Fingerprint Cards launches capacitive touch sensor for Android, Windows devices

November 26, 2013 - 

Fingerprint Cards has just announced the launch of its FPC1020 capacitive touch fingerprint sensor for smartphones and tablets using Android, as well as the Windows operating system.

The first planned deliveries of engineering samples of this sensor are planned for the coming weeks.

“FPC1020 will enable device OEMs to offer consumers a compelling user experience combining great convenience and security with excellent performance and appealing design,” Jӧrgen Lantto, Executive Vice President, CTO and Head of Strategy and Product Management at FPC said. “Thanks to Microsoft’s extensive efforts to provide a fully integrated support for biometry and in particular touch fingerprint sensors with Windows 8.1, we see a very strong potential with the Windows based devices market segment. We are delighted to respond to this opportunity by introducing a capacitive touch fingerprint sensor optimized for integration in devices using Windows.”

“We are strongly committed to biometrics and especially capacitive fingerprint sensors as a way to improve the user experience when using Windows enabled devices,” Dustin Ingalls, Partner Group Program Manager at Microsoft said. “As previously announced, we see major benefits with touch fingerprint sensors so we are pleased to see partners like FPC executing on their development plans and now sampling their new FPC1020 sensor with partners and customers. We look forward to seeing progressive OEMs deliver devices with these new touch based sensors into the marketplace in 2014.”

Fingerprint Cards has seen massive growth in the mobile space as of late.

Reported previously, Fujitsu recently launched six mobile phones with embedded Fingerprint Card swipe sensors.

Also, Pantech launched a new phablet earlier this year with an FPC sensor. This represented the first phablet integration for Fingerprint Cards.

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