Next-generation biometrics market to reach $24.4B by 2020: Report

Markets and Markets recently published a 178-page report addressing the next-generation biometrics market, which is expected to undergo a 17.9% CAGR to reach $24.4 billion by 2020. This forecasted growth in the global biometrics market over the next five years can be attributed to numerous drivers, including government initiatives across the world to adopt biometrics systems for the purpose of identification and verification, the introduction of e-passports, and the use of biometrics in criminal identification. As such, the use of

OnePlus 2 smartphone to feature fingerprint sensor

Android smartphone manufacturer OnePlus’s new smartphone, OnePlus 2, will feature a Nexus-style fingerprint sensor, according to a report by PC World. Based on alleged leaked photos of OnePlus, the smartphone’s design appears to be a combination of the OnePlus One and Nexus 6 smartphones. The back of the phone features a wood panel that contains a fingerprint sensor on a vertical bar, under the camera and flash. The leaked photos come a few months after rumors began to surface that

Precise Biometrics, FPC integrate fingerprint technology in two Chinese smartphones

Precise Biometrics announced that it has partnered with Fingerprint Cards (FPC) to integrate Precise BioMatch Mobile in two new smartphones from Chinese manufacturers. The integrations will generate license revenues starting from the third quarter, with the value of license revenue to be determined by the number of sensors FPC delivers to the mobile phone manufacturers. “We are happy to see two additional smartphones from Chinese manufacturers utilizing Precise BioMatch Mobile,” said Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics. “Biometric performance and

Sentenial payment solution implements Natural Security biometric authentication standard

Sentenial recently announced that it implemented Natural Security Alliance’s strong biometric authentication standard in its Nuapay payment solution. By adopting the Natural Security Alliance authorization standard, Sentenial is able to make its Nuapay payment solution accessible for face-to-face direct debits at a physical point of sale. “This announcement confirms the operational readiness of our authentication standard and its suitability for making all electronic transactions possible,” said Cédric Hozanne, CEO of Natural Security Alliance. “Now direct debits can also benefit from

Privacy, facial recognition and analyst reports most popular biometrics news

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate this past week. Fingerprints Fingerprints was once again the leading topic for the week’s most popular stories, starting with Beijing-based security technology firm Ola announcing that it developed a Bluetooth-enabled smart entry lock integrated with a Fingerprint Cards FPC1020 capacitive touch fingerprint sensor in the handle. Synaptics Inc. announced that Sharp has selected Natural ID fingerprint sensor to provide secure authentication for its new flagship smartphone

Professor says iris recognition gives smartphone users more options to protect devices

Stephanie Schuckers, a Clarkson University professor in engineering science and director for the Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), said she doesn’t “think it’s unreasonable to expect that we’ll see devices with iris recognition technology in the U.S. in the near future”. According to Schuckers, the near-infrared lights that iris recognition systems use to analyze the pattern of the muscles in the iris are used in many other technologies, including security systems. And while iris recognition technology has improved over

Sharp integrates Synaptics fingerprint sensor for new flagship smartphone

Synaptics Inc. announced that Sharp has selected Natural ID fingerprint sensor to provide secure authentication for its new flagship smartphone device, the AQUOS ZETA SH-03G. The customer win follows Synaptics’ recent announcement that it has reached more than 200 million shipments of its fingerprint ID sensor technology. This latest shipment with Sharp further builds on Synaptics’ strength and scalability in the biometrics market by offering biometric authentication solutions to global OEM partners. The Sharp AQUOS ZETA SH-03G is selected as

Apple rumored to be developing buttonless iPhone with integrated fingerprint sensors

Apple is currently developing a new iPhone design that features a new advanced chip for its multitouch displays that “will also come with integrated fingerprint sensors”, potentially replacing the home button, according to a DigiTimes report that cites sources in Taiwan’s integrated circuit industry. In a separate report, the Business Insider states that DigiTimes historically has a “bumpy track record when it comes to reporting on Apple’s future iPhone plans”. And while the Business Insider report admits that the buttonless

Popular trends in biometrics: a recap of the week’s top reports

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Facial recognition Facial recognition commanded the headlines this week, with some of the top stories involving this biometric technology. First, a UK police force used facial recognition technology to identify some 90,000 attendees at a music festival and cross-checking them against a database of wanted criminals across Europe, then in a follow up report, defended its use of the facial recognition technology. The

Netatmo’s home security camera with facial recognition now available in the UK

Netatmo announced it has released Welcome, the smart home security camera featuring revolutionary face recognition technology, for the UK market. Welcome’s face recognition technology is able to put names to the faces it recognizes and promptly sends the names to the user’s smartphone. Additionally, the system notifies the user when it detects an unknown face. The Wi-Fi-connected home camera offers full HD broadcast in vivid colours, an extensive 130 degree view angle and a high-performance night vision. Welcome allows the