Fingerprint Cards, Precise Biometrics provide fingerprint technology for new smartphone

September 9, 2014 - 

Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) announced it has provided its touch fingerprint sensor FPC1020 for an undisclosed “tier one smartphone”.

According to the press release, FPC partnered with Precise Biometrics to co-develop the fingerprint algorithm for FPC1020.

The fingerprint algorithm, Precise BioMatch Mobile, is optimized for small sensors, along with the image quality and related software that is included with FPC1020.

“Last year, FPC licensed the Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithm from Precise Biometrics,” said Jörgen Lantto, EVP, CTO and head of strategy and product management at FPC. “Since then we have worked in close cooperation and the result of this is the best fingerprint sensor system performance in the entire mobile phone industry.”

We are driving innovation of fingerprint algorithms for small sensors in mobile environments,” said Precise Biometrics CEO Håkan Persson. “The cooperation with FPC brings together the best of two technologies, which provides synergies for future growth. This launch is an important milestone in our cooperation as well as our progress in the mobile market.”

Precise BioMatch Mobile integrates fingerprint matching capabilities in smartphones or tablets.

Additionally, the algorithm is optimized for small sensors in mobile environments through a unique hybrid algorithm, which has performed extremely well in NIST Ongoing MINEX and MINEX II tests.

Currently, the algorithm has been supplied to over 100 million users around the world.

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