QiKU smartphones to feature FPC and Precise Biometrics fingerprint technology

Precise Biometrics and Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced they are providing the fingerprint technology for three QiKu smartphones. “We welcome yet another user of Precise BioMatch Mobile,” said Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics. “Biometric performance and user experience is dependent on high performance algorithm software. We are confident that they with Precise BioMatch Mobile have found an excellent solution for their new line of smartphone models.” Precise Biometrics has integrated its mobile fingerprint recognition software, Precise BioMatch Mobile, into the

Next Biometrics releases ultra-thin fingerprint sensors

Next Biometrics Group ASA announced it has introduced ultra-thin fingerprint sensor designs that eliminate the need for large bezels, or metallic frames, used in the first generation of its sensors, making them tailored for the design-focused smartphone, tablet and notebook markets. The company expects the new ultra-thin fingerprint sensors to help significantly in expanding its share of the smartphone, tablet and notebook market for fingerprint sensors. The new ultra-thin fingerprint sensor design has many advantages, namely the ability to easily

CrucialTec projects strong revenue growth for fingerprint modules in H2

CrucialTec announced that its fingerprint module business will continue to grow throughout the remainder of the year as a result of the upward trajectory of the Chinese biometrics market, according to a report by Korea Herald. The company said in its regulatory filing it would earn about 285 billion won (USD$240 million) in revenue in the second half of 2015, which is a 280% increase over the same period last year. This significant increase is primarily driven by CrucialTec’s business

Precise Biometrics integrates Precise BioMatch Mobile in Chinese smartphone

Precise Biometrics announced that it has partnered with Fingerprint Cards (FPC) to integrate its Precise BioMatch Mobile in a new smartphone from a Chinese manufacturer. The company said the integration will generate license revenue starting from the third quarter 2015 for a yet-to-be-determined value that will be based on the number of sensors FPC delivers to the manufacturer. ”We welcome yet another user of Precise BioMatch Mobile,” said Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics. “The launch of this new model

Microsoft’s new Lumia smartphones to feature iris scanner and facial recognition

Microsoft is currently preparing to release two new Lumia smartphone models that will feature an iris scanner and facial recognition capabilities, as early as October, according to a report by KRWG News 22. Following up the releases of the Windows 10 OS for PC and Windows 10 OS for Surface and Surface Pro devices, the software giant is also planning on releasing the Windows 10 Mobile OS. The news continues ongoing rumors, which first began to surface in May, that

Tygart releases mobile facial recognition app for smartphones

Tygart Technology announced it has launched the MXMOBILE™ FaceID System, a mobile face recognition application designed for government agencies. Using MXMOBILE, government agencies will be able to access Tygart’s MXSERVER cloud-based face recognition system, which process large amounts of video and photo collections on agency-managed smartphones. MXMOBILE enables users to benefit from the same face recognition analytics capabilities of MXSERVER on their smartphones, anywhere in the world, to capture and upload a photograph and identify the subject within seconds. “MXMOBILE

Microsoft granted patent for security feature that uses multiple biometric features

Microsoft has been granted a patent for a new biometric security technology which uses multiple biometric features instead of a single biometric system such as is used with Apple’s Touch ID, according to a report by Patently Apple. Published last month, the patent application states that Microsoft intends to integrate the new technology into its Windows smartphones, its Surface 2-in-1 hybrid tablet/notebook and its new Surface Hub smart whiteboard. Microsoft explains in the patent filing that the multiple biometric features

FPC touch fingerprint sensor integrated in Huawei’s new smartphone

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced that smartphone manufacturer Huawei has released its Android smartphone MaiMang 4, which features FPC’s touch fingerprint sensor FPC1025. Sales of FPC1025 for this smartphone model are included in FPC’s previously reported revenue guidance of about 2,200 MSEK (USD$256 million) for 2015. “Huawei is a leading global smartphone manufacturer and we are proud that Huawei selected FPC1025 for MaiMang 4, following up on the great success of Ascend Mate 7 embedding FPC1020 and Honor 7 embedding FPC1025,”

Selfies to emerge as both payment, anti-fraud solution

MasterCard is now encouraging everyone to use their smartphones to “take a selfie”. The payment company is currently testing new facial recognition technology that would let customers verify their identity by taking a self-portrait photo with a camera phone. Typically, selfies are shared on social networking services such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. They are usually flattering and made to appear casual. Most selfies are taken with a camera phone which is held at arm’s length or pointed at a

Precise Biometrics integrates Precise BioMatch Mobile in new smartphone

Precise Biometrics announced that it has partnered with Fingerprint Cards (FPC) to integrate its Precise BioMatch Mobile in yet another smartphone whose name was not disclosed. This marks the tenth time in the past year that Precise BioMatch Mobile has been launched within a smartphone model. From the third quarter of the year, this latest integration will generate license revenue, whose value will be determined based on the number of sensors FPC delivers to the mobile phone manufacturer. ”We have