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Fingerprint Cards lands massive production order for swipe sensors


Rarely does a day go by that Fingerprint Cards doesn’t announce a massive production order, and the company has just announced its largest order so far — 3.1 million swipe sensors – for the Asian mobile market.

The order is set to be delivered immediately and will be used for smartphones and tablets.

“Earlier this week, we announced our first mobile phone launch ever, in Japan,” Johan Carlström, President and CEO of Fingerprint Cards AB said. “This new order from our partner CrucialTec targets the Japanese market, but also the initial ramp for other additional launches in other Asian markets.”

As we reported earlier, Fujitsu and Japanese mobile provider DoCoMo recently launched a Disney-branded smartphone with a Fingerprint Cards swipe sensor embedded on the back. As Carlström notes, this is the first official launch with an FPC sensor.

Earlier this week, Precise Biometrics and Fingerprint Cards entered a licensing agreement under which, FPC will use Precise’s fingerprint algorithms in its sensors.

Observing these trends, the Biometrics Research Group has predicted that biometrics will become a large part of future mobile device experiences, and that adoption will be driven by large players in the market.

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