TCL 950 smartphones features Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensors

Human interface pioneer Synaptics announced that TCL Communication has selected Synaptics Natural ID one-touch fingerprint sensors for secure biometric user authentication for their new flagship TCL 950 smartphones. The TCL 950, which is targeted towards the China market, features an OLED display and an all-glass backside where Synaptics’ sensor is located, enabling users to unlock the phone, perform safe mobile transactions, and also operates as a shutter button for the camera. Synaptics’ high-performance Natural ID fingerprint sensors are available with

FPC touch fingerprint sensors featured in new Pixel phones by Google

Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones feature the FPC1025 touch fingerprint sensor from Fingerprint Cards (FPC). “We are proud to be selected by Google to supply our FPC1025 touch fingerprint sensor in their innovative new Pixel and Pixel XL Smartphones powered by Android 7.0 Nougat,” said Christian Fredrikson, CEO of Fingerprint Cards. “FPC1025 supports 360-degree finger rotation capability, unsurpassed biometric performance, fast response time and industry leading 3D image quality.” Earlier this week FPC announced that the new Coolpad

Mastercard study reveals African consumers seek more digital services

Mastercard has released the results of its “Impact of Innovation” study, which finds that African consumers use their smartphone more than any other device. The findings were released during the kickoff of the Mastercard Innovation Forum 2016 in Budapest, Hungary, which is being attended by more than 500 people from Middle East and Africa, Central East Europe, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. For the study, Mastercard surveyed 23,000 consumers in 23 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East about their

Precise Biometrics and FPC announce new smartphone integrations

New mobile devices from BQ Mobile and Xiaomi feature fingerprint technology by Precise Biometrics and Fingerprint Cards (FPC). The Xiaomi Redmi 3S Plus and BQ Aquaris U Plus devices feature Fingerprint Cards’ fingerprint touch sensor FPC1035 and Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile. The new Coolpad Note 5 Beast also features Fingerprint Cards’ touch fingerprint sensor FPC1035. Earlier today it was reported that Precise BioMatch Mobile has been deployed in a new smartphone

Chinese OEM deploys Precise BioMatch Mobile in new smartphone

Last week, Precise Biometrics announced the deployment of Precise BioMatch Mobile in a new smartphone from an unnamed Chinese OEM. Precise BioMatch Mobile is Precise Biometrics’ fingerprint recognition algorithm for mobile devices. Precise BioMatch Mobile will be used in conjunction with Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID 3D fingerprint technology for this deployment. Precise Biometrics is projecting that this deployment will generate royalty revenue starting from the third quarter of 2016. Just last month, it was announced that a new smartphone from

ABI Research forecasts 300M shipments of smartphones with iris scanners in 2021

ABI Research has published new research that forecasts a rise in global shipments of smartphones equipped with iris scanners, reaching almost 300 million in 2021. The findings are a part of ABI Research’s “Human-Machine Interface Attach Rate and Penetration” report, which is included in its Wearables & Devices sector. “As the iris is an unchanging, protected, and completely unique feature of the human body, smartphone vendors are gradually incorporating iris scanning capabilities into their products as a secure biometric identification

Taiwan fingerprint sensor suppliers predict strong third quarter

Fingerprint sensor suppliers based in Taiwan including Egis Technology (Egistec), Elan Microelectronics and FocalTech Systems are set to report strong sales for the third quarter of 2016 driven by the growing adoption of fingerprint sensors among Android smartphones, according to a report by Digitimes. The report notes that Egistec has entered the supply chain of Samsung Electronics and that the company’s August revenues increased to US$5.71 million. Elan disclosed that revenues for August 2016 reached a 26-month high of US$21.73

Huawei GR5 Mini features FPC and Precise Biometrics fingerprint technology

The new Huawei GR5 Mini mobile device features Fingerprint Cards’ fingerprint touch sensor FPC1025 and Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile. Yesterday, the companies announced that Precise BioMatch Mobile and Fingerprint Cards touch sensor FPC1155 been integrated in a smartphone from a Taiwanese OEM and just last week the companies announced that the MOTO Z Play features fingerprint touch sensor FPC1035 and Precise BioMatch Mobile. On Monday, Precise Biometrics announced that Tommy Nilsson,

Apple files patent for iPhone security feature that records fingerprint of thieves

In its continuous effort to advance the security features of its devices, Apple recently filed a patent application titled “Biometric Capture for Unauthorized User Identification” that covers “systems and methods for capturing biometric information for identifying unauthorized users,” according to a report by Patently Apple. Originally filed in April and published last week, patent application 20160248769 describes a process designed to identify unauthorized users of computing devices, and more specifically to capture biometric information for identifying unauthorized users. As lead

FPC and Precise Biometrics fingerprint technology in new Huawei devices

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) and Precise Biometrics fingerprint technology has been integrated in new Huawei mobile devices. Huawei’s new P9 Lite, G9 Plus and GR5 devices feature Fingerprint Cards’ fingerprint touch sensor FPC1025. Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile, has been integrated in the Huawei P9 Lite and Huawei GR5 devices. As previously announced, Christian Fredrikson recently took over as FPC CEO from Jörgen Lantto on August 1. The change was made to strengthen