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

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

FPC touch sensors in two new smartphones, new CEO starts

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced that new OPPO and Huawei smartphones feature FPC’s touch fingerprint sensors. The OPPO F1s features touch sensor model FPC1245 and the Huawei Honor Note 8 features FPC1025. The OPPO device also features Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile. FPC estimates its addressable market for fingerprint sensors to reach approximately 600 million units in 2016 and to grow to just over one billion units in 2017. FPC’s addressable market excludes

Saudi mobile phone subscribers drop by 3 million due to fingerprint registration

A report by the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) revealed that the number of mobile phone subscribers in Saudi Arabia decreased from 54 million in 2011 to 51 million in 2016 following the July 20th deadline for fingerprint registration, according to a report by ArabianBusiness.com. Earlier this year the Saudi Ministry of Interior announced it will fingerprint anyone looking to buy a SIM card as a security measure. Meanwhile, both post-paid and pre-paid mobile phone customers will have a

Details leak about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner setup

A report in Android Authority shows screenshots from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7‘s Grace UX interface relating to setting up the mobile device’s iris scanner. The long disclaimer details why the device might not recognize a user’s irises including: when you are wearing glasses or certain types of contact lenses; when parts of your iris is hiding by puffy or narrowed eyes; when the device is tilted too much or lower than your face; after certian types of eye surgery;

Acuity report finds biometric and mobile technology driving digital ID

Acuity Market Intelligence has released new research that finds that the combination of turbulent world events and the proliferation of innovative, disruptive biometric and mobile technology is driving the evolution of digital identity for commerce, payments, the enterprise, and civil applications. Acuity’s research predicts that there are 750 million biometric smartphones in use today, which represents more than 30% of the total global smartphone base. The company projects this market to grow to 100% of the 2 billion smartphones shipped