Suprema to showcase mobile fingerprint authentication algorithm BioSign 2.0 at MWC

Suprema will showcase mobile fingerprint authentication algorithm BioSign 2.0 at Mobile World Congress 2017. According to a company statement, the BioSign 2.0 algorithm employs Suprema’s latest artificial intelligence technology to learn the user’s habits and conditions continuously, delivering matching speed up to twice as fast as the top competitor’s solution while outpacing competitors in terms of accuracy (FRR) and level of security (FAR). BioSign 2.0 performs matching speed of 50ms with high-end APs and 100ms with low-end APs while maintaining

EU training network to focus on early stage research in mobile biometrics

AMBER (enhAnced Mobile BiomEtRics), a new EU-funded Training Network, has detailed its plans to address current issues related to biometric solutions on mobile devices in new projects. The network will comprise 10 integrated Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) projects across five EU universities, along with the support of seven industrial partners. In a statement, AMBER said the network’s aim is to “collate Europe-wide complementary academic and industrial expertise and to train and equip the next generation of researchers to

VASCO demonstrates selfie-based authentication solution at Finovate Europe

VASCO Data Security International is demonstrating a selfie authentication, fraud analysis and e-signature solution to more than 1,500 fintech innovators today at Finovate Europe 2017 in London. The Smile & Sign solution leverages core pieces of VASCO’s DIGIPASS for Apps, a library of APIs that natively integrates application security, biometric authentication, risk analysis and the eSignLive mobile SDK. “Consumer desire for convenience, ease of use and anytime, anywhere transacting is driving organizations to take a mobile-first approach to business,” said

Insight Partners releases report on mobile biometrics market to 2025

Insight Partners has published the “Mobile Biometrics Market to 2025 – Global Analysis and Forecasts by Components, Authentication Type, Verticals” report, which projects significant growth from 2017 to 2025 due to growing concerns for security and increasing penetration of mobile phones across the world. Mobile biometric technology continues to be a heavily adopted method of accessing mobile devices, with Apple being an early integrator of fingerprint biometric technology with its mobile phones and tablets. Previous to mobile biometric integration, the

STMicroelectronics reports strong Q4 2016 financial results, analysts speculate it will supply iPhone 8

Semiconductor firm STMicroelectronics reported strong financial results for 2016, driven by solid phone and car part sales and improved factory use, according to a report by Reuters. In addition, the company is planning to significantly increase capital spending on new plant capacity of up to $1.1 billion in an effort to drive revenue later in 2017. This investment is nearly double the $607 million the company spent last year and the $467 million in 2014. CFO Carlo Ferro said the

Safran Identity & Security combines Mobile Connect authentication platform with Aadhaar

Safran Identity & Security and Indian mobile operator Aircel partnered to combine GSMA Mobile Connect, a password-free, trusted and secure log-in solution, with the biometric verification capability of Aadhaar. Indian citizens are issued Aadhaar’s unique 12-digit identification number by registering their two iris scans, 10 fingerprints and facial biometric data. Safran’s biometrically-enhanced Mobile Connect enables end users to remotely complete their self-registration, then login to websites and applications without the use of passwords or usernames. The solution matches the user

Mercator evaluates issues that will most impact consumer adoption of biometrics

Mercator Advisory Group released a research report titled “Biometrics: A Market Forecast for Consumer Adoption”, which predicts the course of adoption of biometric authentication via mobile device in the United States up until 2025. The 16-page report makes predictions through 2025 for biometric mobile device penetration of the U.S. market, the market availability of persistent biometrics and the percentage of the U.S. population that will use biometrics authentication technology. The report is based on data from Mercator Advisory Group’s Customer

Deloitte predicts 300M smartphones to feature machine learning capabilities in 2017

Deloitte has published its “Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions” report, which forecasts that over 300 million smartphones (more than 20 percent of units sold in 2017) will feature machine learning capabilities in the next 12 months. The 16th edition of the report explores how mobile devices will be able to perform machine learning tasks even without connectivity, which will significantly impact the way humans communicate with technology across industry verticals, markets and societies. The report emphasizes that machine learning

Nymi’s HeartID integrated into Atos authentication solutions

Atos is launching a secure authentication method through its Bull technological brand that uses the wearable authentication device Nymi Band to verify the user’s identity by analyzing their heartbeat. Evidian Enterprise SSO (Single Sign-On) solution enables users to securely access their data and critical applications via multi-factor authentication biometric methods from Nymi, such as HeartID or Always On Authentication. The solution allows users to authenticate themselves and stay authenticated, as well as seamlessly and securely communicate with authorized workstations, either via

Hong Kong startup Neat approves prepaid cards through facial recognition

Hong Kong startup Neat recently launched prepaid credit cards that enable users to register instantly through facial recognition technology, according to a report by South China Morning Post. Launched in early December, Neat’s prepaid credit cards are designed specifically for students and first-time jobholders with limited or no credit history who can’t get approved for a credit card from traditional financial institutions. “We are targeting the millennial demographic, students or young professionals who … don’t necessarily qualify for a credit