FPC introduces its smallest touch fingerprint sensors

May 8, 2015 - 

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced in a blog post that it has introduced two new touch fingerprint sensors, FPC1022 and FPC1035, marking the company’s smallest touch fingerprint sensors to date.

FPC1022 and FPC1035 are designed to be integrated on the backside of the phone.

Their smaller size enables smartphone OEMs to take advantage of greater opportunities to integrate touch fingerprint sensors in the OEMs’ product portfolio, as well as gives module manufacturers greater flexibility to customize the look and feel of the touch fingerprint sensor.

The new fingerprint sensors offer the same attributes as the company’s other touch fingerprint sensors, including 3D image quality, low power consumption and FPC OneTouch for ultra-fast and convenient user verification.

FPC has delivered samples of FPC1022 and FPC1035 to customers, and is using the sensors in ongoing development projects with module manufacturers and smartphone OEMs.

The company is planning to prepare the fingerprint sensors for mass production during the second quarter of 2015.

“Our R&D organization has continuously succeeded in decreasing the size of our touch fingerprint sensors without compromising the characteristics that make our sensors provide secure and convenient user verification with maintained industry-leading biometric performance,” said Jörgen Lantto, acting president and CEO of FPC. “Recently we have had major success with our touch fingerprint sensors for placement on the backside of smartphones and the introduction of FPC1022 and FPC1035 makes us prepared to provide even more competitive solutions for future integration projects.”

Previously reported, Fingerprint Cards AB reported its first-quarter sales for 2015 amounted to 140 million crowns (USD $16.7 million), outperforming the company’s own expectations.

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