Fingerprint Cards nabs new Android design win
Fingerprint Cards has just announced another design win from Asia. This time, it’s from a major Tier 2 smartphone manufacturer, for its swipe sensor technology.
According to the company, the win is got an Android smartphone from a yet-unnamed brand which sold more than 10 million smartphones in 2012. The new device is set to be launched in the end of 2013.
“China is now the world’s by far largest market for smartphones, with a forecasted sales volume of +440 million units in 2013. Chinese brands already account for a market share of more than 50% in the domestic market,” Johan Carlström, President and Chief Executive Officer of FPC said. “We are delighted to announce this new smartphone design win from a Tier 2 Chinese smartphone brand in this most vital market. Due to our world-leading capacitive fingerprint technology, image quality and superior power consumption, FPC is now established as the leading alternative for fingerprint sensors in smartphones and tablets. We expect several additional design wins in China and other parts of Asia in the coming months.”
Fingerprint Cards has seen massive growth in the Asian market over the past year. Reported last week, the company announced its biggest production order to date – 3.1 million swipe sensors – again, for the Asian mobile market. This order is set to be delivered immediately and will be used for both smartphones and tablets.
Also, 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.