Fingerprint Cards releases improved algorithm to mobile device manufacturers

April 6, 2016 - 

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) is releasing an improved algorithm to mobile device manufacturers that is applicable for all touch fingerprint sensors in FPC’s product portfolio.

According to a statement by the company, the algorithm takes advantage of FPC’s market leading image quality and is specifically optimized for fast execution on smartphone platforms. The algorithm enables improved biometric performance such as faster identification, combined with a higher level of robustness and security, enabling smartphone manufacturers to improve security for fingerprint verification without compromising convenience.

When the improved algorithm announced today is combined with the previously announced FPCLiveTouch anti-spoofing feature, smartphone manufacturers can provide unparalleled secure fingerprint verification.

“Today’s announcement shows that our industry leading fingerprint sensor technology enables our customers to offer a unique level of security in their devices,” said Jörgen Lantto, president and CEO of FPC. “We can bring this forward because of our complete system offering, combining our industry leading image quality with the industry’s best performing algorithm. The improved algorithm, containing no third party contribution, allows us to further improve our vertically integrated system offering for smartphones. For our customers, the improved algorithm will contribute to further improved security, higher biometric performance and robust user experience.”

The improved algorithm will be progressively introduced to the smartphone segment throughout this year and next.

FPC technology in new Huawei and OPPO smartphones

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) is providing touch sensors for the newly launched Huawei P9 and P9+ and OPPO F1 Plus smartphones.

The OPPO F1 Plus device features Fingerprint Cards’ touch fingerprint sensor FPC1245 and the Huawei P9 and P9+ models each feature touch fingerprint sensor FPC1025.

According to research firm Acuity Market Intelligence, more than 200 smartphones incorporating fingerprint, iris, and eye-vein biometrics have been introduced since Q1 2013 under 70 brand names including Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, TCL, Oppo, Vivo, and ZTE. Acuity projects that 600 million biometric smartphones are currently in use representing 28% of the global installed base.

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) recently announced that its Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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