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

Kantara issued $2.4M in grants to develop digital ID and privacy solutions using smartphones

Kantara Initiative has received multiple research grants of up to $2.4 million, which it will use to develop three innovative digital identity and privacy solutions using smartphones including mobile device attribute verification, mobile authentication and physical access control. Lockstep Technologies, Gluu Inc. and Exponent Inc. are also working on the projects with Kantara and the Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA), a research center at the Rutgers University funded by the US Department of Homeland Security

FPC fingerprint sensor featured in Sharp Z3

Sharp Mobile has launched the Sharp Z3 for the Taiwanese market featuring Fingerprint Cards’ FPC1145 sensor. According to a statement from the global biometrics company, the Sharp Z3 supports FPC 360Touch, FPC OneTouch, FPC TouchNroll, FPC EvoTouch and FPC MoveTouch. Just last month, a Taiwanese OEM launched a smartphone model for the Russian market featuring Fingerprint Cards’ FPC1035 sensor and Precise Biometrics‘ Precise BioMatch Mobile.

Delta ID, Indus OS to release Aadhaar-authenticated OS for Indian consumers

Indus OS has partnered with Delta ID to launch the first-ever Aadhaar-authenticated operating system (OS) that uses iris recognition technology, according to a report by The Economic Times. The OS, which comprised of software and hardware, captures the iris-ID biometric information through a dedicated iris scanning camera built into the smartphone. “We look forward to our partnership with Delta ID, the market leaders in iris-based authentication technology, and expect to release the first Aadhaar-authenticated OS this quarter,” said Rakesh Deshmukh,

ABI Research forecasts 95% of smartphones to feature fingerprint sensors by 2022

ABI Research has published its latest biometric technologies market data report which forecasts that fingerprint sensors in smartphones will grow significantly to reach a 95 percent penetration rate of smartphone shipments by 2022. The report finds that this explosive growth will lead to new opportunities for biometric technologies, such as eye recognition, to be used as part of new identification and payment applications for both the banking and governmental markets. “While enterprise markets aggressively adopt vein recognition technologies in physical

Taiwanese OEM introduces smartphone with FPC and Precise Biometrics technology

A Taiwanese OEM has launched a smartphone model for the Russian market featuring Fingerprint Cards’ (FPC) FPC1035 sensor and Precise Biometrics‘ Precise BioMatch Mobile. Precise BioMatch Mobile is an algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices. The patented hybrid algorithm solution is optimized for small fingerprint sensors and platforms with limited processing power and memory space. In related news, FPC announced that the new Xiaomi Mi 6 features its under glass sensor FPC1268, supporting FPC OneTouch, FPC 360Touch, FPC

Delta ID developing affordable iris sensor units for Aadhaar-enabled smartphones

Delta ID is working on developing more affordable and accurate iris recognition technology for the Indian market to be integrated into smartphones so that they can be used in Aadhaar biometric verification, according to a report by Digit. The company recently held tests at MGNREGA in Telengana, as well as passed the Standardization Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) tests by achieving 99 percent accuracy. In January, the Indian government called on local smartphone vendors to develop sub-Rs 2,000 (US$29.36) smartphones