About Stephen Mayhew

Stephen Mayhew is the publisher and co-founder of Biometrics Research Group, Inc.. His experience includes a mix of entrepreneurship, brand development and publishing. Stephen attended Carleton University and lives in Toronto, Canada. Connect with Stephen on LinkindIn.

IDEX’s touch fingerprint sensor in new LG mobile device

LG has launched a handset featuring IDEX’s touch fingerprint sensor Cardinal Q. The handset is a specific model for US carrier Verizon Wireless named LG Stylo 2 V. “We are very pleased that a second handset with our touch sensor now has been launched in the market by another leading mobile carrier in the US,” said Dr. Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX. “The design win was announced by IDEX on July 18, and we are pleased about being launched in

New smartphones from Japanese OEM features FPC touch fingerprint sensor

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced today that an unnamed Japanese OEM has launched two smartphone models featuring its side mounted sensor FPC1145. According to the FPC website, the FPC1145 is an evolution of FPC1140 and is recommended for side-mounted button integration with navigation. It is capable of more than 10 million finger placements and withstanding daily wear-and-tear. The Swedish high-tech company recently announced that the Honor 8 Smart and the Honor 6X devices feature touch fingerprint sensor FPC1025, the Oppo A59s

STC Group to present its mobile biometric authentication solution at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016

STC Group, represented in North America by SpeechPro, will be presenting its VoiceKey.OnePass multi-modal mobile biometric authentication solution later this month at the fintech developer conference FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016. VoiceKey.OnePass is STC Group’s multi-modal (face and voice) mobile biometric authentication solution providing high security and ease of use. According to a company statement, this application provides an unparalleled experience for new customers on-boarding with ID documents check, identification, fraud detection and biometric authentication capabilities on mobile platforms and web

New Huawei mobile devices feature Precise Biometrics and FPC fingerprint technology

The new Huawei Honor 6X and Honor 8 Smart India version mobile devices features Precise Biometrics and Fingerprint Cards’ fingerprint technology. The Honor 6X device features Fingerprint Cards’ fingerprint touch sensor FPC1025. The Honor 8 Smart India version features Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile. It was also announced today that the Smartisan M1 and M1L devices feature Fingerprint Cards’ touch sensor FPC1035. Just last week the two companies announced that the Oppo

10th annual Border Security Conference

10th annual Border Security Conference Rome, Italy This conference program will explore how political issues affecting the border security community, such as increasing immigration in the Mediterranean as well as cross-border terrorism, can be combated and managed using innovative technological solutions. Enhancing surveillance and detection strategies, effectively utilizing manned and unmanned vehicles as well as biometric technology and exploring the threats against land, sea and air borders will take center stage at this global event. These topics will be addressed

Japan introducing facial recognition at 156 ports and airports

According to a report by SBS, Japan will introduce an automatic facial recognition system for foreigners entering the country as part of anti-terrorism measures in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Authorities will carry out face checks at 156 ports and airports throughout the country for all foreigners except children under 16, diplomats and specially permitted permanent residents, according to an immigration bureau official. The new system will compare the facial images of foreign nationals with those of suspected

Biometrics in Banking and Payments seminar in London

Citibank, Citigroup Centre 16th Floor, Canada Square Canary Wharf, London, UK The Biometrics in Banking and Payments seminar will reflect the trends and opportunities of biometrics in the financial market. It will be discussed how processes can be designed both convenient and privacy compliant. The speakers will provide you with their experience on how to best benefit of biometric technologies and solutions. Financial institutions get free entrance (lunch included). The seminar presents a line-up of excellent international speakers, ranging from

Preserving privacy in an age of increased surveillance – a biometrics perspective

IBM SouthBank, Fleming Room, 76/78 Upper Ground, South Bank, London This one-day workshop will focus on privacy issues surrounding biometric technologies and applications. We will together reflect upon the many new threats and opportunities arising from the rapid increase in the channels of biometric data capture (e.g. sensors on mobile devices) and processing capabilities. The workshop will bring together various stakeholders from amongst end users, technology developers, researchers and legal experts to discuss the serious challenges that these developments present

EAB bringing its Biometrics in Banking and Payments seminar to London

The European Assocation for Biometrics (EAB) is presenting its 6th seminar on Biometrics in Banking and Payments on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Citigroup Centre, Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London. Speakers from leading biometric companies and solution providers will present about use cases and discuss the possibilities of using biometrics for convenient and secure authentication. More than 14 financial institutions will participate, including Mastercard, Lloyds Banking Group, Tesco Bank, Vanquis Bank, Citibank, Visa, Financial Fraud Action UK, Allied Irish

Johan Carlström leaves Fingerprint Cards

Johan Carlström has left his employment at Fingerprint Cards (FPC), effective October 15th to focus on his role as an entrepreneur and major shareholder in Fingerprint Cards. Johan Carlström leaves his position as business developer at FPC and will continue to contribute to the company’s development through the role as a major shareholder. The agreement between Johan Carlström and FPC was reached on October 9, 2016. Johan Carlström’s severance pay amounts to SEK 10.86 million ($1.23M USD), equivalent to 36