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Fingerprint Cards Sensors Integrated in New Phones From Moto, Meitu, Huawei and Xiaomi

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Integrated in New Phones From Moto, Meitu, Huawei and Xiaomi

“The latest integrations point to Fingerprint Cards’ continuing prominence as a supplier of fingerprint sensors to the mobile market…” Another raft of new smartphones are using biometric technology provided by Fingerprint Cards, the company has announced. The four newly revealed integrations are each with a different smartphone brand, all of which are returning customers for…

Goodix Supplies In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for Vivo Nex S

Goodix Supplies In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for Vivo Nex S

Goodix is the supplier behind the in-display fingerprint sensor technology of Vivo’s latest flagship smartphone, the China-based biometrics specialist has announced. Officially unveiled this week, the Vivo Nex S is the third device from Vivo to feature in-display technology, after the pioneering Vivo X20 Plus UD launched in China near the start of the year,…

Money20/20 Europe: The Dutch Are Ready for Biometric Payment Cards, says Zwipe

Money20/20 Europe: The Dutch Are Ready for Biometric Payment Cards, says Zwipe

At the outset of this week’s Money20/20 Europe event in Amsterdam, Zwipe is highlighting enthusiasm for biometric payment cards among the Dutch. The company makes its case with recent market research from Motivaction, which polled over 1000 residents of the Netherlands between the ages of 18 and 65. According to a statement from Zwipe, the…

FPC Tech Integrated Into ‘Smart Suitcase’

FPC Tech Integrated Into ‘Smart Suitcase’

Fingerprint Cards is seeing a relatively unusual application of its biometric sensor technology, with the company announcing that it has been integrated into a new suitcase from China-based luggage brand 90FUN. The latter is perhaps best known for its Puppy1 smart suitcase, which is designed to follow the user around automatically, and balance itself using…

FPC Gets Two Orders from ‘Major Global Card Manufacturers’

FPC Gets Two Orders from ‘Major Global Card Manufacturers’

Fingerprint Cards has received orders for its T-Shape fingerprint sensor module from “two major global card manufacturers,” the company has announced. The news comes on the heels of FPC’s announcement that Italy-based Card Tech had elected to use the T-Shape sensor module in a forthcoming dual interface card, and not long after a pilot project…

BRIEF: The Fingerprint Sensor Market is Still Rising

BRIEF: The Fingerprint Sensor Market is Still Rising

Fingerprint sensors are now a standard feature on contemporary smartphones. Yet while they’re more popular than ever, a number of fingerprint sensor specialists have had to contend with serious market pressures in recent months, with costs in the mobile market dropping and a growing number of competitors. That doesn’t mean the fingerprint sensor market has…

Fingerprint Cards Biometric Sensors Featured on Six New Smartphones

Fingerprint Cards Biometric Sensors Featured on Six New Smartphones

“While FPC is seeking to pursue opportunities in new market areas such as biometric payment cards, the company is also working to improve production costs so that it can remain competitive in the capacitive fingerprint sensor market for smartphones…” A number of recently launched smartphones feature fingerprint sensor technology from Fingerprint Cards, the company has…

NEXT Biometrics Starts Sampling Biometric Cards

NEXT Biometrics Starts Sampling Biometric Cards

“Shipping samples of our biometric module for smart cards marks another step forward for NEXT in this rapidly growing market segment and highlights the strong support among customers for our fingerprint sensor technology.” – Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics has begun sampling of its contact-based biometric smart card modules, the company has announced.…

Biggest NEXT Shareholder Increases Stake

Biggest NEXT Shareholder Increases Stake

“Greenbridge’s share increase offers a vote of confidence in NEXT Biometrics as the latter seeks to establish itself as a pioneer in the emerging biometric payment cards market, an area in which numerous firms including Mastercard and Visa have been highly active in recent months.” Greenbridge Investment Partners, the biggest shareholder in NEXT Biometrics, has…

AUDIO INTERVIEW: IDEX CFO Henrik Knudtzon on Biometric Smart Cards at MWC

AUDIO INTERVIEW: IDEX CFO Henrik Knudtzon on Biometric Smart Cards at MWC

Biometric smart cards are a major topic at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The fingerprint secured credit card space heated up in 2017 and now, at the dawn of 2018 the industry is headed towards commercialization of the next generation card payment solution. That’s the focus of FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill’s conversation with…

IDEX Focuses on Biometric Smart Cards in Year-end Update

IDEX Focuses on Biometric Smart Cards in Year-end Update

As scheduled, biometric fingerprint solutions company IDEX has announced its fiscal results for Q4 and year end 2017. The update took strong efforts to emphasize the company’s posturing in the burgeoning biometric smart cards market, which IDEX has officially pivoted to as its primary focus moving forward. IDEX reports revenues of NOK 2.5 million for Q4…

IDEX Announces New CEO Ahead of Corporate Update

IDEX Announces New CEO Ahead of Corporate Update

Immediately ahead of its Q4 and 2017 fiscal update, IDEX has announced that it’s getting a new CEO. Stan Swearingen, the company’s Chief Products Officer, will replace current CEO Hemant Mardia effective April 1st. In a statement, IDEX explained that the change is meant to accommodate an “expected step change” in the company’s business as…

FPC Launches ‘Single-Chip, Single-Die’ Fingerprint Sensor

FPC Launches ‘Single-Chip, Single-Die’ Fingerprint Sensor

“In a statement announcing the new solution, FPC suggested this will simplify the design process and allow for easier integration into hardware such as smartphones.” Fingerprint Cards has announced a new addition to its line of fingerprint sensors. The company describes its FPC1291 as a “single-chip, single-die solution,” meaning there’s no need for a companion…

IDEX to Deliver Q4, 2017 Update on Thursday

IDEX to Deliver Q4, 2017 Update on Thursday

IDEX has set a date for its Q4 corporate update, which will arrive this Thursday, February 22nd. The company will also present its preliminary results for the 2017 fiscal year. In a statement announcing the date, IDEX offered no hints as to the details of the update. But the fingerprint sensor maker is certain to…

NEXT Biometrics Q4 Update to Coincide with Capital Markets Day

NEXT Biometrics Q4 Update to Coincide with Capital Markets Day

NEXT Biometrics has set a date for its Q4 update, and has announced that it will coincide with a ‘Capital Markets Day’ event focused on raising investment. All interested parties are invited to tune in March 1st via a live feed online, or in person at Høyres Hus, Stortingsgaten 20, in Oslo. The corporate update should…

IDEX to Focus on Biometric Card Opportunities

IDEX to Focus on Biometric Card Opportunities

IDEX is going to focus exclusively on biometric smart cards from now on, the company has announced. In a statement, the company explained that its renewed focus is a reflection of the growing excitement around the emerging biometric payment cards market. Major financial services brands including Visa and Mastercard have indicated that they are moving…

IDEX Expects to Complete Biometric Card Certification in ‘Early Q2’

IDEX Expects to Complete Biometric Card Certification in ‘Early Q2’

IDEX says it has commenced the certification process for its biometric smart cards, and that it expects it to reach completion early in Q2 of this year. The certification process concerns IDEX’s sensor technology designed for integration into products such as biometric payment cards. In a statement, IDEX suggested it is now involved in “commercial…

IDEX to Demo Smart Card Sensors for Investors at CES

IDEX to Demo Smart Card Sensors for Investors at CES

IDEX will take the opportunity of next month’s Consumer Electronics Show to showcase its latest fingerprint sensor technology to investors. The company has announced that it will host an ‘Investor presentation’ on January 10th. The event will be hosted by members of IDEX’s executive leadership team: CEO Hemant Mardia, CFO Henrik Knudtzon, CTO Fred Benkley,…

IDEX Announces New Flexible, Large-Area Sensor for Card Applications

IDEX Announces New Flexible, Large-Area Sensor for Card Applications

IDEX has announced a new addition to its line of large-area sensor solutions with a flexible sensor aimed at card applications. The sensor offers a sensing area of 13 x 13 mm, and features an ASIC designed for efficient use energy. It’s designed for use in both contact-based and contactless cards, and IDEX says it’s…

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