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Fingerprint Cards receives initial order for 800,000 swipe sensors


Fingerprint Cards has just received an initial order for 800,000 units for its FPC 1080A fingerprint swipe sensor from World Wide Touch Technology (Holdings) Ltd and its subsidiaries (WWWIT).

WWWTT is a designer and manufacturer of fingerprint modules for laptops, and recently launched its leading accessories and products featuring the embedded FPC1080A at CES in Las Vegas in January.

Many biometric technologies were profiled at CES, including fitness and healthcare applications. BiometricUpdate.com was present and got a close-up look at many of the products being showcased.

“We are very happy for having an opportunity to work with FPC, the world leader in high-quality fingerprint solutions especially when it comes to image quality, power consumption and general performance,” Kelvin Wong, President and Chairman of WWTT said. “In view of the importance in preserving data privacy, and together with the support of FPC, we strongly believe the FPC 1080A will be widely accepted by the market as being a device for ‘Security protection at your Fingerprint’.”

Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, FPC’s 1080A sensor has also been selected by a financial information services provider to use in its product range of biometric authentication devices for the financial market.

“We are delighted to announce this important Chinese design win with WWTT, which is an innovative and creative manufacturer of attractive mobile phone and tablet accessories. China has huge market potential for various mobile products and, since China has been FPC’s home market for a long period of time, we are in an extremely good position to capitalize on the current explosion in the finger sensor market in mobile devices,” Johan Carlström, President and Chief Executive Officer of FPC said.

“In a very short time, WWTT has developed a wide range of attractive accessories for Android-based products using FPC1080A and combined it with very innovative security applications for the consumer segment. We are optimistic that WWTT will be selling these accessories in very high volumes. We also expect several additional design wins in China in the coming months”

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