Neonode appoints former Precise Biometrics executive new CEO

Optical interactive sensing technology company Neonode Inc. announced that it has appointed Håkan Persson as its new CEO, to lead it toward achieving profitable growth. Persson was recently CEO of Precise Biometrics AB, and also previously worked for IBM, Scalado, Telelogic and Telia, in positions including CEO, Sales and Marketing Director, and Business Development Executive, according to the announcement. Persson takes over for current interim CEO and Board member Andreas Bunge effective April 1. “I am impressed with Neonode’s unique

Apple sensor supplier AMS reports huge earnings gain, new deals

Shares of Austrian sensor maker AMS rose ten percent amid heavy losses on global stock exchanges, making it the top performer among Europe’s major stocks, The Financial Times reports. The gain was spurred by a full-year 2017 earnings report, which confirmed earlier statements that the company had nearly doubled its revenues in 2017, and expects strong growth over the next two years. AMS reported a 252 percent increase in Q4, and a full-year adjusted gross margin of 43 percent. The

Suprema bringing BioMini Slim 2 fingerprint scanner to SDW

Suprema will be showcasing its BioMini Slim 2 fingerprint authentication scanner this week at SDW 2017. The company launched the BioMini Slim 2 at Trustech last year, and has since made successful introductions of what it calls the “world’s slimmest” optical scanner at ID4Africa and connect:ID. The BioMini Slim 2 packs FBI PIV, FIPS 201 and Mobile ID FAP20 compliant fingerprint scanning capabilities into that slim form factor. It also features Suprema’s proprietary Multi-Dynamic Range (MDR) technology, IP65 waterproof and

Vkansee introduces laptop integration for under-glass optical fingerprint sensor

Vkansee introduced a prototype laptop integration for it’s under-glass optical fingerprint sensor compatible with Windows operating systems, which the company demonstrated at this week’s Mobile World Congress 2017. Using the prototype, Vkansee showcased its under-glass optical fingerprint reader compatibility via a Windows Hello security login on a Lenovo laptop. Vkansee’s high-resolution sensors are ultra-thin, anti-spoof, water- and sweat-resistant, allowing them to read fingerprints at a resolution up to 2000 pixels per inch — four times the resolution of sensors found

TrendForce forecasts optical sensors used in iris and facial recognition to reach $827M in 2025

LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, recently published its 2017 IR LED/IR Laser and Optical Sensor Market Report, which forecasts that the global market of IR LED and IR laser components used in iris and facial recognition solutions will grow at a CAGR of 24 percent from $145 million in 2017 to $827 million in 2025. “The incorporation of features such as iris recognition and 3D Sensing in smartphones provides a lucrative opportunity for suppliers of IR LED, IR laser and

Synaptics releases optical fingerprint sensors for smartphones

Synaptics has released a line of Natural ID biometric authentication solutions that leverage high-performance, highly secure optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones and tablets. The new line of Synaptics FS9100 optical fingerprint sensors offer high-resolution scanning through 1mm of full cover glass and enables button-free industrial designs. Natural ID FS9100 optical fingerprint sensors are designed to be placed under the cover glass, including 2.5D glass, located in the front, bottom bezel of devices. Cover glass biometrics eliminates button cut-outs and glass

SecuGen to demo bluetooth enabled OEM fingerprint sensor at CES

Optical fingerprint device and technology vendor SecuGen announced that they will be demonstrating the UN20 Bluetooth, a Bluetooth enabled OEM fingerprint sensor that is FAP 20 certified, small, rugged, and affordable at the CES 2017 show in Las Vegas in January. According to a company statement, the UN20 Bluetooth uses a Bluetooth interface with a simple and easy to use set of commands that allows the developer to capture fingerprint images, extract templates, and to enroll, search and match fingerprint

VocalZoom introduces voice biometrics technology using its optical sensor

VocalZoom has announced voice biometrics technology using its optical sensor that performs voiceprint acquisition and template matching in the security of an embedded, match-in-sensor architecture. “We all want the simplicity of authenticating to applications and services with our voice, but until now, solutions have been complex and expensive, are not reliable in noisy environments, and are vulnerable to cloned voiceprints,” said Tal Bakish, chief executive officer, VocalZoom. “VocalZoom plans to deliver the industry’s first speaker verification sensor using a match-in-sensor

Vkansee to ship ultra-thin, proof-of-concept optical fingerprint sensor

Vkansee has revealed that it has shipped pre-production, proof-of-concept samples of its latest, patented ultra-thin optical fingerprint sensor. BiometricUpdate.com first reported about Vkansee’s sensors when they were initially showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2015. Since that time, samples of the product have been shared with leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for evaluation and to gather requirements before finalizing the design. The new smaller sensor will be on display at Vkansee’s booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this

Goodix unveils new products; CTO speaks with Biometric Update

Goodix, formally known as Shenzhen Huiding Technology Co., Ltd., is a premier developer and provider of human interface solutions for mobile phones, tablets and wearables. Goodix provides high-performance mobile fingerprint sensors, including a complete portfolio of undercover sensors, glass/sapphire cover button sensors and polymer coating button sensors. Goodix solutions include chips that enable secure fingerprint identification on mobile devices, along with the ability to simultaneously wake up and unlock these devices with a single touch. Recently, the company unveiled a