Kona I and Fingerprint Cards extend smartcard partnership

In an effort to bring new levels of security and convenience to consumers, Fingerprint Cards biometric technology will be integrated with the Kona I Co. Ltd. (Kona) range of electronic smartcards. Kona has launched 4 new biometric smartcard versions using Fingerprint Cards technology, integrating long-life batteries and patented energy harvesting solutions with display and LED indicators. Together with battery powered internet banking solutions such as, One Time Password (OTP) and Dynamic Card Verification Value (dCVV) smartcards, Kona’s Electronic card solutions

NEXT Biometrics, Innolux to mass produce flexible fingerprint sensors

NEXT Biometrics has launched operations of the world’s first volume production line to mass produce production-ready flexible fingerprint sensors with its production partner Innolux in Taiwan. With this latest development, NEXT Biometrics reaches the milestone capability it previously forecast to achieve during the first half of 2017. NEXT said the company has worked extensively with production partner Innolux through 2016 and 2017 to achieve the target. “We are not aware of any other fingerprint supplier able to mass produce flexible

Dongbu HiTek to provide fingerprint sensors to Chinese car manufacturer

South Korean foundry firm Dongbu HiTek will provide fingerprint recognition sensors to Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD, according to a report by Pulse. The move expands Dongbu HiTek’s line of biometric products to mobile devices, bringing it beyond home security solutions such as door locks. Dongbu HiTek recently advanced its processing technology to create fingerprint sensing chips that deliver improved recognition accuracy and reduced errors, which apply to devices like smartphones. With this latest move, Dongbu joins the ranks of

Fingerprint Cards announces new collaboration, deployments

Fingerprint Cards has announced a new collaboration with Biel Crystal. Biel Crystal is a Hong Kong-based module house with manufacturing facilities in ShenZhen and Huizhou. With more than 60,000 workers, the manufacturer supplies glass components for watch, mobile phone, tablet and notebook customers and, according to the company’s website, supports 90 percent of the world’s top mobile brands in some manner. “We are continuously developing our business on this rapidly moving market. Teaming up with the right, carefully selected partners

MeReal Biometrics smartcard features fingerprint tech from Precise and FPC

Hong Kong’s MeReal Biometrics introduced its latest V2 smartcard at the opening of Groupe Partouche’s Pleinair Casino in the South of France. The biometric smartcard features a smaller fingerprint sensor, enrolment in less than 10 seconds, NFC compatibility and identity matching via the sensor within one second during everyday use. The MeReal Biometrics smartcard will initially be used by employees to grant them access to private back-of-house and privileged areas, as well as provide record-keeping for time and attendance. The

Future iPhones may have under-the-screen fingerprint sensor for continuous authentication

Apple’s patents and independent biometrics experts both seem to suggest that for future iPhones, the entire screen will be equipped with fingerprint-sensing properties to ensure continuous authentication for users, according to a report by Phone Arena. “We will probably move to a world of ubiquitous sensors. So it’s perfectly reasonable, and consistent with Apple’s patent application, to imagine that the entire screen of a phone would have fingerprint sensing capabilities, unlike the current small patches of fingerprint readers,” said Dr.

Fingerprint Cards completes Delta ID deal; announces new deployments, collaborations

Fingerprint Cards has finalized the acquisition of California-based Delta ID. The deal for US$106 million in combined cash and debt was first announced in February, subject to regulatory approvals. Delta ID develops and delivers a range of iris recognition solutions, including its ActiveIRIS iris recognition system for mobile phones, PCs, tablets and vehicles. ActiveIRIS system includes a cloud-based solution and is also certified for use with Aadhaar, India’s national biometric identity system. “We are very pleased to have finalized the

Zwipe secures new orders for its biometric payment solution

Zwipe has secured two new orders for its biometric payment solution, the first from an undisclosed customer in Asia and the second from a global tier-1 card manufacturer. These customers are expected to deploy cards with Zwipe’s biometric payment solution in Q3 and Q4 in Europe and Asia. The solution consists of an electronic inlay embedded into existing payment cards. The inlay integrates an off-the-shelf fingerprint sensor with Zwipe’s biometric engine and power harvesting technology to allow the authorized user

PQI My Lockey features Synaptics fingerprint sensor

Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensors with integrated SentryPoint security software are featured in the newest PQI My Lockey USB dongles. Synaptics’ SentryPoint includes SecureLink which combines support for TLS protocol with ECC authentication and AES encryption, protecting data end-to-end from the fingerprint sensor to the host. Quantum Matcher technology is used for fingerprint template matching and authentication and Synaptics’ PurePrint anti-spoofing technology helps distinguish between fake and live fingers. The PQI My Lockey offers secure fingerprint authentication to Windows 10

Synaptics executive discusses importance of encrypted fingerprint sensors

Synaptics executive Godfrey Cheng discussed in a recent blog post the importance of encrypted fingerprint sensors and how using a device that does not have this component could result in the theft of your fingerprint image, which could potentially lead to the breach of all your devices. Cheng, vice president of marketing, writes that using a notebook with an unencrypted sensor makes you more vulnerable to having your fingerprint image and master-key stolen. Would-be thieves can potentially create spoofs or