FPC receives $28.3M fingerprint sensor order from East Asian distributor

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced it has received an order for its touch fingerprint sensors FPC1025 and FPC1155 from the Taiwanese integrated circuits distributor World Peace Industrial Group (WPI), part of WPG Holdings. FPC is planning to deliver the order for touch fingerprint sensors – which will be used by smartphone manufacturers in China — during the third quarter. The order value of 235 MSEK (USD $28.3 million) is included in FPC’s communicated revenue guidance of more than 1,000 MSEK (USD

FPC introduces its smallest touch fingerprint sensors

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced in a blog post that it has introduced two new touch fingerprint sensors, FPC1022 and FPC1035, marking the company’s smallest touch fingerprint sensors to date. FPC1022 and FPC1035 are designed to be integrated on the backside of the phone. Their smaller size enables smartphone OEMs to take advantage of greater opportunities to integrate touch fingerprint sensors in the OEMs’ product portfolio, as well as gives module manufacturers greater flexibility to customize the look and feel of

Alcatel introduces smartphone with EyeVerify eye recognition feature

Smartphone manufacturer Alcatel has introduced a new smartphone integrated with EyeVerify’s eye recognition technology that enables users to unlock the device. Priced at $250, Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 phone features EyeVerify’s biometric eye recognition security option called Eye-D. Using the front-facing camera, the feature captures the blood vessel patterns in the whites of the user’s eyes and unlocks the device if it matches with the user’s profile iris image. EyeVerify, which holds 10 patents on the blood-vessel scanning technology, provides

GTRIIP provides biometric identification solution for hotel check-in

Singaporean biometric solutions startup GTRIIP has developed a TouchID-integrated biometric identification solution to ensure a more seamless and convenient hotel guest check-in experience, according to a report by Tnooz. By combining specific data entries to a traveler’s fingerprint, GTRIIP’s solution eliminates the need for travellers to present their ID to the front desk clerk. The integration with TouchID also eliminates the need to provide a credit card for incidentals, maintaining the stored credit card information on the phone itself. GTRIIP’s

FireEye researchers claim Samsung Galaxy S5 flaw allows hackers to duplicate fingerprints

At this week’s RSA conference, security firm FireEye discussed the recent flaw related to the fingerprint sensor embedded in the Samsung Galaxy S5 and other Android smartphones which allow hackers to duplicate the user’s fingerprints, according to a report by Forbes. Despite the impacted smartphone manufacturers attempting to separate and encrypt the biometric data in a separate secure zone, it is entirely possible for a hacker to acquire the data before it is sent to the protected area and clone

HTC unveils new smartphone with fingerprint sensor for Chinese market

HTC has unveiled the Chinese market version of its flagship HTC One M9 smartphone, which features biometric access control via a fingerprint sensor on the lower-front bezel, according to a report and video review by The Verge. Similar to Apple’s fingerprint sensors and Samsung’s latest offerings in the S6 and S6 Edge, the HTC sensor works with a simply touch rather than a swipe motion In addition to the fingerprint sensor, the One M9+ offers a 5.2-inch, 2K screen, a

Inside MicroStrategy’s biometric mobile identity platform Usher

Identity authorization continues to be a prevalent security issue that shows no signs of going away. The use of traditional passwords is a flawed authentication system, especially when considering that even the strongest passwords can be bypassed by experienced hackers. For the last three years, business intelligence firm MicroStrategy has invested approximately $100 million in research and development and 1,000 hours of engineering time to develop an end-to-end enterprise security platform that provides a stronger, multi-authentication option to passwords. “We

Apple granted patent for facial recognition feature that unlocks smartphones

Apple Inc. has been granted a US patent for a new facial recognition mechanism that enables users to unlock mobile phones by taking a selfie, according to a report by CBC News. According to its patent application, Apple has been developing the iPhone feature since at least 2011. “In an embodiment of the invention, an unlocked mobile device is configured to capture images, analyze the images to detect a user’s face, and automatically lock the device in response to determining

Asus and OnePlus smartphones to feature biometric authentication

Android smartphone manufacturer OnePlus’ follow up to its flagship smartphone, OnePlus 2, will reportedly feature “laser focus fingerprint identification embedded in the home button”, according to a report by GizmoChina. The fingerprint reader will be built into the smartphone’s physical home button that is positioned between two capacitive buttons. It is unclear how “laser focus” fingerprint identification differs from traditional fingerprint readers, as the GizmoChina report does not provide any details about the feature or why OnePlus has decided to

EgisTec discusses their EH570 fingerprint touch sensor

Egis Technology, a Taiwan-based firm that specializes in biometrics, demonstrated its newest fingerprint IC sensor, which it claims to be amongst the world’s smallest, along with a biorhythm monitor and new cloud offering at the 2015 International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) held January in Las Vegas. Egis Technology claims its new EH570 is currently the world’s smallest rectangle-shaped fingerprint touch sensor. In an exclusive interview with BiometricUpdate.com at CES 2015, Maverick Lee demonstrated the major features and benefits of the