Fingerprint Cards secures massive Chinese order worth US$2.9 million

Sweden-based biometric authentication components and technology company, Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has just received an order worth US$2.9 million for the company’s FPC1011F3 area sensor.

This order comes from FPC’s distributor in China and Taiwan, Hardware & Software Technologies Co. Ltd., and is primarily for banking applications and new government related projects. Delivery of the entire order it scheduled for 2013, partly in the first quarter and partly in the second quarter.

“The timing of this order is in line with the most optimistic forecast we provided in the financial reports for the first and second quarters of 2012 and it confirms our number-one position in the Chinese market for capacitive area sensors, where FPC has a market share exceeding 80%,” Johan Carlström, President and CEO of FPC said.

As reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, the FPC1011F3 area sensor is leading the race for the industry’s greatest ESD resistance, capable of withstanding an electrostatic discharge of ± 30 kV.

FPC has also recently announced that the company has opened its first U.S.-based sales and support office in San Francisco, CA and hired Charles Ng as sales director. Ng has a solid background in security biometrics and technology, as his previous employer was AuthenTec, where he was also a sales director.

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