Synaptics announces mass production of in-display fingerprint sensors for smartphones

Synaptics is pitting its fingerprint biometrics against Apple’s FaceID, as the company announced it has reached mass production of its Clear ID FS9500 in-display fingerprints sensors with a Tier 1 OEM. Screens have grown relative to device sizes, typically covering 64 percent of the front surface in 2011, compared to 84 percent for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and 83 percent for the iPhone 10 in 2017. Synaptics predicts that full-surface OLED “infinity displays” will soon dominate the top end of

LG patents anti-spoof iris recognition method for smartphones

LG Electronics has been awarded a patent for a forgery-detecting iris authentication method for Android mobile devices which appears to leverage a front-facing camera, according to documents published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). According to Android Headlines the patent, filed in June, describes a technology involving the use of a camera, an illumination sensor, and the display to guide the user’s eye with a path illuminated on the display. “Although the present invention is suitable for a wide

Fingerprint Cards sensor featured in Huawei Honor V10

Fingerprint Cards sensor FPC1267 is featured in the new Huawei Honor V10 smartphone. The FPC1267 is developed with super-thin packaging technology and integrated seamlessly on the front, below the 18:9 ratio screen of Honor V10. Just last week, Fingerprint Cards confirmed in a statement that it had been approached regarding the preparation of a possible takeover bid for the company’s shares, but “the probability for the offer plans being realized is low”.

Fingerprint Cards touch sensor featured in Meitu V6

Fingerprint Cards touch sensor FPC1235 is featured in the new Meitu V6 luxery smartphone. The FPC1235 is a well-performed sensor designed to be invisibly mounted under a layer of ceramics, and is ideal for high performance and durability requirements. Just last week, Fingerprint Cards confirmed in a statement that it had been approached regarding the preparation of a possible takeover bid for the company’s shares, but “the probability for the offer plans being realized is low”.

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