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Samsung Bets Big On In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Tech in Galaxy S10

Samsung Bets Big On In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Tech in Galaxy S10

The cat is out of the bag, and the fingerprint sensor is under the display in Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10. In officially announcing the new device this week, just ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung was keen to emphasize the all-around technical prowess of the S10, but the…

Behavioral Biometrics Specialist Reveals Role in DoD’s DISA Project

Behavioral Biometrics Specialist Reveals Role in DoD’s DISA Project

A Brooklyn-based behavioral biometrics specialist has revealed that it was recruited to aid in the Department of Defense’s development of a ‘proof of life’ authentication system. Called Twosense.ai, the company says it won a contract through Army Contracting Command’s Rapid Innovation Fund. The deal is valued at $2.42 million, and was actually awarded in late…

DoD Now Actively Testing ‘Patterns of Life’ Mobile Authentication

DoD Now Actively Testing ‘Patterns of Life’ Mobile Authentication

“The aim is to develop a highly sophisticated authentication system that can passively identify a user without relying on any single modality.” The US military is making progress in its effort to develop a ‘patterns of life’ authentication system to replace the Common Access Cards traditionally used by personnel. According to a new FCW report,…

2019 Will Be a Huge Year for In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

2019 Will Be a Huge Year for In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

After a lengthy parade of rumor and speculation, in-display fingerprint sensor technology finally arrived in commercial smartphones last year. It came in the wake of Apple’s launch of its Face ID facial recognition system on the iPhone X, which first marked Apple’s definitive departure away from fingerprint scanning and prompted many mobile industry observers to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Galaxy S10 to Sport Qualcomm In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, says Supplier

Galaxy S10 to Sport Qualcomm In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, says Supplier

Samsung is planning to incorporate in-display fingerprint sensor technology from Qualcomm into its next flagship smartphone, the hotly anticipated Galaxy S10, according to a new report. The news reportedly comes directly from a supplier, Taiwan-based General Interface Solutions. According to Korea’s ETNews, GIS is working with Qualcomm to adapt the latter’s ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor…

Honor 10 Launches in Indonesia, Brings Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor

Honor 10 Launches in Indonesia, Brings Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor

Huawei’s Honor 10 smartphone has made it to Indonesia. At a launch event this week, Huawei subsidiary Honor Indonesia placed a strong emphasis on the device’s artificial intelligence technology, officially announcing the device with the tagline “Beauty in AI”. Its sophisticated AI has been applied mainly in the area of imaging, with its 24MP and…

Huawei Mate 20 Pro to Have In-Display Biometrics, Evidence Suggests

Huawei Mate 20 Pro to Have In-Display Biometrics, Evidence Suggests

A growing body of evidence suggests that Huawei is going to stick with in-display fingerprint sensor technology for at least one of its upcoming flagship smartphones. Part of the evidence comes by way of a leaker posting on the Chinese social media site Weibo. Purporting to feature an image of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro,…

Qualcomm Bets On Device-Based Voice Processing

Qualcomm Bets On Device-Based Voice Processing

Qualcomm is working on a speech and voice recognition system designed to run on-device, and the company’s researchers say its word and phrase recognition is 95 percent accurate, according to a VentureBeat report. One of the company’s artificial intelligence researchers, Chris Lott, delved into the technology at the annual Re-Work Deep Learning Summit in Boston…

Qualcomm is Ready For Android P and its Biometric Upgrade

Qualcomm is Ready For Android P and its Biometric Upgrade

Android P is on the way, and Qualcomm has taken some important proactive measures to clear its path. The company has announced that it has worked directly with Google’s developers to ensure that its Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile chip platforms are fully prepared to support Android’s newest operating system. In particular, the preparations focused on the…

Huawei Honor 10’s Fingerprint Sensor is Powered by Precise Biometrics

Huawei Honor 10’s Fingerprint Sensor is Powered by Precise Biometrics

Precise Biometrics algorithm software is powering the fingerprint scanning capability of a new smartphone from Huawei. Unlike the Honor 9, which featured a Fingerprint Cards sensor, the new Honor 10 uses fingerprint sensor from Qualcomm. And unlike Huawei’s recently launched Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS, the sensor is not embedded within the Honor 10’s display, but…

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.…

The Biometric Implications of the US-China Trade Agreement’s MoU’s

The Biometric Implications of the US-China Trade Agreement’s MoU’s

“Vivo also emphasized its collaboration with Qualcomm on in-display fingerprint sensor technology…” Three major smartphone companies have signed non-binding memoranda of understanding (MoU) agreements to purchase 12 billion dollars’ worth of Qualcomm technology over the next three years. The agreements were signed as part of a larger bilateral trade initiative undertaken upon President Donald Trump’s…

New Biometric Patches From Qualcomm Undergoing Clinical Testing

New Biometric Patches From Qualcomm Undergoing Clinical Testing

Qualcomm Life has announced new biometric patches aimed at the healthcare industry, and has secured a partner to deliver the technology to that market. The patches were developed through Qualcomm Life’s 2net Design program, which is aimed at streamlining the development of FDA and HIPAA compliant connected technologies. In a statement, the Qualcomm subsidiary said…

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…

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