised to help extend biometric security to the Internet of Things. The latter specializes in delivering authentication solutions to parts of a…

Global TV Brand Developing IoT-Connected, Face-Scanning TVs

Global TV Brand Developing IoT-Connected, Face-Scanning TVs

Facial recognition and related Artificial Intelligence-driven technologies are going to play an increasingly important role in consumer TVs, suggests TCL Electronics’ latest corporate update. The China-based electronics maker offers a range of products, from mobile phones to washing machines, but it is perhaps best known internationally for its competitively priced TVs. This business area continues…

Goodix to Acquire NXP Semiconductors’ Voice and Audio Solutions Business

Goodix to Acquire NXP Semiconductors’ Voice and Audio Solutions Business

Goodix has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NXP Semiconductors’ Voice and Audio Solutions (VAS) business. The deal includes offices in Europe and Asia as well as intellectual property holdings related to VAS. Having established itself as an important supplier of fingerprint scanning solutions for smartphones, including the in-display sensor technology that is currently…

Fujitsu Turns to ImageWare to Secure IoT Devices

Fujitsu Turns to ImageWare to Secure IoT Devices

Fujitsu is safeguarding its RunMyProcess Digital Suite with biometric authentication technology from ImageWare Systems. RunMyProcess is an enterprise-level cloud platform that can be used to develop a range of applications for different IoT devices. ImageWare’s IoT DNA Security, meanwhile, will help protect the data on those devices in addition to the devices themselves. The partnership…

IDEMIA Sharpens North America Focus with Latest Corporate Change

IDEMIA Sharpens North America Focus with Latest Corporate Change

IDEMIA has made another important change to its corporate infrastructure, including the appointment of a new high-level executive: Dan Kent is the company’s new Chief Technology Officer, VP, and member of the Executive Committee for IDEMIA’s North American Identity & Security business. Additionally, Kent will be heading a new division that is a consolidation of…

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…

Biometrics Market to Reach $11.1B by 2023: Frost & Sullivan

Biometrics Market to Reach $11.1B by 2023: Frost & Sullivan

Changing consumer demands and the emergence of the Internet of Things are helping to propel the global biometrics market, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. The firm says that the market is currently valued at $4.6 billion, and that it’s poised to rise to $11.1 billion by 2023, with a compound annual…

Synaptics to Deliver Q4 Update on Aug. 8th

Synaptics to Deliver Q4 Update on Aug. 8th

“…Synaptics is well-positioned to regain its footing going forward, with Synaptics’ Internet of Things platform expected to swing from a 29 percent year-over-year drop in Q3 back to a growth trend in June.” Synaptics has set a date for its next quarterly update, with its fiscal Q4 results to be posted on August 8th after…

Voice Recognition Update Lets HomePod ID Multiple Users

Voice Recognition Update Lets HomePod ID Multiple Users

“…the multi-user feature should help Apple compete with rivals like Google Assistant, which already offers personalized functions through voice recognition.” Apple’s HomePod is getting a voice recognition update that will allow it to identify different individuals. The multi-user feature will enable the smart speaker to recognize multiple voices, which will in turn allow it to…

Synaptics Brings its Biometric Arsenal to Computex

Synaptics Brings its Biometric Arsenal to Computex

‘The Computex demonstrations will feature Synaptics’ Clear ID solution and its System-on-Chip Match-in-Sensor tech…’ Synaptics will be showcasing its human interface portfolio at next week’s Computex conference in Taiwan. Highlights will include the company’s Smart Edge AI and multiple biometric fingerprint sensors built for a range of different PCs. The company will also bring numerous…

Synaptics’ Q3 Results Show Dip in Mobile, IoT Revenues

Synaptics’ Q3 Results Show Dip in Mobile, IoT Revenues

“Going forward, we have the elements in place to execute towards an overall richer margin mix and the ability to drive even greater momentum across the portfolio.” – Saleel Awsare, SVP and General Manager, IoT Division, Corporate Marketing & Investor Relations, Synaptics Synaptics has posted its results for the third quarter of its fiscal year,…

Sensory Announces Full Feature Release of TrulyNatural Speech Recognition

Sensory Announces Full Feature Release of TrulyNatural Speech Recognition

“Perhaps most importantly, the system is designed to operate entirely on a given device, with no need for data to be sent to an external server for processing, helping to protect end users’ privacy.” Sensory Inc. is looking to bring sophisticated speech recognition technology to a range of mobile and Internet of Things devices with…

Here’s How Biometric Technology is Shaping the Future of IoT

Here’s How Biometric Technology is Shaping the Future of IoT

“With biometric technology, IoT providers can ensure data security across an entire network without increasing the burden on the end user.” IDEX Biometrics has continued its blog series on the Internet of Things with a look at the way that biometric technology is shaping the IoT market. In the post, IDEX CFO Henrik Knudtzon explains…

MarketsandMarkets Predicts Major Growth in the Far-field Voice Recognition Market

MarketsandMarkets Predicts Major Growth in the Far-field Voice Recognition Market

A new report from MarketsandMarkets suggests that the demand for far-field voice recognition tech will skyrocket in the next few years. The market is expected to jump from $969 million in 2018 to $3.5 billion by 2024 thanks to the rising popularity of smart speakers, smart TVs, and an ever-expanding range of other smart devices. North America…

The Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News: March 16-22

The Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News: March 16-22

This week’s most-read articles on FindBiometrics cover a range of topics, including liveness detection, security in the Internet of Things, and even a bit of biometrics controversy. First, though, some good news. Despite incursions from facial recognition in the wake of Apple’s launch of Face ID, the overall fingerprint biometrics market is going to continue…

New SensibleVision VP to Focus on APAC Expansion

New SensibleVision VP to Focus on APAC Expansion

Florida-based mobile biometrics specialist SensibleVision is aiming for growth with a new executive appointment: Hoon Chung is now the company’s Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific. Chung comes to the company from a previous position as Global Business Development VP with Neurala, a company specializing in deep learning neural network software. Chung has also served…

IDEX: Biometric Authentication Will Be Vital for IoT Security

IDEX: Biometric Authentication Will Be Vital for IoT Security

The Internet of Things will allow us to share more information at faster speeds on whatever device happens to be most convenient at the time. However, that convenience also comes with risk. When everything is connected to the internet, the security of the network is only as strong as its weakest link. Sure, your smartphone…

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