Fingerprint Cards announces new Chinese design-win, joins FIDO Alliance
As we’ve reported in BiometricUpdate.com, Fingerprint Cards has announced several design-wins in China and Japan, as well as a third Asian country in the last 6 months. According to the company, this latest win is for a Qualcomm-based Android smartphone model from a Top 3 Chinese smartphone brand, which is set to be launched in the second half of 2013.
“China is the world’s largest market for smartphones, with a forecast sales volume of 430 million units in 2013. Chinese brands already account for a market share of more than 50%,” Johan Carlström, President and Chief Executive Officer of FPC said. “We are delighted to announce this new smartphone design win from a Top 3 Chinese player in this strategically vital market. Due to our world-leading capacitive fingerprint technology, image quality and power consumption, FPC is now established as the leading alternative for fingerprint sensors in smartphones and tablets, winning 100% of all awarded DW for smartphones and tablets to date (outside Apple). We expect multiple additional design wins in China, in other parts of Asia as well as in North America in the coming months.”
In addition to this latest design-win, FPC has joined the FIDO Alliance as a Sponsor,specifically to contribute its knowledge in online transactions, to expedite the use of fingerprint sensors for mobile verification.
The FIDO Alliance has been operating as a cooperative industry initiative for two years.
“We are pleased to announce Fingerprint Cards as our newest FIDO Alliance Sponsor member,” Michael Barrett, FIDO Alliance president and PayPal chief information security officer (CISO) said. “Biometric user verification plays an important part in FIDO strong authentication. Fingerprint Cards’ contribution can help achieve the FIDO vision of universal strong authentication, better security, enhanced privacy, more commerce and a simpler, safer user experience.”