Mobility

Vivo Will Be The First Smartphone to Use Clear ID

Vivo Will Be The First Smartphone to Use Clear ID

Synaptics’ in-display fingerprint sensor technology is going to be used first in a Vivo smartphone. The news comes just a few days after Synaptics’ announcement that it had in-display fingerprint sensors in mass production, and that it would soon be deployed in a ‘Tier 1’ smartphone, with demos planned for the Consumer Electronics Show. Synaptics…

Galaxy S9 In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Looks Increasingly Likely

Galaxy S9 In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Looks Increasingly Likely

The next phone in Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S line might be the first such commercial device to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. Speculation to that effect has been catalyzed by an announcement yesterday from Synaptics, one of the world’s top fingerprint sensor specialists, that its in-display technology had entered mass production and will be showcased…

FPC Gets Microconnector Partner for Biometric Smart Cards

FPC Gets Microconnector Partner for Biometric Smart Cards

Fingerprint Cards has found another key partner as it seeks a strong foothold in the emerging biometric smart cards market. The company has announced that it has teamed up with Linxens, a provider of microconnectors for RFID antennas and smart cards. In a statement announcing the partnership, FPC highlighted Linxens’ Prelam technology, which “integrates and…

OPPO A79 Features FPC1228 Fingerprint Sensor

OPPO A79 Features FPC1228 Fingerprint Sensor

A new sensor model from Fingerprint Cards is getting its debut in a newly announced OPPO smartphone: The OPPO A79 features an FPC1228 fingerprint sensor. Part of the FPC1200 series first launched in early 2016, the sensor is designed for implementation under a glass or ceramic surface. Fingerprint Cards says the new FPC1228 is its…

Synaptics’ In-Display Fingerprint Sensor In Mass Production

Synaptics’ In-Display Fingerprint Sensor In Mass Production

“Synaptics says that its solution is not only in mass production, but is to be integrated into a ‘soon to be announced Tier 1 customer phone.’” Synaptics‘ in-display fingerprint sensor solution is now in mass production with “a top five OEM”, the company has announced. Dubbed Clear ID FS9500, the solution is designed for integration…

Marine Corps Gets New In-the-Field Biometric Identification System

Marine Corps Gets New In-the-Field Biometric Identification System

The US Marine Corps has upgraded its in-the-field biometric identification system. Its previous Biometric Enrollment and Screening Device is being replaced by the Identity Dominance System-Marine Corps, or IDS-MC. The system revolves around a laptop computer partnered with a handheld device that facilitates the capture of face, fingerprint, and iris biometrics. Biometric matching can be…

Is Iris Recognition Coming To Samsung’s Budget Smartphones?

Is Iris Recognition Coming To Samsung’s Budget Smartphones?

Samsung is reportedly working to improve its iris scanning technology for next year’s Galaxy S9 smartphone, and to bring it to phones lower down the price spectrum, according to a new report. The news complements reports from late November speculating that Samsung is aiming to improve both its iris and facial recognition technology for the…

FIDO Alliance Announces First UAF 1.1 Implementation

FIDO Alliance Announces First UAF 1.1 Implementation

The FIDO Alliance has announced the first FIDO Certified implementation of its UAF 1.1 specifications. The standards are designed to make it easier for developers to take advantage of biometric authentication on devices running Android 8.0 or later. In creating FIDO applications, developers can directly integrate Android APIs on devices supporting fingerprint scanning and key…

FPC Deployments Make Way for Big Screens on Xiaomi Handsets

FPC Deployments Make Way for Big Screens on Xiaomi Handsets

“Both devices’ fingerprint sensors have been deployed on the rear to make room for a large, 18:9 aspect ratio display.” Xiaomi has launched a new pair of devices in its Redmi line of smartphones, and as usual they feature biometric technology from Fingerprint Cards. The new Redmi 5 features an FPC1035 fingerprint sensor, the same…

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform Has Built-in Multimodal Biometrics Support

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform Has Built-in Multimodal Biometrics Support

“…Qualcomm says the processor features built-in support for biometric authentication based on facial, fingerprint, iris, and voice recognition.” Qualcomm has announced the latest in its Snapdragon line of processor solutions, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. It’s a solution that is clearly designed for applications in high-end mobile devices, supporting a number of advanced features.…

Countingup Embraces Biometrics With HooYu

Countingup Embraces Biometrics With HooYu

“…it uses facial recognition and ID document validation, and also leverages other authentication mechanisms including address and digital footprint checks, to help ensure that businesses are complying with KYC and AML regulations.” A new financial services app for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the UK is embracing biometrics and other sophisticated identity verification technologies from…

Palm Biometrics Patent Sparks Samsung Smartphone Speculation

Palm Biometrics Patent Sparks Samsung Smartphone Speculation

A new Samsung patent may indicate that the company is considering incorporating palm biometrics into future mobile devices. As TechRadar reports, the patent envisions palm scanning as an auxiliary security measure, for use in cases such as where a user is locked out of a device when trying to use their primary authentication mechanism. Instead…

New SDK Enables Animoji Creation Based on 2D Video

New SDK Enables Animoji Creation Based on 2D Video

Neurotechnology has adapted its face biometrics technology to animoji applications with a new solution called the SentiMask Software Development Kit. The system recreates facial biometrics in a digital, 3D model, which can adapt to changes in the real subject’s face in real time. In other words, if the subject smiles, the digital avatar will smile,…

Synaptics Announces ‘Analyst and Investor Meeting’ for Dec. 12

Synaptics Announces ‘Analyst and Investor Meeting’ for Dec. 12

Synaptics is planning to host an ‘Analyst and Investor Meeting’, and will webcast it live on December 12th. In a statement announcing the meeting, the company indicated that it will feature presentations from Synaptics’ senior executives, which “may include information regarding current and future products and technologies, end-market trends, and the company’s current financial prospects.”…

FPC’s Sensor Brings Fingerprint Biometrics To Honor V10

FPC’s Sensor Brings Fingerprint Biometrics To Honor V10

Huawei has officially launched its new Honor V10 smartphone, and it once again features biometric fingerprint scanning thanks to Fingerprint Cards technology. While the device sports a large, 18:9 aspect ratio screen – a key trend in today’s smartphone market – it still has a little room at the bottom of its front face for…

Who Will Provide Fingerprint Biometrics For The Galaxy S9?

Who Will Provide Fingerprint Biometrics For The Galaxy S9?

“Samsung is reportedly planning to launch the Galaxy S9 and a larger ‘S9 Plus’ model at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January.” Samsung is planning to launch its new Galaxy S9 smartphones in January, and is going with a different supplier for the fingerprint sensor, according to new reports. Speculation regarding the timeline, which…

Financial Biometrics Month: Evolving Multimodality in Mobile Banking

Financial Biometrics Month: Evolving Multimodality in Mobile Banking

Today’s biometric banking arena is a multifaceted and complex space, especially when observed from the consumer touch-points. Branches, ATMs, call centers, online portals, and mobile apps all offer the biometric experience in terms of security and convenience, thanks to fingerprint, voice, vein pattern, iris, and behavioral recognition technologies. Indeed, as or the writing of this…

Meitu V6 Smartphone Features an FPC1235 Fingerprint Sensor

Meitu V6 Smartphone Features an FPC1235 Fingerprint Sensor

Meitu is once again using a Fingerprint Cards sensor in a new smartphone: The Meitu V6 features an FPC1235. It’s the same sensor model used in Meitu’s previous couple of devices – the M8 launched at the start of summer, and the T8 smartphone announced closer to the start of the year. The sensor model…

IDEMIA’s F-Code Solution To Use FPC’s T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor Module

IDEMIA’s F-Code Solution To Use FPC’s T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor Module

“For FPC, the partnership represents the latest major step into the emerging biometric payment cards market after the company joined two major payments industry alliances and announced a new partnership with NXP Semiconductors last month.” Fingerprint Cards has teamed up with IDEMIA to collaborate on biometric payment cards. The companies have announced that IDEMIA’s F-Code…

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