Qualcomm releases deep learning SDK for mobile platforms

Qualcomm Technologies announced the immediate availability of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine (NPE) software development kit (SDK) on Qualcomm Developer Network. The Snapdragon NPE marks the first deep learning software framework designed for Snapdragon Mobile Platforms, providing developers with tools to accelerate deep neural network workloads on mobile and other edge devices powered by Snapdragon processors. Developers can select any optimal Snapdragon core for the desired user experience, including Qualcomm Kryo CPU, Qualcomm Adreno GPU or Qualcomm Hexagon DSP.

FPC issues Q2 2017 report, announces Qualcomm partnership

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has released an interim report for Q2 2017, which saw revenues amounted to SEK 823.4 million (US$100 million) compared to SEK 1,666.1 M (US$202.2 M) in Q2 2016. The gross margin for the quarter was 36 percent, while operating profit amounted to SEK 72.0 M (US$8.7 M), compared to SEK 675.1 M (US$82 M) in the year-earlier period. Meanwhile, the company’s earnings per share before dilution amounted to SEK 0.10 M (US$10,000) compared to SEK 1.72 M

Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution integrated in Qualcomm ultrasonic fingerprint sensors

Precise BioMatch Mobile, an algorithm solution for secure fingerprint recognition in smartphones and tablets, has been integrated in Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors, the company’s next-generation ultrasonic fingerprint solutions, introduced last week at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017. The new line of fingerprint solutions includes new and improved features not included in the previous generation of Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID fingerprint technology, including sensors for display, glass and metal, detection of directional gestures, underwater fingerprint match and device wake-up. It also

Qualcomm unveils new line of ultrasonic fingerprint sensors

Qualcomm has unveiled Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors, the company’s next-generation ultrasonic fingerprint solutions, at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017. The new line of fingerprint solutions include new and improved features not included in the previous generation Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID fingerprint technology. These features include sensors for display, glass and metal, detection of directional gestures, and underwater fingerprint match and device wake-up. It marks the first commercially announced integrated ultrasonic-based mobile solution to detect heartbeat and blood flow for improved mobile

Qualcomm launches upgraded mobile platforms, offers $11B in senior unsecured notes

Earlier this month, Qualcomm launched two new upgraded versions of its Snapdragon 500 series, the company’s upper-midrange and midrange mobile platforms featuring machine-learning capabilities, according to a report by Market Realist. Snapdragon 630 and 660 platforms succeed the Qualcomm ’s Snapdragon 626 and 653 platforms. During the company’s recent fiscal 2Q17 earnings call, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said that the Snapdragon 600 series would be featured in more than 200 devices and designs, while its 400 series would be featured

EyeLock demonstrates iris biometric capability on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

EyeLock demonstrated its iris biometric solution on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform with X16 LTE at this week’s Mobile World Congress 2017. The Snapdragon 835 processor contains the Qualcomm Haven security platform, a set of hardware, software and biometric technologies that provides security features for online banking and payments. The platform also includes hardware-based user authentication, device attestation, and device security for various applications, including mobile payments, enterprise access, and personal data protection. Aside from providing secure fingerprint

YES BANK offers Aadhaar-enabled point-of-sales terminal

YES BANK, an Indian financial institution, has partnered with Lastmile.mobi to introduce a point-of-sale terminal solution which integrates smart card with Aadhaar e-KYC and Aadhaar e-signing. The device will allow for biometric authentication through iris scanning, and has multiple functionalities, including: cash deposits and withdrawals, purchase transactions, transfer of fund, balance enquiries, e-KYC verification for account opening and e-signatures for account opening. By introducing this system, YES BANK becomes the first financial institution in India to implement such an integrated

Samsung Galaxy Note7 features Qualcomm iris scanning technology

Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is powering Samsung’s latest smartphone model, the Samsung Galaxy Note7 for select regions. Perhaps one of the most notable features of Samsung Galaxy Note7 is Qualcomm Haven, which offers a secure foundation for iris biometric scanning. The new smartphone also features Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with an integrated X12 LTE modem, Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU, and Qualcomm Hexagon 680 DSP. “Qualcomm Technologies and Samsung continue to build upon a long history

Qualcomm adds fingerprint authentication support for WeChat mobile payment service

Qualcomm has become the first company to support hardware-backed biometric fingerprint authentication capabilities for Tencent’s WeChat mobile payment service, enabled by the Qualcomm Haven security platform’s authentication framework. As a result, WeChat users will be able to authenticate themselves using their fingerprints when conducting online transactions on mobile devices, rather than entering PIN codes or passwords. The Qualcomm Haven authentication framework supports the Tencent-developed SOTER protocol for security authentication, which includes the fingerprint matching, processing, local storage, and communication to

Biometrics and banking, fingerprint authentication, wearables and security applications most popular this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Fingerprints Morpho has been selected by Australia’s Victoria Police to update biometric capture devices already in use and to increase the number of one-stop livescan fingerprint, palmprint and face capturing stations at up to 92 police stations across metropolitan and remote locations. The kiosks provide significant efficiency gains by allowing police to quickly and accurately collect and verify identity information. Qualcomm CEO