2018 smartphones from Oppo, Xiaomi to feature 3D sensing technology

According to ‘industry sources’ quoted in a Digitimes report, new smartphones from Oppo and Xiaomi will feature 3D sensing technology for facial recognition as early as March 2018. Himax Technologies and Qualcomm will develop the 3D sensing technology using modules produced by Truly Opto-electronics. The sources indicated that the facial recognition solutions co-developed by Qualcomm, Himax and Truly Opto-Electronics should enter volume production in March or April 2018 at the earliest and that the collaboration between the companies will significantly

Fingerprint Cards board member resigns

Michael Hallén, Fingerprint Cards’ board member, has resigned from the board of the Swedish biometrics company. Hallén, President and CEO of Vizrt Group AS and Chairman of the Board of Paxport AB, resigned due to an increasing heavy workload and working conditions. The board remains in full decision power. In other company news, the new Smartisan Nut Pro2 features Fingerprint Cards’ touch sensor FPC1272, which is designed exclusively to be mounted under a layer of glass or ceramics. The FPC1272

New deployments of FPC fingerprint and iris technology

The BitVault blockchain phone, which recently launched in London, is powered by Fingerprint Cards’ ActiveIRIS and the FPC1028 touch fingerprint sensor. The BitVault is a secure communication device providing a range of blockchain services such as messaging, banking, calling, document transfer, media vault as well as a secure blockchain developer platform. According to an FPC statement, with FPC1028’s maximum biometric performance combined with ActiveIRIS iris recognition, and NFC technology, the BitVault is the most secure device on the market for

Meizu, MediaTek developing facial recognition for smartphones

Meizu revealed via Twitter that that it is currently developing facial recognition technology for smartphones, according to a report by Gizmochina. Ard Boudeling, head of global marketing at Meizu, recently tweeted that the company is working with MediaTek “to create the best facial recognition technology on smartphones,” which they “hope to show you in 2018.” The companies have previously partnered on Meizu’s Pro 7 Plus, which is the only phone in the market powered by MediaTek Helio X30 smartphone chipsets..

New smartphone features FPC iris recognition and fingerprint sensor technology

Fingerprint Cards‘ ActiveIRIS and FPC1145 touch sensor are featured in a new smartphone from a leading Japanese manufacturer marking the Swedish biometrics company’s first commercial launch with multi modalities. ActiveIRIS combines advanced iris recognition software and simple, inexpensive secure camera reference hardware to provide iris recognition on a mobile device. The system is also certified for use with Aadhaar, India’s national biometric identity system. ActiveIRIS was developed by Delta ID, a company Fingerprint Cards acquired in June. The FPC1145 touch

Fingerprint Cards tech featured in OPPO F5, ZTE Axon M

OPPO’s first full-screen smartphone, the F5, recently launched featuring Fingerprint Cards‘ FPC1035 touch sensor. The two companies have worked together for more than 3 years. According to a company statement, the FPC1035 offers the industry’s lowest power consumption and supports programmable wake-up functionality and #D pixel-sensing technology. The Swedish biometrics company also announced that its FPC1145 sensor is featured in the new ZTE Axon M smartphone, integrated into the power button on the device’s slim side. The FPC1145 allows 360-degree

Synaptics fingerprint sensors, TDDI technology integrated into Huawei smartphones

Synaptics Incorporated announced its Natural ID fingerprint sensors and its touch and display driver integration (TDDI) technology have been integrated into several recently released Huawei smartphones. Huawei said it chose Synaptics for its industry-leading capacitive-based performance, innovation, and time-to-market advantage. Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensors are featured on the new Huawei Honor 7X and the Maimang 6, which adds to the previously announced sensors selected for the Huawei Honor 6C, Honor 6A, Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus smartphones. Developed

Google Pixel 2 has integrated CrucialTec fingerprint module, sources say

Google has integrated a fingerprint recognition module exclusively developed by CrucialTec for its upcoming line of Pixel 2 smartphones, according to sources cited in a report by Korea Herald. “CrucialTec is preparing to supply its fingerprint solution Biometric TrackPad for Google’s Pixel 2 series,” a source said. “The Korean company has been a major supplier for past Google phones from the Nexus series to the predecessor Pixel 1.” The company was the first to supply its Biometric TrackPad (BTP) for

Huawei Mate 10 features Goodix ultra-thin fingerprint authentication solution

Huawei’s new Mate 10 features seamless integration of high screen-to-body ratio and an ultra-thin front-mounted Goodix fingerprint sensor. Goodix is the exclusive fingerprint solution provider for the first run of the Mate 10, following successful collaborations on Huawei’s P10/P10 Plus, Matebook X and the Honor series. “We are honored to collaborate with Huawei in depth again,” said Long Hua, GM of Goodix biometric product line. “Backed by relentless effort for technological innovation, we strive for success of our customers.”

Fingerprint Cards tech featured in Huawei Honor 7X

Fingerprint Cards‘ touch sensor FPC1028 has been integrated in Huawei’s Honor 7X smartphone. The FPC1028 supports FPC 360Touch, FPC OneTouch, FPC TouchNroll, FPC EvoTouch and FPC MoveTouch. Just last month it was revealed that the FPC1028 had been integrated in Huawei’s recently launched Maimang 6 smartphone. At the time, Ted Hansson, SVP Business Line Mobile at Fingerprints commented, “I’m delighted to see our industry-leading technology featured in this launch. Not only is this the first commercial smartphone launch with FPC1028,