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IDEX to Demo Biometric Smart Card Tech at Money20/20

IDEX to Demo Biometric Smart Card Tech at Money20/20

Biometric technology is poised to once again be a major focus at next week’s Money20/20 event, providing a clear opportunity for IDEX. The company will be on hand to showcase its biometric solutions for contactless cards, soon after its smart card sensors went into sampling. In a statement, the company indicated that it will demo…

NEXT Biometrics Has Shipped 3 Million Fingerprint Sensors

NEXT Biometrics Has Shipped 3 Million Fingerprint Sensors

NEXT Biometrics is celebrating a major milestone with its announcement this week that it has now shipped three million fingerprint sensors in total. In a statement, NEXT CEO Ritu Favre said the achievement helps to demonstrate “NEXT’s ability to mass produce high quality, mass market robust sensors at what has become very high yield rates.”…

IDEX To Showcase Biometric Sensor For Smart Cards At Money20/20

IDEX To Showcase Biometric Sensor For Smart Cards At Money20/20

“IDEX is performing its sampling at a time of intense excitement in the emerging biometric smart card market…” IDEX will showcase its biometric sensor for smart cards at this year’s Money20/20. The announcement comes soon after IDEX announced it had started sampling its smart card sensors at the end of September, with IDEX now reporting…

MTRIX Becomes Major Distributor of NEXT Biometrics’ USB Fingerprint Scanners

MTRIX Becomes Major Distributor of NEXT Biometrics’ USB Fingerprint Scanners

NEXT Biometrics has inked a major distribution agreement for its USB fingerprint scanners with a new German partner. MTRIX has agreed to sell the devices in not only Germany but also Austria and Switzerland. The agreement pertains to NEXT Biometrics’ Scallop and Oyster fingerprint scanning devices, which are designed to offer plug-and-play functionality with computer…

IDEX Sampling Smart Card Sensors With New Clients in Asia Pacific

IDEX Sampling Smart Card Sensors With New Clients in Asia Pacific

IDEX is sampling its smart card sensors with new clients, the company says. In a statement, IDEX did not name the clients in question, saying only that they comprise “several new card integrators in Asia Pacific”, and that they are looking to government ID and access control applications. Commenting further, IDEX CEO Dr. Hemant Mardia…

IDEX Schedules ‘Capital Markets Day’ with Q3 Update for Nov. 2

IDEX Schedules ‘Capital Markets Day’ with Q3 Update for Nov. 2

“…IDEX has shown a strong sense of optimism about its prospects, particularly with respect to the company’s biometric smart card efforts.” IDEX is planning to host a ‘Capital Markets Day’ on November 2nd, 2017. The event will take place in London, with members of IDEX’s executive team slated to be on hand to deliver presentations…

FPC’s T-Shape Module ‘A Big Step’ Toward High-Volume Smart Card Production

FPC’s T-Shape Module ‘A Big Step’ Toward High-Volume Smart Card Production

Fingerprint Cards has announced a new module design for its fingerprint sensor technology. Called T-Shape, the module is intended specifically for smart card applications. T-Shape is designed to comply with ISO standards for smart cards, and FPC is aiming for Card Quality Management compliance as well. The module takes advantage of the ultra-thin FCP1300 fingerprint…

Leti’s New Proof of Concept Can Lead To Ultra High-Res Fingerprint Sensors

Leti’s New Proof of Concept Can Lead To Ultra High-Res Fingerprint Sensors

A new proof of concept “opens the path to ultra-high resolution fingerprint sensors,” according to Leti project manager Antoine Viana. Issued in a statement, Viana’s commentary refers to PiezoMAT, a European cross-industry collaboration aimed at exploring how piezoelectric zinc-oxide nanowires fostered on a silicon chip can be used to create a pressure-based fingerprint sensor that…

NEXT Biometrics Highlights Mass Production Capability, New Contracts in Quarterly Update

NEXT Biometrics Highlights Mass Production Capability, New Contracts in Quarterly Update

“The company also highlighted recent developments in the beginning of the third quarter, including a global distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, and a contract with First Biometrics.” NEXT Biometrics has announced its results for the second quarter of this year. The company saw revenues of NOK 24 million in Q2, down from revenues of NOK…

First Biometrics Looks to NEXT Biometrics Tech for Smart Card Solution

First Biometrics Looks to NEXT Biometrics Tech for Smart Card Solution

NEXT Biometrics fingerprint sensor technology will be incorporated into a new smart card from First Biometrics, the company has announced. The solution will used NEXT Biometrics’ large area flexible sensor technology. In a statement announcing the agreement, NEXT Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre explained that the biometric smart cards would initially be used in casinos. Favre added…

IDEX Points to ‘Billion Unit Potential’ in Pitch to Investors

IDEX Points to ‘Billion Unit Potential’ in Pitch to Investors

IDEX is making its pitch to investors and analysts at a couple of financial conferences. Today, the company’s CFO, Henrik Knudtzon, delivered a presentation at the DNB Nordic Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) Conference in Oslo. Knudtzon’s presentation focused on opportunities in the mobile, Internet of Things, and biometric smart cards market, which together offered…

Arrow Electronics Signs On for IoT-Focused Distribution Agreement with NEXT

Arrow Electronics Signs On for IoT-Focused Distribution Agreement with NEXT

“The agreement will place a particular focus on the emerging Internet of Things market, with NEXT Biometrics promoting SDKs and reference designs for bringing its fingerprint sensor technology into ARM7/8/9 and Cortex M4 microprocessors running on Linux and Android.” NEXT Biometrics has entered into a new distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, which will sell the…

IDEX First Half Report Depicts Building Momentum

IDEX First Half Report Depicts Building Momentum

“The trend toward in-display fingerprint sensors on mobile devices also presents “unique opportunities for using the IDEX off-chip sensor,” according to the report.” IDEX has issued its Q2 and first half update for 2017. The quarter saw revenues of NOK 4.7 million, compared to NOK 14.1 million in Q2 of 2016. Looking to the full…

IDEX to Issue Interim Update on August 10th

IDEX to Issue Interim Update on August 10th

IDEX will issue its half-year report for 2017 on August 10th, the company has announced. The report will review what has been an eventful first half of the year, with some particularly salient events in the second quarter. April saw the revelation that IDEX technology was being used in Mastercard’s new biometric payment cards, for…

CrucialTec CEO Says In-Display Sensor Tech is ‘Fully Ready’

CrucialTec CEO Says In-Display Sensor Tech is ‘Fully Ready’

As the race toward in-display fingerprint sensors continues, CrucialTec is insisting it’s a key competitor. In a new interview with The Korea Herald, CrucialTec CEO Charles Ahn asserts that his company’s Display Fingerprint Solution (“DFS”) “is fully ready,” and that his company is “in talks with the world’s leading display manufacturers to see the first…

The First European Trial Of Mastercard’s New Biometric Payment Cards Has Concluded

The First European Trial Of Mastercard’s New Biometric Payment Cards Has Concluded

The first European trial of Mastercard’s new biometric payment cards has concluded, with successful results continuing the program’s momentum. The development comes after Mastercard announced the first successful trials of its biometric payment cards in Africa this spring, with the company promising further trials to come in Europe and the APAC region. The first European…

IDEX Announces Refined Matching Algorithm for Smart Cards

IDEX Announces Refined Matching Algorithm for Smart Cards

IDEX has developed a new biometric matching algorithm tailored for smart card applications. In a statement announcing the solution, the company said the algorithm was “specifically designed to deliver a step-function improvement in performance for applications with acute power, processing and memory limitations.” Commenting further, IDEX CEO Dr. Hemant Mardia said the solution is built upon…

FPC Seeks Competitive Edge, Partners With Truly

FPC Seeks Competitive Edge, Partners With Truly

Fingerprint Cards has established a new partnership with another module house. Headquartered in Shanwei, China, the module maker is called ‘Truly’. In a statement announcing the new partnership, the SVP of FPC’s mobile business, Ted Hansson, explained, “Teaming up with the right, carefully selected partners and broadening our network is essential to keep growing our…

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…

Money20/20 Europe: IDEX Flexible Fingerprint Sensor Gets Demoed

Money20/20 Europe: IDEX Flexible Fingerprint Sensor Gets Demoed

IDEX‘s flexible fingerprint sensor is being shown off at this week’s Money20/20 Europe event, the company has announced. Following the revelation that IDEX ‘s fingerprint sensor technology was being used in a biometric payment card being trialed by Mastercard, IDEX officially announced its flexible, low-power fingerprint sensor at the end of last week. The company…

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