FPC sensor in Huawei Mate 8 smartphone, date set for 2016 revenue guidance announcement

Fingerprint Cards AB and Precise Biometrics fingerprint technology has been integrated into the latest Huawei smartphone. The Mate 8 uses the FPC1025 touch sensor and Precise Biometrics’ product for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile. Jörgen Lantto, CEO of FPC, has said, “FPC1025 supports 360 degree finger rotation capability, fast response time and industry leading 3D image quality.” As reported earlier this month, FPC and Precise Biometrics partnered to integrate their respective fingerprint technologies in Xiaomi’s and Lenovo’s

First smartphone models using SCHOTT’s ultra-thin glass in fingerprint sensors introduced to the market

German specialty glass expert SCHOTT announced that the first flagship smartphone models using SCHOTT’s ultra-thin glass D263 T eco in fingerprint sensors are on the market. The material properties of the ultra-thin glass enable very high recognition reliability of the sensors, helping to protect the end-consumer’s privacy while maintaining a high level of user convenience. The company says they are the only one in the world to offer ultra-thin glass which can be chemically strengthened, making it possible to use

Xiaomi Android smartphone features FPC and Precise Biometrics fingerprint technology

Xiaomi has integrated Fingerprint Cards touch fingerprint sensor FPC1035 and Precise Biometrics’ fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile, in its new Android smartphone, Red Mi Note 3. Sales of FPC1035 for the Xiaomi smartphone model are included in FPC’s communicated revenue guidance of 2,750 – 2,850 MSEK (US$315.8 to US$327.3 million) for 2015. Designed for rear-mounted button integration on mobile devices, the small-squared FPC1035 maintains the industry’s lowest power consumption, as well as offers 360-degree rotation and high

South Korean firm unveils face and voice recognition app

SK Holdings C&C and KDB Daewoo Securities have developed the the Who Are U solution, an app for advanced personal identification the companies hope will replace public key certificate by means of non-face-to-face personal identification. “With the new system, we can now provide a total bio authentication service based on all information including face, voice, finger print and iris recognition,” an SK executive said. “We will strengthen the bio authentication business aiming at banks, security firms and Internet bank operators.”

Samsung to integrate fingerprint sensors and Samsung Pay in budget smartphones

Samsung is reportedly planning to integrate fingerprint sensors and Samsung Pay in all its budget smartphone models, according to a report by Android Authority. The planned integration would be a considerable upgrade over Samsung’s existent product lineup, which only offers fingerprint sensors on its high-end phones as well as the Galaxy A8 mid-range model. Samsung will have to devise a cost-effective way to manufacture the budget phones with fingerprint sensors in relation to their selling price, according to an unnamed

Nubia Z9 smartphone integrates EyeVerify’s eye recognition technology

Chinese smartphone manufacturer nubia announced that its latest Android smartphone, the nubia Z9 3rd Anniversary Version, is integrated with eye pattern recognition technology from EyeVerify. The move comes after Nubia unveiled that the Nubia Z9 Mini Elite would feature eye pattern recognition technology from EyeVerify. Users of the latest version of nubia Z9 smartphones will be able to enroll their eyeprint pattern in less than 20 seconds. Once registered, users can keep their device or individual apps locked away from

Precise Biometrics, FPC fingerprint technology integrated in two new smartphones

Two new Android smartphones introduced in China today feature Precise Biometrics’ BioMatch Mobile and Fingerprint Cards (FPC) touch fingerprint sensor FPC1025. Precise BioMatch Mobile provides easy integration of fingerprint matching functionality for smartphones and tablets, and is optimized for small touch sensors in mobile environments. ”We are pleased that yet another vendor has chosen Precise BioMatch Mobile. High performance fingerprint software is crucial to ensure a good user experience and secure identity verification”, says Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics.

NEXT Biometrics to exhibit at Cartes Expo

NEXT Biometrics Group ASA announced it will be attending this year’s Cartes Secure Connexions expo in Paris on November 17-19. Cartes 2015 is a global event dedicated to secure solutions for payment, identification and mobility. NEXT Biometrics will be presenting a number of applications, including its NEXUS Smartphone design with a full-size fingerprint sensor on the back of the smartphone. NEXT CEO Tore Etholm-Idsoe said, “At Cartes we will be showing our sensors integrated in products targeting payments, governmental markets

Multi-finger authentication: The next phase in smartphone identity recognition

This is a guest post by Francis Mather, Director of Computer Vision at Hoyos Labs. In today’s increasingly digital and mobile age, most of us are attached to our smartphones. We use them throughout the day to check bank accounts, social media sites and email, as well as shop. The majority of these activities require entering a username and password. For many of us, it’s a hassle to remember the myriad of usernames and passwords for these sites, so we

Using biometrics to fight identity theft

A new research project called Secure Access Control Over Wide Area Network (SWAN), funded by The Research Council of Norway, will provide authentication and secure access to banking and other services over broadband and mobile networks by using biometric identifiers. The SWAN-project will research and develop technologies and countermeasures to reduce and weaken spoofing attacks, which lead to a more stable access control platform based on biometrics. The kick-off meeting of the SWAN-project was held on November 2 and included