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Fingerprint Cards announces substantial new order for swipe sensors


Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has announced that it has received another new order – this time for 455,000 units of its swipe sensor technology, for use in the Asian smartphone market.

The order, to be delivered in early June 2013, comes less than two weeks after the company announced an additional volume of 275,000 units for Japanese smartphones, scheduled for launch in the second quarter of 2013.

“The timing of this additional mass production order is somewhat earlier than previously expected and confirms that our launch in the Asian mobile phone market is progressing well,” Johan Carlström, President and CEO of Fingerprint Cards AB said.

Reported previously, Fingerprint Cards has been receiving a large amount of orders and design-wins as of late.  As we’ve noted 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.

With clear advantages to the mobile security market, Fingerprint Cards is very active in this space. A new report on the global mobile security market has recently been published and it’s suggested that the value of the global mobile security market will reach US$3.49 billion this year.

According to the report, the mobile security market is set for substantial growth over the next five years as research shows that the increased proliferation of smart mobile devices is driving a market for complementary mobile services in management and security.


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