Eurosmart forecasts secure element shipments to pass 10 billion in 2018

The secure element market will grow by 3.3 percent in 2017, and surpass 10 billion shipments in 2018, Eurosmart announced this week in its annual market forecast. Evolving technology is resulting in new form factors, markets, and use cases for secure elements, according to the announcement, and Eurosmart certifications also evolve to maintain convenience and security for organizations and individuals. “Apple created momentum making biometrics just ‘cool,’” said Mouille. “Users favour biometrics over PIN and password for commercial applications since

Fingerprint Cards sensor featured in Huawei Honor V10

Fingerprint Cards sensor FPC1267 is featured in the new Huawei Honor V10 smartphone. The FPC1267 is developed with super-thin packaging technology and integrated seamlessly on the front, below the 18:9 ratio screen of Honor V10. Just last week, Fingerprint Cards confirmed in a statement that it had been approached regarding the preparation of a possible takeover bid for the company’s shares, but “the probability for the offer plans being realized is low”.

Fingerprint Cards touch sensor featured in Meitu V6

Fingerprint Cards touch sensor FPC1235 is featured in the new Meitu V6 luxery smartphone. The FPC1235 is a well-performed sensor designed to be invisibly mounted under a layer of ceramics, and is ideal for high performance and durability requirements. Just last week, Fingerprint Cards confirmed in a statement that it had been approached regarding the preparation of a possible takeover bid for the company’s shares, but “the probability for the offer plans being realized is low”.

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. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite set new record highs this week. The advances have, as usual, been propelled by tech stocks. Investors continue to bet that companies like

IDEMIA biometric payment card features FPC fingerprint tech

Fingerprint Cards has partnered with IDEMIA to develop a new generation of biometric payment cards. IDEMIA’s F-Code solution, a payment card that features a built-in fingerprint sensor, uses the recently announced T-Shape module which is part of the Fingerprint Cards FPC1300 sensor series. According to a statement from Fingerprint Cards, the T-Shape sensor module design is optimized for integration into smart cards. It is designed to pass the ISO standards for smart cards, and pre-qualification shows compliance with tough Card

FPC approached about takeover bid, says chances of deal low

Fingerprint Cards confirmed in a statement that it has been approached regarding the preparation of a possible takeover bid for the company’s shares, but “the probability for the offer plans being realized is low”. After business daily Dagens Industri reported that China’s Beijing Watertek is preparing the takeover bid, the Swedish biometrics company said that it viewed an offer as unlikely but it had been required under stock exchange rules to make a statement to protect against insider trading. “Since

Fingerprint Cards tops Sweden Technology Fast 50 again

Fingerprint Cards is the first company to take first place for two consecutive years in Deloitte’s independent ranking of Sweden’s fastest growing technology companies, the Sweden Technology Fast 50. Fingerprint Cards saw growth of 6,858 percent. The company’s line of touch sensors come in 55 smartphone models with 23 different manufacturers. The company was founded in 1997 and is listed on the LargeCap list since 2016. Fingerprint Cards is the first company ever in the Swedish ranking’s fourteen-year history that

Fingerprint Cards joins Internet Finance Authentication Alliance

Fingerprint Cards has been accepted as a member of the China-focused Internet Finance Authentication Alliance (IFAA). According to a statement from the Swedish biometrics company, the IFAA aims to achieve a more simple, more accurate way to verify the identity of humans based on fingerprint, face, iris biometric authentication methods. IFAA cooperates with device vendors, chipset vendors, algorithm vendors, security vendors, standard institution, certification organizations to together create a verification technology ecosystem, mutual benefit and common innovation, and jointly promote

Fingerprint Cards board member resigns

Michael Hallén, Fingerprint Cards’ board member, has resigned from the board of the Swedish biometrics company. Hallén, President and CEO of Vizrt Group AS and Chairman of the Board of Paxport AB, resigned due to an increasing heavy workload and working conditions. The board remains in full decision power. In other company news, the new Smartisan Nut Pro2 features Fingerprint Cards’ touch sensor FPC1272, which is designed exclusively to be mounted under a layer of glass or ceramics. The FPC1272

New deployments of FPC fingerprint and iris technology

The BitVault blockchain phone, which recently launched in London, is powered by Fingerprint Cards’ ActiveIRIS and the FPC1028 touch fingerprint sensor. The BitVault is a secure communication device providing a range of blockchain services such as messaging, banking, calling, document transfer, media vault as well as a secure blockchain developer platform. According to an FPC statement, with FPC1028’s maximum biometric performance combined with ActiveIRIS iris recognition, and NFC technology, the BitVault is the most secure device on the market for