FPC debuts fourth-generation fingerprint sensor

Fingerprint Cards has launched FPC1511, a fourth-generation fingerprint sensor the Swedish biometrics company says is designed to enable easy integration of fingerprint sensors in the smartphone market.

“FPC1511 is a groundbreaking fingerprint sensor with a very attractive size, suitable for a rectangular home button as well as for square or round backside sensors,” explained Ted Hansson, SVP BL Mobile at Fingerprint Cards. “We believe it will substantially increase the market penetration of fingerprint sensors in smartphones in 2019, due to its excellent biometric performance and cost-optimized design. Smartphone manufacturers will now be able to offer consumers convenient and secure biometric authentication in all smartphone models in the customers’ product portfolio.”

According to the announcement, FPC1511 has undergone extensive testing and verification, and prototypes are available for smartphone manufacturers in collaboration with leading module manufacturers. Full qualification of FPC1511 is scheduled for the third quarter of 2018, and the first commercial smartphones integrating FPC1511 are expected to be launched in late 2018 or early 2019.

Earlier this month Fingerprint Cards announced collaborations for FIDO compliant USB enterprise security devices.

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