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Fujitsu launches six mobiles with Fingerprint Cards swipe sensors


Fujitsu has launched six new mobile devices in Japan, using embedded swipe sensor technology from Fingerprint Cards.

This particular announcement relates to four separate Android smartphones and two Android tablets, set to be launched for sale later this year. According to Fingerprint Cards, this is the first tablet to integrate its technology.

“The Japanese market is renowned globally for its high quality and performance standards. Fujitsu and Japanese operators are the world’s most experienced users of finger sensors,” Johan Carlström, President and Chief Executive Officer of FPC said. “It gives me great pleasure to see six new mobile devices announced, so soon after the successful launch with Fujitsu in July. I am especially happy to see our technology being launched for the first time in a tablet PC, our next big market opportunity. This launch is another major milestone for FPC and evidence of FPC’s world-leading position as technology supplier of capacitive fingerprint sensors with highest quality, best image quality and lowest power consumption.”

Fingerprint Cards may not have had a tablet integration until now, but earlier this week it announced a Pantech phablet is using its technology.  Reported previously, the new device has been marketed as the Vega Secret Note and will soon be sold throughout Korea.

“Finger sensors in smart devices have become an increasingly essential way to ensure that these devices are secure and at the same time improve convenience and user experience for the user. Finger sensors in smartphones, and now also tablets, have become something of a trademark for Fujitsu. After the successful launch using technology from Fingerprint Cards, we are happy to expand this cooperation and partnership” says Katsumi Takada, head of Mobile Phone Group of Fujitsu.

Fingerprint Cards has seen massive growth in the Asian market over the past year. In fact, 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.

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