Fingerprint Cards lands second design win this week for biometric swipe sensor

December 14, 2012 - 

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has received its second design win this week, this time for its swipe sensor technology from a leading Japanese mobile phone manufacturer.

According to the company, the initial production volume is estimated to be at least one million mobile phones and the first model launch is scheduled for the second quarter of 2013. Due to the competitive nature of the mobile and smartphone device space, the Japanese mobile phone manufacturer has not released its name.

“We are happy and proud to announce our second design win for mobile phones in Japan and the third globally in just two months. Due to FPC’s world-leading capacitive fingerprint technology, image quality and low power consumption, we have seized the position as the leading alternative for fingerprint sensors in mobile phones and tablets. Feedback from several leading Japanese mobile phone manufacturers and from a number of other ongoing negotiations demonstrates that FPC is at the very cutting edge. We are continuously working hard to build upon this foundation and to expand out leading position in the market for smartphones and tablets. We expect multiple additional design wins in the coming months.”

As reported previously in, FPC won its first mobile phone design win for its FPC1080A swipe sensor from a prominent Chinese mobile phone design house.

Though the company has not given any specifics regarding the swipe sensor affected by this most recent design win, a quick look at FPC’s product range shows the FPC1080A as the only swipe sensor manufactured by FPC.

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