Eric Derckx appointed Chief Technology Officer at Touch Biometrix

Touch Biometrix has appointed Eric Derckx Chief Technology Officer. Derckx, who has more than 20 years experience in senior roles with consumer electronics firms including Philips, Samsung and Amazon, will manage the development of the company’s first fingerprint sensor product.

The North Wales-based fingerprint technology company was recently recognized as a key global player in a new report that predicts the fingerprint sensor market is expected to grow from $4.25 billion in 2018 to $8.8 billion by 2023.

“Eric is a significant appointment for us and will be an integral part of the Touch Biometrix team,” said Touch Biometrix CEO Dr Mike Cowin. “His reputation and vast experience in overseeing product development operations will be invaluable to the company in quickly realising our first minimum viable product.”

Touch Biometrix announced in May that it had secured seed investment from Deepbridge Capital to enable the business to develop new fingerprint-based solutions for a range of consumer electronics. Deepbridge Capital provides funding to growth-focused technology and life sciences companies across the UK.

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