Report says Egistec most likely fingerprint sensor supplier for Samsung Galaxy S9

Egis Technology is the most likely fingerprint sensor supplier for the Samsung Galaxy S9, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report cited by Digitimes Egis Technology has previously supplied fingerprint sensors to Samsung for its Galaxy A-, C- and J-series smartphones but obtaining orders for the upcoming Galaxy S9 series model will be its first time to cut into the supply chain for Samsung’s high-end Galaxy S-series smartphone series. According to market watchers quoted in the report, winning a fingerprint

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. Market prognosticators are talking this week about a new “tone” in stock markets. Last week an early rally gave way to a sharp sell-off mid-morning. The market weakness continued through the next five trading sessions.

Egis Technology reports huge revenue gains in Q3

Egis Technology reported a 229 percent year-over-year increase in revenue to over $47 million in its Q3 2017 earnings. Egis’ ET320 sensor is embedded in select Samsung Galaxy C7 models, which likely contributed to the gains. Another possible source of revenue growth is a partnership announced in February to promote their products in the AR, VR, and automotive markets. The company also announced integrations in a pair of Motorola devices in June as it demonstrated integrations for automotive and smart

Suprema fingerprint solutions integrated in Samsung smartphones, IdentaZone matching system

Suprema announced that its BioSign mobile fingerprint authentication algorithm has been included in Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 and Galaxy A7 (for SK Telecom) smartphone models. Partnering with Taiwan-based sensor provider Egis Technology, Suprema provides its integrated solution to global smartphone manufacturers. Introduced in February at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, BioSign 2.0 features the latest AI technology, supports small fingerprint sensors and delivers robust authentication performance over time and environment. BioSign 2.0 offers flexibility in integration by supporting different shapes

Egis reveals key design win

Egis Technology this week revealed a key design win for its ET320 fingerprint touch sensor with Motorola Mobility. Announced at the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus incorporating Egis’ ET320 will soon be available for purchase. At the show, Egis also showcased its fingerprint sensors integrated with automotives and smart home appliances, which, according to the company, has significantly minimized FAR/FRR to increase efficiency. In February, Egis Technology entered a co-promotion agreement with

Suprema partners with Egistec on mobile fingerprint authentication solution

Suprema has entered into a partnership with Egis Technology that will see Egis’s fingerprint sensors utilize Suprema’s BioSign fingerprint algorithm to provide a mobile fingerprint authentication solution for smartphone manufacturers. Suprema launched BioSign earlier this year and described the solution as the mobile optimized iteration of world’s best fingerprint algorithm based on Suprema’s fifteen years of expertise in fingerprint technology. The BioSign solution supports the world’s smallest used fingerprint sensor size of 16mm2 (4x4mm) and is able to support sensors

Fingerprint sensor firm Egistec enjoying strong orders

Egis Technology (Egistec) chairman and CEO Steve Ro says the company expects to enjoy strong fingerprint sensor orders through the end of 2016 and is looking to break into the supply chain of China’s brand handset vendors in the fourth quarter. According to a report by Digitimes, Egistec reported net losses of US$2.72 million on consolidated revenues of US$16.5 million for 2015. The company decided not to distribute any dividend for 2015. Ro said that Egistec is set to post

Egis brings fingerprint sensor line and mobile payment solutions to RSA

Egis Technology is showcasing its newest lineup of fingerprint IC sensors, authentication solutions, mobile payment solutions based on FIDO specifications and PKI as well as its FIDO Certified UAF & U2F products at the RSA conference in San Francisco this week. Egis describes itself as a “one stop shop for all fingerprint needs and aims to provide simpler, stronger security and authentication for everyone with their total solution”. The company’s touch and hybrid fingerprint sensors are able to accurately authenticate

Biometrics in border security, fingerprint technology and mobile authentication top this week’s news

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Biometrics and border security United States and United Kingdom officials have been assuring their respective countries that refugees scheduled to arrive from Syria will have undergone a comprehensive background screening process, including biometric registration. Individuals will be double checked using fingerprints, face photos and other biometric identifiers, first by the UNHCR then by the country they are applying to enter. The U.S.

Egis Technology promoting fingerprint IC sensors, authentication and mobile payment solutions at Cartes

Egis Technology announced it is exhibiting its new lineup of fingerprint IC sensors, authentication solutions, mobile payment solutions based on FIDO specifications and PKI as well as their FIDO Certified UAF and U2F products at CARTES Secure Connexions 2015, held in Paris from November 17 through 19. The company’s touch and hybrid fingerprint sensors are able to accurately authenticate and verify the identity of the user, with the ability to read fingerprints under various conditions, such as wet and dry