Precise Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Precise Biometrics CEO Håkan Persson

INTERVIEW: Precise Biometrics CEO Håkan Persson

Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics. The conversation details the transformative period the company has navigated in 2017, beginning with discussion of how it is addressing last year’s announcement that its long-time hardware partner, Fingerprint Cards (FPC), will be replacing Precise’s algorithm solutions with its own biometric…

Precise Biometrics Refines Algorithm Software To Support Even Smaller Sensors

Precise Biometrics Refines Algorithm Software To Support Even Smaller Sensors

“The refinements were made primarily to better target the software solution to smart card applications…” Precise Biometrics has refined its Precise BioMatch Embedded algorithm software to enable support for even smaller fingerprint sensors. The company says its software now supports sensors as small as 30mm², and that it can operate via power-efficient microcontrollers. The refinements…

Haptrics To Incorporate Precise Biometrics Software Into Fingerprint Sensors

Haptrics To Incorporate Precise Biometrics Software Into Fingerprint Sensors

Precise Biometrics has signed on with a new licensing partner for its Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithm software. Korea-based fabless semiconductor specialist Haptrics Inc. will incorporate the technology into its CMOS fingerprint sensors. The deal will see Haptrics pay annual licensing fees to Precise Biometrics, as well as royalties based on the number of sensors sold…

Precise BioMatch Embedded Software Featured on CardLab Smart Card

Precise BioMatch Embedded Software Featured on CardLab Smart Card

“Fingerprint Cards hardware and Precise Biometrics software have frequently been combined to offer biometric authentication, most often in mobile devices.” In its first smart card integration, Fingerprint Cards’ T-Shape biometric sensor module is being supported by Precise Biometrics software. In a statement, the latter company has revealed that its Precise BioMatch Embedded software is being…

Precise BioLive Brings Liveness Detection to New Biometric Keyboard

Precise BioLive Brings Liveness Detection to New Biometric Keyboard

“Precise Biometrics’ contribution comes by way of liveness detection technology it acquired when it bought NexID earlier this year.” Key Source International’s new biometric keyboard features Precise Biometrics technology, the latter has revealed. The KSI-1700 UB keyboard was first unveiled several weeks ago, and features an embedded fingerprint sensor provided by SecuGen, the FAP 20…

Precise Biometrics Software Powers AirPlus Biometric Payment Card

Precise Biometrics Software Powers AirPlus Biometric Payment Card

“Ultimately the aim is to enable contact and contactless biometric payments for AirPlus’s 49,000 corporate clients worldwide…” AirPlus’s new biometric payment card uses Precise Biometrics software, the latter has revealed. The dual interface payment card was announced last week. It features an embedded fingerprint sensor care of Fingerprint Cards, a longtime hardware partner of Precise…

Precise Biometrics Publishes Liveness Detection White Paper

Precise Biometrics Publishes Liveness Detection White Paper

“Precise Biometrics argued that the issue of liveness detection on mobile devices – which are increasingly being used for online purchases – is quickly becoming a critical issue.” Precise Biometrics has published a white paper on the importance of liveness detection for mobile biometrics. Entitled “Spoof and Liveness Detection for the Mobile Biometrics Market,” the…

Precise Biometrics Builds Up Management Team with New Promotion

Precise Biometrics Builds Up Management Team with New Promotion

Precise Biometrics is bulking up its leadership team with a new promotion: The company has announced that Fredrik Sjöholm, its Senior Sales Director, has been appointed to a management role. In a statement announcing the promotion, Precise Biometrics did not name the specific position to which Sjöholm has been appointed, saying only that he has been promoted…

Precise Biometrics Finds Its Next R&D Director

Precise Biometrics Finds Its Next R&D Director

Precise Biometrics has found its new R&D Director, and he comes from within the company’s own ranks. Fredrik Clementson, a Precise Biometrics engineer, will take the position starting September 1st. The search began in late spring, when Rutger Petersson, who has been with the company for a decade, announced his resignation as he sought to…

ELAN Microelectronics Partners With MagnaChip For Biometric Smart Cards

ELAN Microelectronics Partners With MagnaChip For Biometric Smart Cards

ELAN Microelectronics has selected South Korea-based MagnaChip Semiconductor as its new foundry partner for the production of biometric smart cards. The companies say they will work together to make smart cards with embedded IC-based fingerprint sensors, with MagnaChip providing its 0.35 micron Mixed Signal Thick IMD technology. MagnaChip is also planning to develop the capability…

Precise Biometrics And O-Film Enter Licensing Agreement

Precise Biometrics And O-Film Enter Licensing Agreement

“News of the agreement follows multiple other licensing agreements sealed by Precise Biometrics this year, including deals with sensor maker MELFAS and touch solutions provider Zeitec Semiconductor Co.” Precise Biometrics has entered into a licensing agreement with a new client – Shenzhen-based electronic components maker O-Film. The client will use Precise Biometrics’ flagship mobile fingerprint…

Precise Biometrics Software Used In Qualcomm Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor

Precise Biometrics Software Used In Qualcomm Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor

“While the ultrasonic scanning is enabled by the sensor hardware, their biometric matching is the product of Precise Biometrics’ flagship software platform, Precise BioMatch Mobile.” Precise Biometrics algorithm software is being used in Qualcomm’s new ultrasonic fingerprint sensors, the company has revealed. The sensors were announced at last week’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai event, where…

Precise Biometrics Divests Its Mobile Smart Card Solutions Business

Precise Biometrics Divests Its Mobile Smart Card Solutions Business

Seeking to fully focus its resources on fingerprint biometrics technology, Precise Biometrics has divested itself of its Mobile Smart Card Solutions business, the arm of the company concerned with its Tactivo smart card reading devices. Germany-based Security-as-a-Service provider IDENTOS GmbH will take over the business as of January 1st, 2018. For the next two years,…

V2 Smart Card Uses FPC Sensor, Precise Biometrics Software

V2 Smart Card Uses FPC Sensor, Precise Biometrics Software

“For now, the card is only being used for access control and employee time and attendance tracking at the newly opened casino, but FPC has indicated that expansionary plans are in the works that could see the V2 used by casino guests as payment cards.” Precise Biometrics and Fingerprint Cards are celebrating an important step into…

Precise Biometrics Seeks New R&D Director

Precise Biometrics Seeks New R&D Director

Precise Biometrics is looking for a new R&D Director. The search has been prompted by the resignation of Rutger Petersson, who has been with the company for a decade but has now taken a position as Verisure Innovation’s Analytics & Insight Manager. Commenting in a statement, Precise Biometrics CEO Håkan Persson credited Petersson as “a valuable…

Sharp Z3 Smartphone Uses Precise Biometrics Tech

Sharp Z3 Smartphone Uses Precise Biometrics Tech

Precise Biometrics technology is helping to power the fingerprint scanning functionality of a new Sharp smartphone. The Sharp Z3 uses a fingerprint sensor provided by Fingerprint Cards, a longtime hardware partner of Precise Biometrics. Meanwhile, the algorithm software in play is Precise BioMatch Mobile, Precise Biometrics’ flagship solution for mobile devices. Sharp is a returning…

SecuGen, Precise Biometrics to Show Off Liveness Detection Tech

SecuGen, Precise Biometrics to Show Off Liveness Detection Tech

“Precise Biometrics’ involvement comes by way of its acquisition of NexID Biometrics, which had developed liveness detection technology for the device.” SecuGen and Precise Biometrics will be on hand at the Connect:ID conference to demonstrate the Hamster Pro 20 fingerprint scanner and its embedded liveness detection technology, the companies have announced. It’s part of SecuGen’s…

Precise Biometrics Licenses Software to Korea-Based MELFAS

Precise Biometrics Licenses Software to Korea-Based MELFAS

Precise Biometrics has entered into a new licensing agreement with MELFAS, a Korea-based sensor maker, the company has announced. The deal will see Precise Biometrics’ Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithm software integrated into mobile devices via MELFAS sensors. That in turn will bring per-unit licensing fees to Precise Biometrics, along with an annual fee and a fee…

New Smartphone From Taiwan-based OEM Sports FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech

New Smartphone From Taiwan-based OEM Sports FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech

“…it’s a smartphone made by a Taiwan-based OEM, and that it’s aimed at the Russian market.” Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics are powering the biometric capabilities of a new smartphone. The device uses an FPC1035 fingerprint sensor combined with Precise Biometrics’ Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithm software. In separate statements announcing the integrations, both companies declined…

Precise Biometrics Software Integrated into Micromax Phone via FPC

Precise Biometrics Software Integrated into Micromax Phone via FPC

A new smartphone from Micromax is using Precise Biometrics technology to power its fingerprint scanning functionality. In a statement announcing the integration, Precise Biometrics declined to say which specific model is using the Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithm software – the company has launched multiple devices over the past several weeks – but it did indicate…

Precise Biometrics Tech Integrated into Chinese Phone via Silead Sensors

Precise Biometrics Tech Integrated into Chinese Phone via Silead Sensors

“Precise Biometrics also noted that the integration comes via Silead, a China-based IC specialist with which the company entered into a partnership about two years ago, in the spring of 2015.” Precise Biometrics technology is being used in another new smartphone. Announcing the integration in a statement, Precise Biometrics declined to name the new device…

Annual Report Shows Precise Biometrics on the Rise

Annual Report Shows Precise Biometrics on the Rise

Precise Biometrics has issued an Annual Report for 2016, outlining a positive vision of the company’s future. The report begins with an echo of CEO Håkan Persson’s comments from the company’s Q4 and year-end report issued in February, asserting that “2016 was the company’s best year so far”. Indeed, it marks the culmination of a years-long…

BQ Aquaris X5 Plus Uses Precise BioMatch Mobile

BQ Aquaris X5 Plus Uses Precise BioMatch Mobile

“It’s the same sensor used in BQ’s Aquaris U Plus smartphone, which also featured Precise Biometrics algorithm software.” Precise Biometrics‘ flagship biometric algorithm software is being used to power the fingerprint scanning capabilities of another new smartphone from Spain-based OEM BQ. The new BQ Aquaris X5 Plus uses Precise BioMatch Mobile software care of an…

Precise Biometrics To Licence Software To Zeitec Semiconductor

Precise Biometrics To Licence Software To Zeitec Semiconductor

Precise Biometrics has entered into a new licensing agreement with Zeitec Semiconductor Co., a Taiwan-based touch solution provider. In a statement announcing the agreement, Precise Biometrics indicated that it would entail a per-unit licensing fee, as well as support and maintenance fees. The company expects revenues to start coming in this quarter. Commenting on the…

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…

Precise Biometrics Signs Licensing Agreement With NXP Semiconductors

Precise Biometrics Signs Licensing Agreement With NXP Semiconductors

Precise Biometrics has another new hardware partner. The company has signed an agreement licensing its Precise BioMatch algorithm software to NXP Semiconductors. It’s a licensing agreement that could see Precise Biometrics’ software integrated into a range of products, with NXP targeting a wide swath of the Internet of Things market with its embedded chip technologies.…

Mobile Fingerprint Biometrics And Adaptation

Mobile Fingerprint Biometrics And Adaptation

It has been four years since Touch ID popularized fingerprint biometrics on mainstream smartphones and we are now close to seeing fingerprint sensor ubiquity on mobile devices. Recent research from Acuity Market Intelligence states that there are over 500 biometric smartphone models on the market, and what’s more: they are affordable, with many landing under…

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…

Precise BioMatch Mobile Used in Two New Xiaomi Devices

Precise BioMatch Mobile Used in Two New Xiaomi Devices

Precise Biometrics‘ algorithm software is being used in two new Xiaomi devices, the company has announced. One of them is the Redmi 4X, the latest entry in Xiaomi’s Redmi line to take advantage of the Precise BioMatch Mobile system. The other is the Xiaomi Mi 5C, following previous Mi line devices like the Xiaomi Mi Mix…

Nomination Committee Proposals Hint at Precise Biometrics’ Approach to 2017

Nomination Committee Proposals Hint at Precise Biometrics’ Approach to 2017

Precise Biometrics‘ annual general meeting is a couple of months away, but the company’s nomination committee is already offering some indication of what’s in store with some proposals for the board of directors. In brief, the nomination committee is aiming for business as usual, proposing re-election of all current board members and the re-election of Torgny…

Redmi Note 4X Features Precise Biometrics Algorithm Software

Redmi Note 4X Features Precise Biometrics Algorithm Software

Precise Biometrics‘ algorithm software has been integrated into the Redmi Note 4X, a new smartphone from Xiaomi. The device is a sequel to Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4, which also made use of Precise Biometrics’ Precise BioMatch Mobile fingerprint algorithm software. Indeed, Xiaomi is a longtime integrator of Precise Biometrics software, with multiple other devices having integrated…

Precise Biometrics Paints Picture of Challenging Market in Q4 Update

Precise Biometrics Paints Picture of Challenging Market in Q4 Update

Precise Biometrics has announced its Q4 and year-end results for 2016, painting a picture of a company charging through a challenging market. For the quarter, Precise Biometrics saw consolidated net sales of SEK 25.7 million and an after-tax profit of SEK 2.7 million. For the full year, consolidated net sales reached SEK 97.2 million –…

Precise Biometrics Finalizes NexID Acquisition

Precise Biometrics Finalizes NexID Acquisition

Precise Biometrics has finalized its acquisition of NexID Biometrics, the company has announced. The deal was first unveiled in December, with Precise Biometrics announcing that it would acquire the liveness detection specialist for 32 million SEK. Only three full-time employees from NexID will join Precise Biometrics as a result of the acquisition, but much of…

Precise Biometrics Scores 17.5 Million SEK Deal

Precise Biometrics Scores 17.5 Million SEK Deal

Precise Biometrics has secured a big new licensing deal that will bring the company revenues of at least 17.5 million SEK over the next couple of years. In a statement announcing the deal, Precise Biometrics declined to name the client in question, but asserted that it’s an existing customer. The new licensing agreement replaces a…

Meitu M6s Uses Precise Biometrics Algorithm Software

Meitu M6s Uses Precise Biometrics Algorithm Software

Precise Biometrics‘ flagship mobile algorithm software is being used to power the fingerprint scanning of the Meitu M6s smartphone, the company has announced. It’s not a huge surprise, given that Precise BioMatch Mobile appears to have been used in the original Meitu M6 announced this past summer. That integration came by way of Fingerprint Cards…

Precise Biometrics Moves Forward with Private Placement

Precise Biometrics Moves Forward with Private Placement

Precise Biometrics is officially giving notice of a private placement of new shares intended to help fund its acquisition of NexID Biometrics. In a statement, the company explained that the private placement will see 14,925,373 shares offered to “a group of qualified Swedish and international investors”. The shares are being offered at a subscription price…

VKANSEE Will Bring Precise Biometrics Software to Under-Glass Sensors

VKANSEE Will Bring Precise Biometrics Software to Under-Glass Sensors

China-based fingerprint sensor maker VKANSEE has licensed Precise Biometrics’ flagship algorithm software for smartphones and tablets, Precise BioMatch Mobile. —Take Our Biometrics Year in Review Survey NOW!— In a statement announcing the agreement, Precise Biometrics CEO Håkan Persson suggested that the biometric software would be used in under-glass deployments of VKANSEE’s optical sensors. Precise Biometrics’ longtime hardware…

Smart Cards Emerging as Key Topic at Trustech 2016

Smart Cards Emerging as Key Topic at Trustech 2016

The Trustech 2016 expo is next week, and biometric smart cards are emerging as a potential standout topic during the event. Earlier this week, NEXT Biometrics announced plans to show off its flexible biometric smart card technology at the digital security event, and it was only a couple of days later that IDEX followed suit…

Taiwan-Based OEM Launches Mobile Featuring FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech

Taiwan-Based OEM Launches Mobile Featuring FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech

“It was only a couple of weeks ago that FPC and Precise Biometrics announced the integration of the same setup – an FPC1155 running Precise BioMatch Mobile – in a device from an unnamed Taiwan-based OEM…” Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics are celebrating another smartphone integration. In statements announcing this latest deployment of their respective technologies,…

Precise Biometrics Announces Two Mobile Integrations Via Sensor Partners

Precise Biometrics Announces Two Mobile Integrations Via Sensor Partners

“While the company has risen to prominence as a biometric software supplier for the mobile market in large part through its partnership with sensor maker FPC, it has lately sought to diversify its roster of partners in a bid to expand its reach in the industry…” Precise Biometrics‘ algorithm software is being used in two…

Precise Biometrics Confirms Samsung Rumors in Strong Q3 Report

Precise Biometrics Confirms Samsung Rumors in Strong Q3 Report

Precise Biometrics has issued its latest quarterly report and it’s a strong one. Perhaps the biggest news to come out of the update is CEO Håkan Persson’s confirmation that Samsung System LSI Business, with which Precise Biometrics recently entered into a licensing agreement, “is now moving into the market for fingerprint sensors” – a subject of…

Precise Biometrics Announces Licensing Agreement With Samsung

Precise Biometrics Announces Licensing Agreement With Samsung

“…Precise Biometrics says the agreement’s annual support and maintenance fee should generate revenues starting in Q4 of this year…” Precise Biometrics has just snagged what is perhaps its most high-profile client yet in the smartphone sector. It has entered into a licensing agreement with Samsung, through the latter’s System LSI Business. The deal is based…

Precise Biometrics Gets New CFO

Precise Biometrics Gets New CFO

Precise Biometrics has appointed a new CFO. Göran Thuresson will take the position starting November 9th. Thuresson joins the company from a position as CFO at gtIM AB, which he describes on LinkedIn as “an industrial company” in Sweden; and he has had other recent stints as CFO and Nordic Integration Manager with Weidmüller. Thuresson has also held…

Huawei Enjoy 6 Features FPC, Precise Biometrics Tech

Huawei Enjoy 6 Features FPC, Precise Biometrics Tech

Huawei has announced another new phone that uses biometric technology from Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics. Called the Huawei Enjoy 6, the device features an FPC1025 sensor running Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithm software. It’s the third Huawei device announced this month alone that features FPC and Precise Biometrics technology. In fact, the previous two, the Huawei…

Xiaomi Mi Mix is the First Smartphone to Feature FPC1235 Biometric Sensor

Xiaomi Mi Mix is the First Smartphone to Feature FPC1235 Biometric Sensor

“…the Xiaomi Mi Mix’s screen covers almost the entire front face of the device, and features an FPC1235 fingerprint sensor on its backside. It also has the distinction of being the first smartphone to feature this particular sensor model.” Xiaomi is sticking with its most trusted biometrics technology suppliers for two new smartphones. The Xiaomi…

FPC, Precise Biometrics Tech Power Credit Card’s Biometrics

FPC, Precise Biometrics Tech Power Credit Card’s Biometrics

South Korea-based card manufacturer Kona-i has launched a credit card with a built-in fingerprint sensor, and it features biometric technology from Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics. The latter’s Precise BioMatch Embedded provides the necessary algorithm software, while an FPC sensor has been embedded for fingerprint scanning. FPC hasn’t specified the fingerprint sensor being used, but…

Precise Biometrics Tech Licensed by InvenSense for Use in Ultrasonic Sensors

Precise Biometrics Tech Licensed by InvenSense for Use in Ultrasonic Sensors

Precise Biometrics has inked a new licensing deal, this time with InvenSense, Inc., a MEMS sensor platform provider. The latter has licensed both of Precise Biometrics’ flagship algorithm software platforms, Precise BioMatch Mobile and Precise BioMatch Embedded. The deal includes annual licensing fees for the use of Precise Biometrics’ algorithms and for support, as well…

Smartisan Uses FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech in New Phones

Smartisan Uses FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech in New Phones

China-based OEM Smartisan is using biometric technology from Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics in two new smartphones. Called the M1 and M1L, the devices each feature an FPC1035 fingerprint sensor running Precise BioMatch Mobile, Precise Biometrics’ flagship algorithm software for mobile devices. The new integrations underline both FPC’s and Precise Biometrics’ continuing momentum in the…

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