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Face and Fingerprint Tech Dominated This Week’s Top Biometrics News

Face and Fingerprint Tech Dominated This Week’s Top Biometrics News

This week’s most popular biometrics news articles on FindBiometrics once again covered a pretty broad range of topics, but as is often the case, it’s possible to discern one or two trends in all the industry activity. Face biometrics, for example, enjoyed a particularly high profile this week. Researchers announced a cutting-edge new face scanning…

Synaptics Announces New CEO: Michael Hurlston

Synaptics Announces New CEO: Michael Hurlston

Synaptics has announced its next CEO: Michael Hurlston will take the helm on August 19th, and is expected to join the company’s Board of Directors at the same time. Hurlston is coming to Synaptics straight from Finisar, where he has served as chief executive since January of last year. His appointment at Synaptics can therefore…

Latest Batch of FIDO Certifications Shows Growing Ecosystem

Latest Batch of FIDO Certifications Shows Growing Ecosystem

The FIDO Alliance has released the full list of FIDO certifications that were handed out in the second quarter of 2019. Most of the new certifications focus on FIDO2 and FIDO UAF, ensuring greater interoperability as more companies adhere to the same set of standards. The full list of FIDO2 certifications includes Bank of America,…

Synaptics to Deliver Q4 Update on Aug. 8th

Synaptics to Deliver Q4 Update on Aug. 8th

“…Synaptics is well-positioned to regain its footing going forward, with Synaptics’ Internet of Things platform expected to swing from a 29 percent year-over-year drop in Q3 back to a growth trend in June.” Synaptics has set a date for its next quarterly update, with its fiscal Q4 results to be posted on August 8th after…

Synaptics Brings its Biometric Arsenal to Computex

Synaptics Brings its Biometric Arsenal to Computex

‘The Computex demonstrations will feature Synaptics’ Clear ID solution and its System-on-Chip Match-in-Sensor tech…’ Synaptics will be showcasing its human interface portfolio at next week’s Computex conference in Taiwan. Highlights will include the company’s Smart Edge AI and multiple biometric fingerprint sensors built for a range of different PCs. The company will also bring numerous…

Synaptics’ Q3 Results Show Dip in Mobile, IoT Revenues

Synaptics’ Q3 Results Show Dip in Mobile, IoT Revenues

“Going forward, we have the elements in place to execute towards an overall richer margin mix and the ability to drive even greater momentum across the portfolio.” – Saleel Awsare, SVP and General Manager, IoT Division, Corporate Marketing & Investor Relations, Synaptics Synaptics has posted its results for the third quarter of its fiscal year,…

Synaptics Q3 Update Could Illuminate Mobile Sector Trends

Synaptics Q3 Update Could Illuminate Mobile Sector Trends

“The report may shed light on salient trends in the mobile industry.” Synaptics has set a date for the publication of its Q3 fiscal results: They will be issued on Thursday, May 9th, after market close. A conference call in which the results will be discussed has been scheduled for that same day, starting at…

Mobile Sector is Synaptics’ Bread and Butter in Q2 Update

Mobile Sector is Synaptics’ Bread and Butter in Q2 Update

Synaptics has issued its latest quarterly report, showing steady sequential progress. For the quarter ended December 29th, 2018 – Q2, in Synaptics’ fiscal year – the company brought in net revenues of $425.5 million, a decrease of one percent year over year, but an increase of two percent with respect to its Q1 results. In terms…

New Clevo Notebooks Feature Synaptics Clear ID Biometrics in the Touchpad

New Clevo Notebooks Feature Synaptics Clear ID Biometrics in the Touchpad

“Clear ID is notable for having delivered the first instance of an in-display fingerprint scanning feature for a commercial smartphone last year, in Vivo’s X20 Plus UD smartphone.” Synaptics has found a novel application of its Clear ID fingerprint sensor technology, thanks to a partnership with notebook OEM/ODM Clevo. Just ahead of the launch of…

Synaptics on Upswing in Latest Quarterly Report

Synaptics on Upswing in Latest Quarterly Report

Synaptics has issued its results for the quarter ended September 30th, which appear to show the company on an upswing. Net revenues for the quarter came in at $417.6 million, almost even with the $417.4 million in revenues in the same quarter last year, but up seven percent compared to the previous quarter this year.…

Synaptics Far-Field Voice Tech Helps You Talk to the TV of Tomorrow

Synaptics Far-Field Voice Tech Helps You Talk to the TV of Tomorrow

“…it delivers AudioSmart’s key speech recognition capabilities, including acoustic echo cancellation and voice targeting.” Synaptics has adapted its AudioSmart Far-Field Voice (FFV) technology for emerging set-top-boxes. Its new solution, the VideoSmart VS-550 multimedia processor, features a quad-core 15K DMIPs processor, and arrives as a single-chip solution for device makers. It’s designed for Android TV set-top…

New Smart TVs Use Synaptics Far-Field Voice Tech to Empower Alexa

New Smart TVs Use Synaptics Far-Field Voice Tech to Empower Alexa

“Adding far-field voice recognition to our TV lineup provides consumers with a more natural and convenient viewing experience.” -Bryan Huang, Product Center Director, TCL Synaptics‘ far-field voice technology is now being used in new smart TV’s to support their use of Alexa, Amazon’s voice-based AI assistant. The TVs are made by TCL, a China-based electronics…

Synaptics Unfazed By Mobile Challenges In Corporate Update

Synaptics Unfazed By Mobile Challenges In Corporate Update

Synaptics has issued fiscal results for its 2018 fourth quarter, ended June 30th. Revenues for the quarter were down nine percent year over year, at $388.5 million, and the company saw a net loss for the quarter of $1.5 million. For the fiscal year, revenues came in at $1.63 billion, a year-over-year decrease of five…

Baidu and Synaptics Collaborate on Voice-Based AI

Baidu and Synaptics Collaborate on Voice-Based AI

“First unveiled at the Baidu Create 2018 AI Developer Conference earlier this month, the solution holds considerable potential in the China market, where Baidu says its DuerOS AI platform is already being used by over 200 partners in 25 million devices.” Synaptics and Baidu have joined forces, announcing that the former’s AudioSmart far-field voice digital signal…

Synaptics Management May Discuss ‘Forward-Looking Info’ in Fiscal 2018 Update

Synaptics Management May Discuss ‘Forward-Looking Info’ in Fiscal 2018 Update

Synaptics will unveil its Q4 and fiscal 2018 results on August 9th, the company has announced. The results will be posted after market close, with a corresponding conference call scheduled for 5:00pm Eastern Time. In a statement announcing the plan, Synaptics offered little further information on the information to be presented. But the company did…

Synaptics, AMD Collaborating on Solution for Biometric Windows Notebooks

Synaptics, AMD Collaborating on Solution for Biometric Windows Notebooks

“The technology is being used together with Windows Hello, the biometric authentication platform built into the Windows 10 operating system.” Synaptics has teamed up with US-based chip maker AMD to deliver biometric security to computer products. More specifically, forthcoming notebook PCs based on the AMD Ryzen Mobile platform will integrate fingerprint sensors from Synaptics –…

Synaptics Talks Acquisition with Dialog Semiconductor

Synaptics Talks Acquisition with Dialog Semiconductor

“Synaptics serves a number of clients and recently won acclaim for its fingerprint sensor technology after it became the first supplier to deliver an in-displayer fingerprint scanner in a commercial smartphone earlier this year.” Synaptics is in talks with Dialog Semiconductor about the latter’s potential acquisition of the former, the company has confirmed. In a…

Synaptics’ New Match-in-Sensor SoC is Production Ready

Synaptics’ New Match-in-Sensor SoC is Production Ready

“The solution’s System-on-Chip approach may represent the next paradigm for fingerprint sensor technology.” A new Synaptics fingerprint sensor module is designed to scan and match a user’s fingerprint within its own chip, allowing for heightened biometric security. Called FS7600 Match-in-Sensor, the solution is production ready, and is already being integrated into PC products. The solution’s…

BRIEF: A Big Week In Mobile Biometrics

BRIEF: A Big Week In Mobile Biometrics

It has been a particularly busy week for mobile biometrics, with industry news running the gamut from security fiascos to pioneering innovations. In some ways, the week has marked the culmination of some of the biggest trends that have been underway over the past year – the rise of facial recognition, the ongoing proliferation of…

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