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

Biometrics market growth to be driven by integration into consumer electronics: report

Research analyst group IndustryArc announced it has published a new report entitled “Next Generation Biometrics Market Analysis (2014 – 2020)“, which explores the market by authentication type, biometric type, and by application. Perhaps one of the report’s most significant findings is that the biometrics market is forecast to reach $19.7 billion by 2020. This significant growth in the biometrics market is driven by an increasing demand for data protection in electronic devices, financial services and government documents. The report states

ZTE releases new smartphone model with FPC fingerprint sensor

Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE has released in China a new version of the ZTE Axon Pro with an FPC fingerprint sensor, according to a report by GSMArena. ZTE Axon A2015 features the FPC1025 fingerprint sensor, which is able to undergo a 360 degree finger rotation reading, as well as generate 3D image quality. Priced at $449.98 (without tax), ZTE Axon A2015 features the same aesthetic design as the version that debuted in New York City last week – the only

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

Sonavation bonds ultrasound biometric sensor under Gorilla Glass

Sonavation announced it has successfully developed and bonded an ultrasound biometric sensor that is compatible with Corning Gorilla Glass, providing a high resolution 3D fingerprint image. Corning Gorilla Glass is used on nearly four billion devices and by more than 40 major brands around the globe. Sonavation chairman and CEO Karl Weintz announced made the announcement during his address on “State of the Art Authentication for a Safer Mobile Internet” at the 14th China Internet Conference (CIC) in Beijing, China.

China-based touch IC developers to depend more on fingerprint sensors

Chinese touch controller IC companies are combating a recent decline in profitability by aggressively developing new fingerprint sensor solutions, according to a report by Digitimes. China-based touch solution developer Goodix reports that it will be able to receive fingerprint sensor solution orders for mid-range smartphones from China brand vendors in the second half of the year as a result of its glass-covered fingerprint sensor technology. The company also says it will become the largest fingerprint sensor solution provider in China.

Maybank offers biometric authentication in mobile banking app

Malaysian financial services firm Maybank is now offering a biometric authentication option through its Quick Touch service on the Maybank2u mobile banking application, according to a report by New Straits Times Online. The biometric authentication service allows customers to access their accounts and check their balances by fingerprints on their mobile devices for authentication. Maybank said the new biometric authentication service is part of its overall strategy to reinforce its digital offerings and meet customers’ demand for increased convenience and

LG G Pro 3 rumored to feature iris recognition technology

The upcoming LG G Pro, which will be released later this year, is rumored to feature iris recognition technology, according to a report by IT Pro Portal. The rumors come a few months after it was reported that LG’s next smartphone, LG G5, would have iris recognition capabilities. Since the LG G Pro 3 is not the company’s flagship smartphone, the company will likely sell the device at a premium or it is testing the new iris scanner for potential