Dongbu HiTek to provide fingerprint sensors to Chinese car manufacturer

South Korean foundry firm Dongbu HiTek will provide fingerprint recognition sensors to Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD, according to a report by Pulse.

The move expands Dongbu HiTek’s line of biometric products to mobile devices, bringing it beyond home security solutions such as door locks.

Dongbu HiTek recently advanced its processing technology to create fingerprint sensing chips that deliver improved recognition accuracy and reduced errors, which apply to devices like smartphones.

With this latest move, Dongbu joins the ranks of the world’s leading manufacturers of fingerprint recognition sensors in Japan, the U.S. and Taiwan.

As a foundry firm, Dongbu HiTek produces computer chips for companies based on their submitted design drawings.

The company expects to generate more leads in its fingerprint recognition products when it further meets cost-cutting targets in foundry business.

According to its website, Dongbu HiTek “accelerates customers’ time-to-market by providing access to popular IP from leading EDA companies as well as specialized IP developed internally.”

The company’s strategic IP partners include ARM, Synopsys, Virage Logic, and Kilopass.

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