Goodix picks up an Edison Award for its Live Finger Detection sensor

Goodix has been awarded a Gold Edison Award in the Applied Technology category for its Live Finger Detection fingerprint sensor. The 2017 Edison Awards were held in New York earlier this month. The Edison Awards recognize products, institutions and business leaders demonstrating excellence in innovation. Goodix’s Live Finger Detection is an integrated live fingerprint authentication solution that captures the biometrics of the finger itself combined with heartbeat authentication. The two-factor process first scans to determine whether or not the fingerprint

Elan Microelectronics issues financial results for Q1 2017

Elan Microelectronics has issued its financial results for Q1 2017, reporting net profits of NT$140 million (US$4.654 million), according to a report by Digitimes. The earnings represent a 13.58 percent decline over the previous quarter but a 27.3 percent increase over the same period one year earlier. Meanwhile, the company’s earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter were NT$0.34 compared to NT$0.40 in the previous quarter and NT$0.26 in the same period one year earlier. The company also saw its

FPC to implement long-term incentive program, issue Q1 2017 report

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) recently held an annual general meeting at which the company’s senior management team followed through on a proposal to maintain previous levels of pay for board members, instead of raising their fees as previously planned. The decision was made based on FPC’s previously forecasted decline in revenues for the first half of 2017. FPC also decided at the meeting to implement a long-term incentive program in which 25 employees of the company will have the opportunity to

IDEX board of directors resolve 2016 report, issues Q1 2017 results

IDEX announced that its board of directors resolved the annual report and annual financial statements (PDF) for 2016. The financial statements are consistent with the preliminary financial statements for 2016 that IDEX issued in February, which reported revenues of NOK 38.6 million (US$4.6 million) in 2016 compared to NOK 0.3 million (US$36,000) in 2015. The company also recently issued its financial report for Q1 2017, which shows strong results driven by healthy year-over-year increase in earnings and revenues. IDEX’s GAAP

Goodix fingerprint technology featured in Xiaomi Mi 6

Xiaomi has launched its Mi 6 smartphone featuring Goodix’s Invisible Fingerprint Sensor (IFS) technology. Goodix’s IFS is an integrated fingerprint sensor and touch panel solution that authenticates a user’s fingerprint through the glass panel of mobile devices. Earlier this year, Goodix was named a CES 2017 Best of Innovation Awards Winner for its live fingerprint authentication solution.

IDEX fingerprint sensor featured in Mastercard’s biometric card

IDEX revealed that its flexible off-chip fingerprint sensor is featured in the Mastercard next generation biometric card. Mastercard’s recently released biometric card combines chip technology with fingerprints to seamlessly and safely verify a cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases. The biometric card works similar to any other chip card whereby the cardholder inserts the card into a retailer’s terminal while placing their finger on the embedded sensor. The fingerprint is verified against the template and, if the biometrics match, the cardholder

Taiwanese OEM introduces smartphone with FPC and Precise Biometrics technology

A Taiwanese OEM has launched a smartphone model for the Russian market featuring Fingerprint Cards’ (FPC) FPC1035 sensor and Precise Biometrics‘ Precise BioMatch Mobile. Precise BioMatch Mobile is an algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices. The patented hybrid algorithm solution is optimized for small fingerprint sensors and platforms with limited processing power and memory space. In related news, FPC announced that the new Xiaomi Mi 6 features its under glass sensor FPC1268, supporting FPC OneTouch, FPC 360Touch, FPC

CrucialTec granted patent for transparent fingerprint sensor

According to a recent report in The Investor, CrucialTec has been granted a patent for a transparent sensor that allows smartphone touchscreens to recognize fingerprints. According to the fingerprint module developer, the patented technology can reinforce the touch sensitivity on a specific part of a smartphone display to scan fingerprints. The production process can be shared with an existing touchscreen manufacturing line, making the new sensor highly efficient to produce. “The patented transparent sensor tech is part of CrucialTec’s ongoing

Latest Micromax smartphone features Fingerprint Cards touch sensor FPC1035

The recently launched smartphone from Indian OEM Micromax features Fingerprint Cards (FPC) touch sensor FPC1035. In a company statement, FPC noted that this is the first time a Fingerprint Cards solution has been integrated by an Indian OEM. “This is a very strong sign of Fingerprints’ market position and our ability to expand our global reach,” commented Ted Hansson, senior vice president Business Line Mobile at Fingerprint Cards. “India is currently the third largest and the fastest growing smartphone market

Precise Biometrics, FPC fingerprint tech integrated in BQ Aquaris X5 Plus

BQ has launched its Aquaris X5 Plus mobile device featuring Fingerprint Cards (FPC) FPC1035 sensor and Precise Biometrics‘ Precise BioMatch Mobile. The FPC1035 sensor supports FPC OneTouch, letting you unlock the device with a simple touch. Precise BioMatch Mobile is an algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices. The patented hybrid algorithm solution is optimized for small fingerprint sensors and platforms with limited processing power and memory space. In its year-end report for 2016, Precise Biometrics CEO Håkan Persson