Fingerprint Cards nabs new Asian smartphone design win
Another day, another Fingerprint Cards design win.
Fingerprint Cards has just landed a new design win from an existing Asian customer for an additional three smartphone models, scheduled to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2013.
According to the company, this is a follow-up design win from one of its “most distinguished customers.”
“This design win is a follow-up design win from one of the earlier DWs we have informed about. We see a strong recognition in our world-class product quality and dedicated customer support in the fact that this distinguished customer is awarding us with new design wins,” Johan Carlström, CEO of FPC said. “As a result of its world-leading capacitive fingerprint technology, image quality and lower power consumption, FPC has now further strengthened its world-leading position in fingerprint sensors in mobile phones and tablets. We expect to secure additional multiple DWs with both new and existing customer in Asia during 2013 and beyond.”
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.
There have also been a number of new phones launched which have included Fingerprint Cards sensors. Most recently, Pantech launched its flagship Vega LTE-A IM-A880S smartphone with a FPC sensor to the Korean market.
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.
Earlier this week, Fingerprint Cards announced another major design win from a Tier 2 smartphone manufacturer in China, for its swipe sensor technology.