Fingerprint Cards joins Mobile Heights industry initiative

May 30, 2013 - 

Fingerprint Cards is joining Mobile Heights, an industry-driven triple-helix initiative where members cooperate to boost the mobile ecosystem in southern Sweden.

According to the company, this new membership allows FPC to tap into the vast experience in mobile technology in the region and supports the company’s continued expansion.

“Due to the fantastic traction we are having in the market by bringing forward the best fingerprint sensor technology for mobile devices, we have decided to accelerate our development efforts,” Jӧrgen Lantto, Executive Vice President, CTO and Head of Strategy and Product Management at FPC said. “We are now continuing our expansion in Lund, where world-class expertise in mobile technology is available and where leading device OEMs have a strong R&D presence. Through our membership in Mobile Heights and activities to drive the ecosystem, we intend to contribute to further integration of fingerprint sensor technology into new devices and solutions.”

According to the group, Mobile Heights invests in research, open innovation and entrepreneurship, with a shard vision to maintain and strengthen southern Sweden as an international hotspot for mobile communications and its entire value chain. The group is member-financed, and is a designated non-profit.

“Mobile Heights is an entrepreneurial community, where startups and established operations in the mobile industry benefit from each other’s expertise. I am very pleased to welcome Fingerprint Cards to this part of southern Sweden and as a member of Mobile Heights, considering that fingerprint technology is expected to play a major role in increasing ease of use, security and convenience for many new use cases,” Mats Ekstrand, CEO of Mobile Heights said.

Reported previously, Fingerprint Cards has also recently joined the growing FIDO Alliance, another industry group – this one focused on improving online authentication.

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