mobile devices

OPPO’s Latest In-Display Biometric Sensor

OPPO’s Latest In-Display Biometric Sensor

“…the system can scan two fingerprints at once, allowing for potentially even greater security for end users.” Having become one of last year’s pioneers in the new area of in-display fingerprint scanning, OPPO is promising an even more sophisticated version of this technology in at least one smartphone destined for launch this year. At a…

Year in Review: The Top Applications for Biometrics in 2018

Year in Review: The Top Applications for Biometrics in 2018

People in the biometrics industry were really into FinTech last year, suggest the results to the second question of FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey for 2018. The question asked, “Which of the following areas of application for biometrics has been the most interesting to you in 2018?” and listed answers such as “Healthcare”, “Border Control”,…

Two New Xiaomi Smartphones Feature FPC Fingerprint Sensor Tech

Two New Xiaomi Smartphones Feature FPC Fingerprint Sensor Tech

“Xiaomi is a longtime customer of Fingerprints, having seen integrations into multiple devices over the past year” Fingerprints (FPC) has kicked off the new year with the announcement of two new smartphone integrations of its fingerprint sensor technology. Both of the integrations concern smartphones from Xiaomi. One, the Redmi Note 7, features an FPC1511 fingerprint…

Suprema, Qualcomm Team Up On In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Tech

Suprema, Qualcomm Team Up On In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Tech

“In announcing its partnership with Qualcomm, Suprema suggested in a statement that it has tailored BioSign 3.0 for the 3D Sonic Sensor…” A new partnership with a high-profile sensor maker is laying track to bring Suprema deep into the smartphone biometrics market. The company has teamed up with Qualcomm, with the companies working together on…

Year in Review: The Biggest Biometric Modalities of 2018

Year in Review: The Biggest Biometric Modalities of 2018

The results are in for the latest FindBiometrics Year in Review Survey, with at least some of them confirming the biggest trends observed over the course of 2018. And this can be seen clearly in the responses to Question Three of the survey in particular, which asked, “From your perspective, which biometric modality has been…

SoftBank Telecom Gives Mobile Users Nok Nok Labs Security

SoftBank Telecom Gives Mobile Users Nok Nok Labs Security

“We can no longer rely on passwords for our financial or other sensitive transactions as they are weak, forgotten and easily hacked. We are very pleased with SoftBank’s decision to choose our standards-based authentication platform for their millions of customers.” – Phillip Dunkelberger, CEO, Nok Nok Labs Nok Nok Labs has brought strong biometric authentication…

New Clevo Notebooks Feature Synaptics Clear ID Biometrics in the Touchpad

New Clevo Notebooks Feature Synaptics Clear ID Biometrics in the Touchpad

“Clear ID is notable for having delivered the first instance of an in-display fingerprint scanning feature for a commercial smartphone last year, in Vivo’s X20 Plus UD smartphone.” Synaptics has found a novel application of its Clear ID fingerprint sensor technology, thanks to a partnership with notebook OEM/ODM Clevo. Just ahead of the launch of…

Face ID Supplier AMS Announces Another Partnership with an Apple Rival

Face ID Supplier AMS Announces Another Partnership with an Apple Rival

“AMS’s solutions portfolio includes Time-of-Flight, CMOS, optical sensor, IR pattern, and VCSEL technologies, with the latter two being key focus areas in a collaborative partnership with Qualcomm announced last autumn.” Austria-based sensor specialist AMS has entered into another partnership aimed at delivering 3D facial recognition technology to more mobile devices beyond the Apple ecosystem. The…

Black Hat Asia Face ID Spoof Talk Cancelled

Black Hat Asia Face ID Spoof Talk Cancelled

A security expert who claimed to have developed a hacking method for Apple’s Face ID system has cancelled a scheduled talk at the Black Hat Asia conference, an unusual move where such events are concerned. The researcher, Wish Wu, said he cancelled his talk at the behest of his employer, Ant Financial, which said in…

FPC Sneaks in Another Smartphone Integration Before Year’s End

FPC Sneaks in Another Smartphone Integration Before Year’s End

“…the device in question is using an FPC1291 fingerprint sensor including FPC MoveTouch, a feature that enables navigation of the user interface through manipulation of the fingerprint sensor, essentially turning it into a kind of button or miniature trackpad.” Fingerprints (FPC) has snuck in at least one more smartphone integration of its biometric technology before…

Healthcare Nonprofit Piloting Android-Based Biometric Patient Identification

Healthcare Nonprofit Piloting Android-Based Biometric Patient Identification

“Element offers a software-based system for Android devices that is designed to capture a subject’s palm or face biometrics using the smartphones’ or tablets’ built-in cameras.” A nonprofit healthcare organization is seeking to leverage biometric identification technology in the field to identify younger patients who lack official identification. The organization, Population Services International (PSI), was initially founded…

Machine Learning Algorithms Make In-Display Sensor Faster Over Time: OnePlus

Machine Learning Algorithms Make In-Display Sensor Faster Over Time: OnePlus

“The claims offer a counterargument to initial reviews of the OnePlus 6T noting that the in-display fingerprint sensor, while technologically impressive, was a bit slower than the standard fingerprint sensors usually placed in smartphone home buttons.” OnePlus continues to put the in-display fingerprint sensor of its latest flagship smartphone in the spotlight, asserting in a…

Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor Puts Ultrasonic Biometrics Under the Screen

Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor Puts Ultrasonic Biometrics Under the Screen

“…the solution’s announcement at the Snapdragon Technology Summit suggests that it’s going to be an important part of Qualcomm’s product portfolio over the coming year…” Qualcomm has announced a new in-display fingerprint sensor. Called the Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor, it’s based on ultrasonic imaging technology. On that note, it isn’t yet clear how the new solution…

Year in Review: The Rise of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Year in Review: The Rise of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

This week brought some important news in the world of mobile biometrics: At its Snapdragon Technology Summit, Qualcomm announced that it had developed a new, ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Called the 3D Sonic Sensor, it was unveiled alongside Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, its flagship chip solution for the coming year. Together with the launch of…

New Samsung Patents Show In-Display Biometrics for Wearables

New Samsung Patents Show In-Display Biometrics for Wearables

Newly published Samsung patents are further illustrating the company’s interest in in-display fingerprint sensor technology for its mobile devices and even wearables. As Patently Apple reports, the patent depicts a smartwatch featuring an in-display fingerprint sensor or even an in-display iris sensor; and it depicts a smartphone featuring an in-display fingerprint sensor within a larger…

Biometric Ignorance at Root of Short-lived iPhone Scam

Biometric Ignorance at Root of Short-lived iPhone Scam

“…the app would dim the screen, obscuring a purchase interface asking the user to confirm an in-app transaction of $89.99, with a bright red fingerprint icon distracting the user’s attention.” An ostensibly health-related app for the iPhone was designed to use Touch ID to scam users out of almost $100. As 9to5Mac reports, the straightforwardly…

Qualcomm and Ams to Develop VCSEL Enabled 3D Facial Recognition

Qualcomm and Ams to Develop VCSEL Enabled 3D Facial Recognition

“We want to enable fast time-to-commercialization and broad-based availability of high quality 3D sensing solutions for Android-based smartphones and mobile devices, and this is a step towards this goal.” – Alexander Everke, CEO, Ams Qualcomm has teamed up with Austrian sensor maker Ams to develop a 3D camera solution for mobile devices. Ams has a wide product…

ISC East: Princeton Identity VP Bob McKee Talks Iris-Based Access Control [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

ISC East: Princeton Identity VP Bob McKee Talks Iris-Based Access Control [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

Since spinning off from its parent company SRI International in 2016, Princeton Identity has established a rising profile as a provider of sophisticated iris recognition technology, not least because its solutions powered the flagship biometric authentication capabilities of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 smartphones. Now, the company is looking to make a bigger name…

Money20/20 China: Tappy Showcases Wearable Biometric Payments

Money20/20 China: Tappy Showcases Wearable Biometric Payments

“At Money20/20, Tappy is highlighting its partnerships with financial services firms such as Barclays, ICICI Bank, India’s Axis Bank, and Expresspay Card, a card issuer co-created by Bank of China and China UnionPay.” Hong Kong-based Tappy Technologies is showing off its wearable payment solutions at this week’s Money20/20 show in China. The company’s payment solutions…

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