IoT

Panasonic Releases New Facial Recognition API in Japan

Panasonic Releases New Facial Recognition API in Japan

Panasonic has released an API version of its facial recognition solution. The API will make it easier for companies to integrate Panasonic’s facial recognition algorithm into their mobile apps, websites, and security networks, delivering facial recognition as a cloud-based service that exists as part of Panasonic’s broader μSockets B2B IoT platform. According to Panasonic, the…

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…

Synaptics Brings on Dean Butler as New CFO

Synaptics Brings on Dean Butler as New CFO

The Synaptics C-suite transformation continues with the appointment of Dean Butler as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Butler joins the company only a few short months after Michael Hurlston took over as the new CEO, and inherits the position from interim CFO Kermit Nolan, who will officially step down on October 21. Butler previously…

Thales Details High Expectations for Gemalto-infused Business Unit in Investor Note

Thales Details High Expectations for Gemalto-infused Business Unit in Investor Note

Biometrics News With its acquisition of Gemalto earlier this year, Thales has established a new “Digital Identity and Security” (DIS) business unit, and has laid out some lofty expectations for the division in a note to investors. According to Thales, the DIS unit comprises Gemalto as well as “a number of digital businesses previously assigned…

Synaptics Sets Date for First Quarterly Update Under New CEO

Synaptics Sets Date for First Quarterly Update Under New CEO

Synaptics has set a date for its next quarterly report: The update will be issued on November 7 after market close. The forthcoming corporate update will reflect the first quarter of Synaptics’ 2020 fiscal year, and will follow a Q4 2019 update in which the company reported lower than expected revenues of $295.1 million, just…

NEC Teams with Network Security Specialist

NEC Teams with Network Security Specialist

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition NEC Asia Pacific has teamed up with a US-based network security firm to help shore up the defenses of its smart city platform. The company has signed on as a reseller of BlackRidge’s cybersecurity solutions, with a focus on the latter’s TAC Identity Device. TAC-ID is a two-port, in-line network…

Biometric Smart Car Dashboard Part of Goodix’s Apsara IoT Showcase

Biometric Smart Car Dashboard Part of Goodix’s Apsara IoT Showcase

Goodix is showcasing a slew of new IoT products at this week’s Apsara Conference in Hangzhou, China. The conference runs from September 25th to 27th at the International Convention and Exhibition Center in Cloud Town, where Goodix can be found at booth #C408. The products on display are being pitched as part of a complete smart…

Voice Recognition Market to Reach $28B in 2026: Report

Voice Recognition Market to Reach $28B in 2026: Report

Fortune Business Insights (FBI) has released a new report on the voice and speech recognition market, projecting that the market will grow from $6.89 billion to $28.34 billion between 2018 and 2026. The market is expected to display a CAGR of 19.8 percent during that period. FBI credits a number of different factors for the expected growth,…

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…

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