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Fingerprint Cards gets new VP of customer projects and announces new smartphone with FPC sensor


Fingerprint Cards has announced the appointment of a new VP of customer projects, along with the launch of a new smartphone with an embedded Fingerprint Cards sensor.

According to the company, late this month, BBK – a Chinese OEM – will launch its first smartphone in China, under its brand vivo. The phone, the vivo Xplay3S will include swipe sensor technology from Fingerprint Cards.

“The Chinese market is by far the largest smartphone market in the world. The local Chinese OEMs are winning an increasing share of the market and BBK, under the popular brand Vivo, is one of the fast growth players in this important market,” Johan Carlström, President and Chief Executive Officer of FPC said. “BBK has in a short time included our technology and launched it to the market. This launch which is the 21st market launch of a FPC-enabled mobile device, is yet another 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 has also announced the hiring of NIklas Strid as the company’s new Vice President for customer projects.

Strid was previously at ST-Ericsson, as well as Ericsson, where he held various roles since 2002, most recently as Senior Project Manager for Customer Support.

Strid will replace Henrik Storm, FPC’s current VP Customer Projects, who has decided to seek new challenges in another sector after ten years with FPC.  Henrik will continue to serve as an advisor to FPC during 2014 if required.

“My ten years with FPC have been very exciting, and being part of a breakthrough for mobile biometrics has been a great experience.I would like to thank everyone I have worked with over these past years, and I am convinced that the industry’s powerful growth will continue in the years ahead,” Storm said

“With the recruitment of Niklas Strid, FPC has acquired yet another individual whose relevant background, solid understanding of how FPC can meet its customers’ needs and requirements, and extensive contact networks in Asia – particularly Korea – will make a direct contribution to FPC’s success in both ongoing and future customer projects,” Carlström said. “Niklas will further boost FPC’s efforts to become the leading supplier of fingerprint sensors for the mobile industry.”

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