Fingerprint Cards announces first product launch with FPC1028 sensor

Fingerprint Cards‘ touch sensor FPC1028 has been integrated in Huawei’s recently launched Maimang 6 smartphone. This is the first product launch with the FPC1028. “I’m delighted to see our industry-leading technology featured in this launch, said Ted Hansson, SVP, Business Line Mobile, at Fingerprints. “Not only is this the first commercial smartphone launch with FPC1028, yet again we’ve been chosen by Huawei and continue our strong and long-term relation with one of the industry’s largest players.” In other company news,

Bellus3D to demonstrate 3D face recognition solution for smartphones

Facial recognition startup Bellus3D will demonstrate its mobile 3D face recognition technology at MWCA (Mobile World Congress Americas) 2017 this week in San Francisco. The 3D face recognition can be used to unlock an Android smartphone with a 3D camera, which Bellus3D is currently developing with its hardware partners. The face recognition solution can also identify a person by searching a database of 3D face models on a server, using IR sensors and Laser pattern emitters to capture and compare

Fingerprint Cards announces two new smartphone deployments

Fingerprint Cards announced two new smartphone deployments of its fingerprint sensors this week. The Bkav BPhone 2017 features the FPC1155 fingerprint sensor and the Sharp AQUOS S2 features the FPC1145 sensor. Each sensor supports FPC 360Touch, FPC OneTouch, FPC TouchNroll, FPC EvoTouch and FPC MoveTouch. Earlier this month, Microsoft released its Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID, equipped with Fingerprints Cards’ FPC1025 touch fingerprint sensor.

CrucialTec in talks with smartphone maker to integrate on-display fingerprint sensor by H1 2018

In an interview with The Korea Herald, CrucialTec chairman and CEO Charles Ahn said that new smartphones will soon be able to authenticate a fingerprint on a display, instead of under it. Since 2012, CrucialTec has been making investments for the development of its patented Display Fingerprint Solution (DFS). Now, Ahn said the technology is “fully ready” and that his company is in talks with the “world’s leading display manufacturers to see the first smartphone with the DFS by the

Sharp Aquos S2 leaked photos reveal bezel-less display with fingerprint sensor

A leaked press photo and a few hands-on images of Sharp’s yet-to-be-released Aquos S2 reveals that the smartphone will feature a near bezel-less display with a fingerprint scanner hidden underneath, according to a report by 9 to 5 Google. The smartphone will join a handful of other recent smartphones that feature bezel-less displays, including the LG G6, Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, and Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone. Aquos S2 is expected to have a screen size of 5.5-inches, a resolution of 2040

New deployments of FPC fingerprint sensors announced this week

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced three new smartphone deployments of its fingerprint sensors this week. The Xiaomi 5X, MOTO Z2 Force and LG Q8 each feature the FPC1035 fingerprint sensor which supports FPC 360Touch, FPC OneTouch, FPC TouchNroll, FPC EvoTouch and FPC QuickTouch. Just last week FPC issued its Q2 2017 financial report. Some of the highlights of the quarter included the launch of a number of new mobile devices featuring FPC sensors, new important partnerships with both module suppliers and

Egis reveals key design win

Egis Technology this week revealed a key design win for its ET320 fingerprint touch sensor with Motorola Mobility. Announced at the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus incorporating Egis’ ET320 will soon be available for purchase. At the show, Egis also showcased its fingerprint sensors integrated with automotives and smart home appliances, which, according to the company, has significantly minimized FAR/FRR to increase efficiency. In February, Egis Technology entered a co-promotion agreement with

How government biometrics are moving into the private sector

This is a guest post by Ethan Ayer, CEO of Resilient Network Systems. Biometrics have been used in the government sector for many years, with fingerprint recognition being the first practical adoption of the technology. Over a century ago, law enforcement began fingerprinting criminals, recording them on paper cards which were stored in filing cabinets and warehouse repositories. Today, advances in computer and mobile technology allow a police officer to readily fingerprint a suspect using a biometrics app downloaded to

Signicat launches mobile authentication product

Identity assurance firm Signicat has launched MobileID, the company’s new mobile authentication product. In addition to providing fast onboarding and identity assurance to financial service providers using several digital identity schemes, Signicat now offers strong customer authentication (SCA) using the end-user’s smart device. The European Union’s upcoming Payment Services Directive (PSD2) legislation will mandate that many transactions over €30 (US$33.8) must be authorized with at least two-factor authentication. MobileID will enable financial services providers to offer multi-factor authentication in advance

Fingerprint Cards announces three new deployments this week

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced three new deployments of its fingerprint sensors this week. OPPO’s new A77 mobile device features the FPC1245 sensor. OPPO A77 is a variant of OPPO F3 for the Taiwanese market, launched earlier this month. Also revealed this week, an unnamed Taiwanese OEM has launched a new smartphone model featuring Fingerprint Cards FPC1145 sensor supporting FPC 360Touch, FPC OneTouch, FPC TouchNroll, FPC EvoTouch and FPC MoveTouch. On Monday, FPC revealed that Sharp Mobile’s new Sharp Z3 smartphone