Mobile World Congress

INTERVIEW: David Pollington, Senior Director Technology, GSMA

We are less than one month away from Mobile World Congress 2018 – the world’s premiere mobile technology congress hosted in Barcelona by the GSMA. Gearing up for our live event coverage, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with David Pollington, Senior Director Technology at GSMA. The conversation opens on the topic of Mobile World…

Samsung’s Iris Scanning Handset Wins ‘Best Smartphone’ at Asia Mobile Awards

Samsung’s Iris Scanning Handset Wins ‘Best Smartphone’ at Asia Mobile Awards

“While [the Galaxy Note7] had been intended to pioneer mobile iris scanning, the Galaxy S8 has seen that goal through, with Samsung aiming to make iris-based authentication an increasingly important component of its device-based payments ecosystem.” The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have together won in the Best Smartphone category of this year’s 2017 Asia…

Mobile Biometrics Month 2017: The Roundup

Mobile Biometrics Month 2017: The Roundup

The end of March is upon us and with it we must bring Mobile Biometrics Month 2017 to a close. For the past five weeks we have brought you special featured coverage on the topic of mobile biometrics with interviews, live events coverage, insightful articles, and our usual brand of industry news. Here’s a look…

FPC Aims To Be the Leader in Biometry

FPC Aims To Be the Leader in Biometry

Earlier this month we were in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2017 where biometrics technology once again received great deal of attention. One of the big identity trends of this year’s show was fingerprint sensor innovation—under-glass deployments, in-keyboard integrations, even the unveiling of the world’s first in-display fingerprint sensor. Among the excitement around this modality…

FindBiometrics Announces First Expert Webinar of 2017

FindBiometrics Announces First Expert Webinar of 2017

FindBiometrics is starting its 2017 webinar season with a bang, tackling one of the hottest topics in the tech world: Mobile biometrics. The field has come a long way from Apple’s pioneering introduction of Touch ID. Fingerprint sensors are now common and widespread smartphone features, and are starting to find their way into multi-modal solutions…

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Fingerprint Cards CEO Christian Fredrikson

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Fingerprint Cards CEO Christian Fredrikson

Fingerprint Cards CEO Christian Fredrikson speaks to FindBiometrics at MWC 2017 about the recent Delta ID acquisition and what’s next for FPC. Last week at Mobile World Congress 2017, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill met with Christian Fredrikson, CEO, Fingerprint Cards, for an interview. MWC 2017 served as a massive stage for fingerprint biometrics innovation, and FPC…

News Roundup: Fingerprints Are All Over MWC 2017

News Roundup: Fingerprints Are All Over MWC 2017

Last week FindBiometrics was reporting live from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (MWC 2017), along with our sister site Mobile ID World. The conference was filled to the brim with big fingerprint biometrics news, while elsewhere in the industry we reported on national ID, enterprise applications, and contactless modalities. Take a look back on the…

Samsung SDS Wins GLOMO Award With Biometrics

Samsung SDS Wins GLOMO Award With Biometrics

Samsung SDS is celebrating its big win at this week’s Mobile World Congress. The Korea-based company won a Global Mobile Award (or ‘Glomo’ Award) in the category of Best Mobile Security or Anti-Fraud Solution, for its Samsung Mobile Security Management Suite. The platform brings biometric authentication to enterprise mobile management, supporting voice, fingerprint, and facial…

AUDIO: FindBiometrics Speaks With GSMA’s David Pollington About Biometrics and 5G

AUDIO: FindBiometrics Speaks With GSMA’s David Pollington About Biometrics and 5G

FindBiometrics was in Barcelona this week for Mobile World Congress 2017. Tuesday morning at the conference’s Innovation City exhibit, Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill caught up with David Pollington, the GSMA’s head of Applications & Services. The conversation starts on the topic of how authentication technology fits into the 5G future outlined in…

MWC 2017: OT’s F-Code Smart Card Replaces PINs With Biometrics

MWC 2017: OT’s F-Code Smart Card Replaces PINs With Biometrics

“…the company’s F-Code is perhaps its showstopper when it comes to payment cards. It features a built-in fingerprint sensor, designed to entirely replace the PIN.” Oberthur Technologies is showing off its payment card solutions at this week’s Mobile World Congress, including a card with embedded biometric security. One new offering is OT Motion Code, a payment card…

MWC 2017: BlackBerry KEYone Sports First Ever Smartphone Keyboard Fingerprint Sensor

MWC 2017: BlackBerry KEYone Sports First Ever Smartphone Keyboard Fingerprint Sensor

Seeking to make a splash at this week’s Mobile World Congress, Fingerprint Cards has announced a world’s first with the integration of a fingerprint sensor into a smartphone’s keyboard. While most contemporary smartphones use digital keyboards based in the display, FPC had a unique partner in this project known for its use of small physical…

Goodix Announces In-Display Fingerprint Sensor at MWC

Goodix Announces In-Display Fingerprint Sensor at MWC

Goodix has followed through on its promise of a new “world’s first” technology at this year’s Mobile World Congress with what appears to be the first commercial, in-display fingerprint sensor. It’s designed for integration directly into an AMOLED screen, and the company says it offers a “compact size and very low power consumption”, according to…

MWC 2017: Egis Launches New Fingerprint Sensor Tech

MWC 2017: Egis Launches New Fingerprint Sensor Tech

Egis Technology is kicking off its run at this week’s Mobile World Congress with the launch of a new under-glass fingerprint sensor capable of scanning through up to 1000 micrometers. In a statement announcing the technology, Egis acknowledged that “some lesser technologies” have also enabled under-glass sensor deployments, but the company said that its solution…

MWC 2017: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Features EyeLock Biometrics

MWC 2017: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Features EyeLock Biometrics

EyeLock’s iris recognition technology has been integrated into the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. EyeLock and Qualcomm are teaming up to show off mobile iris scanning technology at this week’s Mobile World Congress. The former’s iris recognition technology has been integrated into the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The chip’s new Secure Camera feature supports both facial…

IriTech, Egis Tech Team Up to Target AR, VR, Automotive Markets

IriTech, Egis Tech Team Up to Target AR, VR, Automotive Markets

IriTech and Egis Technology have announced a new partnership in which the companies will together seek to promote their technologies to the AR, VR, and automotive sectors. The partnership will leverage both companies’ strengths. Egis Technology has made a name for itself in the consumer electronics sector largely through mobile integrations of its fingerprint sensor…

News Roundup: Preparing For MWC 2017

News Roundup: Preparing For MWC 2017

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued our month-long examination of healthcare biometrics as the industry prepared to head to Barcelona for this week’s Mobile World Congress where we will be reporting live coverage. The industry news featured its share of privacy-focused headlines, in the meantime, while stories on fingerprint biometrics, facial recognition, and national ID rounded out…

IDEX to Show Off New Glass and Ceramic Sensors at MWC

IDEX to Show Off New Glass and Ceramic Sensors at MWC

IDEX has launched a new series of glass and ceramic fingerprint sensors for mobile devices. In a statement announcing the new products, IDEX CEO Dr. Hemant Mardia said they would serve mobile OEMs that are “increasingly relying on glass to strengthen the industrial designs of next generation smartphones.” The company will officially launch the new…

FPC Aims to Meet Old and New Friends at MWC

FPC Aims to Meet Old and New Friends at MWC

Fingerprint Cards has announced that for the fourth year in a row, it will participate in the Mobile World Congress (MWC) conference and exhibition. FPC will be in the Fira Gran Via hall, and will highlight its solutions from booth 1B42. Among those solutions will be “market leading smartphone products, the latest smartcard trends and…

Year in Review: Mobility and FinTech By Way of Events

Year in Review: Mobility and FinTech By Way of Events

Mobility and finance have long been major areas of excitement, innovation, and adoption in biometrics, and that trend held strong in 2016. From the get go, this year has seen substantial momentum in both areas of biometric application, and for good reason: mobility, biometrics, and financial services are positively linked. As innovations in mobility allow…

Biometric Technology May Enjoy MWC 2017 Limelight

Biometric Technology May Enjoy MWC 2017 Limelight

“…biometric technology may once again enjoy quite a bit of the limelight at next year’s show.” The GSMA has offered new details on its plans for the 2017 Mobile World Congress. It’s shaping up to be a big deal. Among the confirmed keynote speakers are heavy hitters like Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Turner CEO…

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