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Fingerprint Cards announces third Japanese design win, appoints Jörgen Lantto

Adding to an already busy couple of months, Sweden-based Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has received a third design win for its swipe sensor technology from an unnamed Japanese mobile phone manufacturer.

This design win is the third for the company in Japan and the fourth globally in the last two months. As reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, the company received its first mobile design win for its FPC1080A swipe sensor from a prominent Chinese mobile phone design house in early December.

“We feel truly honored to announce our third design win for mobile phones in Japan and the fourth globally in just two months. Due to FPC’s world-leading capacitive fingerprint technology, superior image quality and ultra-low power consumption, we have now seized the position as the leading alternative for fingerprint sensors in mobile phones and tablets,” Johan Carlström, president and CEO of FPC said.

Also this week, FPC appointed Jörgen Lantto, a veteran of Sweden’s mobile phone semiconductor community as Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer. Some of Lantto’s previous posts have included senior executives positions at ST-Ericsson and Ericsson’s CTO office. He was the co-founder of Northstream and CEO of Alice Systems.

In November, FPC received an offer for US$2.9 million worth of its FPC1011F3 area sensor from a distributor in China and Taiwan.

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