Asian distributor orders more than $30M in touch fingerprint sensors from FPC

Fingerprint Cards AB received an order for its touch fingerprint sensors from the Asian distributor World Peace Industrial Group (WPI), part of WPG Holdings. The sensors being purchased for delivery in Q2 and Q3 are FPC1025, FPC1035, FPC1145 and FPC1155 and will be used by smartphone manufacturers in Asia. This order is valued at 268 MSEK which is close to $32M USD. “This order is another evidence of the growing interest from smartphone OEMs in integrating touch fingerprint sensors in

Interpol calls on APAC authorities to make greater use of biometrics to identify terrorists

Interpol has called on Asia Pacific authorities to more effectively use biometrics in an effort to identify members of dangerous terrorist organizations such as ISIS, according to a report by Computerworld. In a presentation delivered at the Biometrics Institute Asia Pacific conference in Sydney, Interpol operational police support directorate director Michael O’Connell said Interpol has seen an “increase in the number of Asian foreign fighters” from Australia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore “joining the conflict in Syria and

FPC receives $28.3M fingerprint sensor order from East Asian distributor

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced it has received an order for its touch fingerprint sensors FPC1025 and FPC1155 from the Taiwanese integrated circuits distributor World Peace Industrial Group (WPI), part of WPG Holdings. FPC is planning to deliver the order for touch fingerprint sensors – which will be used by smartphone manufacturers in China — during the third quarter. The order value of 235 MSEK (USD $28.3 million) is included in FPC’s communicated revenue guidance of more than 1,000 MSEK (USD

Next Biometrics appoints Acer senior executive as VP operations and Asia sales

Next Biometrics Group ASA has named Campbell Kan, former president of PC global operations of Acer, the company’s new vice president of operations and Asia sales. Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Kan will manage the Next Biometrics Asian sales team, as well as personally handle the major and strategically important Tier-1 accounts. Prior to joining Next Biometrics, Kan worked at Acer where he worked his way from a software engineer to become head of global operations for Acer. In this position,

Biometrics Institute Asia-Pacific Conference 2015

May 27-28, 2015 Dockside, Sydney, Australia Following the unprecedented success of the 2014 Asia-Pacific Conference, the Biometrics Institute is pleased to announce dates for next year’s flagship conference. Please also note the two pre-conference workshops on : Biometrics Project Implementation Best Practices, 26 May 2015, AM Vulnerability and Standards, 26 May 2015, PM Ministerial Keynote Address: The Hon Michael Keenan, Minister for Justice, Australia Keynote Speakers: Randall Brugeaud, First Assistant Secretary (National Director), Major Capability Division, Department of Immigration and

79% of Asia-Pacific IT leaders say security concerns have stalled new business initiatives

Among IT leaders in the Asia-Pacific region, 79 percent have abandoned or delayed at least one new business initiative due to security concerns, and that emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and biometrics are seen as the biggest challenges to the safety of organizations. These are the major findings from a new study commissioned by network security company Fortinet which polled 504 enterprise IT decision makers across Australia, China, India, Japan and South Korea. The study also

Singapore considering iris scanning systems at borders

Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs is currently looking to implement iris scanning systems at its borders, having issued a request for information last week asking all interested vendors to submit proposals by October 10, according to a report by The Straits Times. Once the Ministry of Home Affairs successfully finds a vendor, it could eventually lead to a small-scale trial of implementing iris scanning technology at the country’s airports. The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority has selected contactless iris capturing and

Precise Biometrics announces new strategy to reach profitability during 2015

Precise Biometrics announced it is focusing the operations in order to reach profitability during 2015 by boosting its market presence in fingerprint technologies, making more efficient use of its partner network for the sale of Tactivo, and reducing its operating expenses. The company will expand its development, market presence and sales efforts with a predominant focus on Asian mobile phone manufacturers to strengthen its position in the market for fingerprint technology in mobile devices. “We maintain a close dialogue with

AxxonSoft facial recognition solution protects jewelry at Singapore exhibition

AxxonSoft announced that its facial recognition solution was used to protect USD $200 million worth of jewelry at the Singapore International Jewelry Exhibition last month, following a theft incident at last year’s event. Face Intellect is a software solution designed for public gathering places, important infrastructure sites, and access. The technology recognizes faces captured on video, which can then be checked against previously recorded footage. Event security installed high-resolution cameras at the entrance to the exhibition hall to perform automatic

Fingerprint Cards gets pre-ramp production order for touch sensors

Fingerprint Cards has just received an initial pre-ramp purchase order, worth US$ 600k (SEK 4M) for its FPC 1020 touch sensor. According to the company, this new order is related to the production of a Tier 1 flagship smartphone. This current order is set for delivery in May 2014, and according to the company, it expects to ship more than three million units for this particular flagship device alone. “FPC is the leading global supplier of capacitive touch fingerprint sensors and