mobile biometrics

Selfie Authentication to See Major Growth Even as Fingerprint Sensors Tighten Mobile Grip: Juniper Research

Selfie Authentication to See Major Growth Even as Fingerprint Sensors Tighten Mobile Grip: Juniper Research

“… the report predicts that most face-based authentication on smartphones will be software-based, with more than 1.3 billion devices supporting facial recognition software by 2024.” Selfie authentication is here to say, but nor is smartphone fingerprint scanning going anywhere – that’s the upshot from a new report from Juniper Research. Entitled “Mobile Payment Authentication: Biometrics,…

FPC Launches New Access Control-focused Fingerprint Sensors

FPC Launches New Access Control-focused Fingerprint Sensors

As it continues to expand the applications of its biometric technology beyond the mobile sector, Fingerprint Cards has announced two new capacitive fingerprint sensors designed specifically for access control. Dubbed the FPC1020 and the FPC1024, the sensors are compact and water resistant, Fingerprint Cards says. Perhaps more importantly, they sport low power consumption, further enhancing…

Egis Reports Strong Year-Over-Year Growth

Egis Reports Strong Year-Over-Year Growth

Taiwan-based Egis Technology is reporting solid results in its year-end update for 2019, despite a fourth quarter revenue dip. The company says it brought in NT$ 7.358 billion, or roughly $244.5 million USD, for the 2019 fiscal year, which it called “a new high” in a statement announcing the result. The figure represents a 24.5…

Mobile Biometrics, KYCC, and a Big Award in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Mobile Biometrics, KYCC, and a Big Award in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

2019 is about to come to a close, yet big news in the biometrics industry has continued right up to the end, as this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top stories illustrates. That having been said, it is a somewhat unusual one for its inclusion of two articles from the world of mobile biometrics, first reported…

Jumio Supports Movember with Mustache Authentication Initiative

Jumio Supports Movember with Mustache Authentication Initiative

Jumio is stepping up in the fight against prostate and testicular cancer with a $10,800 donation to the Movember Foundation. The Movember Foundation is a men’s health charity that raises mental health and suicide awareness in addition to its cancer-fighting efforts. The Jumio donation is the result of an in-house Movember competition. Each November, the…

Isorg ‘On-Display’ Solution Can Scan Four Fingerprints at Once

Isorg ‘On-Display’ Solution Can Scan Four Fingerprints at Once

The fingerprint biometrics specialist Isorg has announced that it will be demoing its full-screen Fingerprint-on-Display (FoD) module at CES 2020 in January. The multi-finger system has been built specifically for smartphones, and can authenticate users based on as many as four fingerprints at the same time. The module itself is 0.3mm thick, making it easy…

INTERVIEW: Aerendir CEO Martin Zizi Demystifies Physiological Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Aerendir CEO Martin Zizi Demystifies Physiological Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to interview Martin Zizi, CEO of Aerendir, a leading pioneer of novel physiological biometric identity technology. Their conversation begins on the topic of what physiological biometrics are and how they differ from traditional modalities like fingerprint or face recognition. Zizi goes on to discuss why it’s important…

Redmi K30 Features Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor from FPC

Redmi K30 Features Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor from FPC

Fingerprint Cards‘ latest fingerprint sensor has just seen its first smartphone integration, with the company announcing that its FPC1540 model is being used in Xiaomi’s new Redmi K30. First announced just a few weeks ago, the FPC1540 is specifically designed to be implemented in the side of a mobile device. That’s exactly where it is…

Juniper Forecasts Rise of Biometric Mobile Payments

Juniper Forecasts Rise of Biometric Mobile Payments

A new report from Juniper Research suggests that biometric technology will revolutionize the mobile payments industry over the next few years. The firm predicts that consumers will use biometric authentication to conduct $2.5 trillion in payment transactions on mobile devices by 2024. That number represents a massive 1,000 percent increase over the comparable $228 billion…

Year in Review: Will Fingerprint Recognition Take Back Some of the Spotlight?

Year in Review: Will Fingerprint Recognition Take Back Some of the Spotlight?

The 2019 Year in Review survey is officially open, which means it’s time to start thinking about some of the biggest questions, issues, and themes in the biometrics industry. And one thing that’s on pretty much everyone’s mind as the industry approaches its year-end is which biometric modalities have had a big 12 months. There’s…

New Biometric Sensor from FPC Targets Foldable Smartphones

New Biometric Sensor from FPC Targets Foldable Smartphones

Fingerprint Cards has released a new side-mounted capacitive touch sensor built specifically for mobile devices. The FPC1540 boasts a slim design that can be integrated into a range of different form factors, including foldable and borderless smartphone models. “As smartphone design diversifies, biometrics are becoming an enabler for innovation and differentiation,” said Fingerprint Cards Mobile…

Face Biometrics Month: Controversy Over Surveillance – But Not Authentication

Face Biometrics Month: Controversy Over Surveillance – But Not Authentication

Just a few years ago, the kind of biometric technology most familiar to everyday consumers was probably fingerprint recognition, thanks to the explosion of fingerprint sensors across a wide range of smartphones. But today, there’s a different modality in the spotlight: facial recognition. And sometimes that light isn’t very flattering. Much of the credit for…

Q3 Update Finds Precise Biometrics on Solid Footing

Q3 Update Finds Precise Biometrics on Solid Footing

Precise Biometrics has issued its latest quarterly update, which suggests the company is on solid footing. Net sales for the third quarter of 2019 came in at about SEK 27.5 million, compared to net sales of SEK 16.8 million in Q3 of 2018. And Precise Biometrics is back in black with respect to its operating…

FPC Continues to Battle Falling ASPs in Q3 Update

FPC Continues to Battle Falling ASPs in Q3 Update

Fingerprint Cards has issued its results for the latest quarter, showing a dip in revenues as mobile fingerprint sensors ASPs continue to fall. The company saw revenues of SEK 352.5 million in Q3 of 2019, compared to revenues of SEK 431.2 million in the third quarter of 2018. Commenting on the results, CEO Christian Fredrikson…

Galaxy A50 Update Further Improves Fingerprint Biometrics

Galaxy A50 Update Further Improves Fingerprint Biometrics

Samsung has released another software update for its mid-range Galaxy A50 smartphone. The update is intended to improve the performance of the phone’s optical in-display fingerprint sensor, with Samsung advising users to delete and re-register their fingerprint information after completing the update. The update is only available to Galaxy A50 owners in Europe. However, this…

Egis Reports Continuing Growth in Q3 Update, Warns of Potential Q4 Shipment Dip

Egis Reports Continuing Growth in Q3 Update, Warns of Potential Q4 Shipment Dip

Taiwan-based biometrics specialist Egis Technology has issued a Q3 update for 2019, illustrating a continuing growth trend for the company. Net sales for the quarter came in at just over NT 2 billion, compared to net sales of just under NT 1.6 billion in the third quarter of 2018. Quarter over quarter, revenues increased by…

400 Smartphone Models Feature FPC Biometric Sensors

400 Smartphone Models Feature FPC Biometric Sensors

Even as it continues to expand beyond fingerprint biometrics, Sweden-based Fingerprint Cards is celebrating a major milestone in its smartphone fingerprint sensor business. The company has announced that its sensors are now being used in 400 different smartphone models. In a statement, Fingerprint Cards’ mobile business VP Ted Hansson gestured to the company’s status as…

Goodix’s Ultra-thin In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Protects Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Smartphone

Goodix’s Ultra-thin In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Protects Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Smartphone

Goodix’s new ultra-thin optical in-display fingerprint sensor has finally reached the commercial market with the launch of the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro smartphone. The release extends Goodix’s recent focus on in-display fingerprint biometrics, which are now available in a smaller and more convenient form factor with the debut of the ultra-thin model. Of course, Goodix…

Face Biometrics Month: The Primer

Face Biometrics Month: The Primer

Of all the biometric modalities, facial recognition has become one of the most widely used and discussed in recent years. That’s why November is Face Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, in which we’ll be delivering in-depth articles and other special features dedicated to this technology. It’s a broad category though, with facial recognition deployed across a…

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