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Qualcomm & Himax Team Up To Bring Low-Power Depth Sensing To Face Recognition, AR, VR

Qualcomm & Himax Team Up To Bring Low-Power Depth Sensing To Face Recognition, AR, VR

“The end result will be a Structured Light Module (or ‘SLiM’) that can bring low-power depth sensing capabilities to a range of applications including AR and VR, and facial recognition.” Qualcomm has teamed up with fabless semiconductor company Himax to further advance its 3D depth sensing technologies. The news comes just a couple of weeks…

Qualcomm’s New Camera Modules Will Bring Advanced Computer Vision To Android Devices

Qualcomm’s New Camera Modules Will Bring Advanced Computer Vision To Android Devices

Qualcomm has announced a new set of camera modules that could bring advanced computer vision to Android phones and tablets. The solutions come by way of Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies, and are an extension of the Qualcomm Spectra Module Program. The trio of new modules support passive depth sensing, active depth sensing, and iris authentication,…

Leaked Images Show In-Display Fingerprint Sensor on Vivo Xplay 7

Leaked Images Show In-Display Fingerprint Sensor on Vivo Xplay 7

Leaked images suggest that Vivo’s next flagship smartphone will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. The images appear to show slides from a presentation on an upcoming Vivo device labelled “Xplay 7”. The slides depict a smartphone with small bezels and a large screen, with a circular digital button – possibly depicting a fingerprint shape, though…

Fingerprint Cards and Qualcomm Enter New Partnership

Fingerprint Cards and Qualcomm Enter New Partnership

Fingerprint Cards and Qualcomm have entered into a new partnership that will see the latter integrate FPC capacitive sensors into its low- and mid-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon microprocessors for mobile devices. More specifically, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 210, 212, 425, 427, 430, and 435 microprocessors will integrate FPC1028 touch sensors. In a statement announcing the partnership, FPC described…

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…

New Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors use Ultrasonic Tech for Fingerprint Imaging

New Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors use Ultrasonic Tech for Fingerprint Imaging

Qualcomm has announced a new line of fingerprint sensors that can scan through glass, metal, and mobile displays. The new Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors use ultrasonic technology for fingerprint imaging. Qualcomm says they can scan through up to 1200 µm of an OLED display, 800 µm of cover glass, and 650 µm of aluminum. The sensor can…

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…

Iris Scanning on Galaxy Note7 Enabled By Qualcomm Haven

Iris Scanning on Galaxy Note7 Enabled By Qualcomm Haven

The iris scanning functionality on the new Samsung Galaxy Note7 is enabled in part by Qualcomm Haven. Qualcomm technology is playing a key role in Samsung’s new Galaxy Note7 smartphone, the company has announced. Officially launched on August 2, the Galaxy Note7 sports a number of technologically sophisticated features and a strong emphasis on security,…

Qualcomm Licenses Precise Biometrics Tech

Qualcomm Licenses Precise Biometrics Tech

“…Precise Biometrics CEO Håkan Persson called Qualcomm Technologies ‘a leader in the mobile industry,’ adding that the partnership ‘will help further strengthen our position as a leader in fingerprint software.’” Precise Biometrics has entered into a licensing agreement with Qualcomm Technologies, which has licensed the former’s Precise BioMatch Mobile biometric algorithm software. The deal is based…

Qualcomm Haven Biometrically Protects WeChat

Qualcomm Haven Biometrically Protects WeChat

Qualcomm is providing the biometric authentication system for transactions on Tencent’s WeChat mPayment platform. Called Qualcomm Haven, the authentication system accords with Tencent’s SOTER protocol, ensuring that it relies on fingerprint scanning and matching, stores the biometric data locally, and transmits it to Tencent’s servers. To start, it will be available on the Vivo X6…

1.6 Billion Mobile Fingerprint Sensor Shipments in 2020: IHS

1.6 Billion Mobile Fingerprint Sensor Shipments in 2020: IHS

The mobile device fingerprint sensor market is currently in a phase of “explosive growth,” according to IHS. In a new report, the business and industry analysis firm asserts that fingerprint sensor shipments rose from 316 million to 499 million between 2014 and 2015, and will reach 1.6 billion in 2020. The report asserts that Apple,…

Letv Biometric Smartphone Dubbed “Best of CES 2016”

Letv Biometric Smartphone Dubbed “Best of CES 2016”

Android Authority has named Letv’s Le Max Pro smartphone the “Best of CES 2016”. It’s a considerable win for the company, given that it isn’t yet a household name around the world as a smartphone maker and this was its Consumer Electronics Show debut. Commenting on the accolade in a statement, Letv SVP Eric Mike said the…

Le Max Pro Smartphone Features Snapdragon Sense ID

Le Max Pro Smartphone Features Snapdragon Sense ID

China-based Letv has become the first company to officially embrace Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 processor. It’s reportedly going to integrate the processor in a number of products to come, but the first will be the Le Max Pro smartphone. With this integration, the Snapdragon 820 is going to play an important role in helping Letv to…

Qualcomm Demos Smart Home Platform, Voice Biometics

Qualcomm Demos Smart Home Platform, Voice Biometics

Qualcomm is showing off an Internet of Things platform for the smart home at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The company’s Smart Home Reference Platform is designed around Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 212 processor, and the company says it offers a range of capabilities suited to smart home applications. For example, it features hi-fi audio offering 24-bit, 192…

DOCOMO Embraces Qualcomm Biometric Platform

DOCOMO Embraces Qualcomm Biometric Platform

Japan-based mobile network operator NTT DOCOMO continues to make strides in embracing next-generation authentication security. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wireless technology developer, has announced that DOCOMO is going to be the first operator to embrace the company’s Snapdragon Sense ID biometrics platform. The platform is going to be employed with third-party biometric sensors to enable…

Qualcomm Integrates Sensory’s Voice Recognition

Qualcomm Integrates Sensory’s Voice Recognition

Sensory Inc. has announced a major new partnership with respect to its low-power voice control system. Mobile technology developer Qualcomm has agreed to implement Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree Voice Control 3.0 technology into its upcoming platforms. The TrulyHandsfree system has applications in the bureoning Internet of Things. Its ultra-low power system allows for a long battery life, and…

New Ultrasonic System Maps Fingerprints in 3D

New Ultrasonic System Maps Fingerprints in 3D

Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled its newest fingerprint scanning technology, which it called “the latest in cutting-edge biometric fingerprint authentication”. Called the Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID, the new system uses ultrasonic technology to get a 3D image of a fingerprint. The new system works by using high-frequency sound waves to develop a high-quality fingerprint image from…