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eWBM accepted to the FIDO Alliance Board of Directors

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System on a chip solution company eWBM announced today the company was accepted to the FIDO Alliance Board of Directors at the FIDO member plenary held in Austin, Texas in January.

FIDO standards are set by the FIDO Alliance, a non-profit organization formed in 2012 to develop specifications that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms to securely authenticate users of online services. As a FIDO Alliance board member eWBM will have right vote on various policies and solutions related to FIDO’s current and future activities. eWBM is also expected to make significant contributions to FIDO’s various technical and adoption working groups based on the company’s technical skills and expertise.

“As eWBM becomes the fourth FIDO Alliance board member in Korea, joining the ranks of Samsung, BC Card and Raonsecure, we expect to expand and accelerate industry adoption of FIDO authentication technology in Korea and the many global markets that Korea suppliers serve,” said Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance. “We also expect that Korean board member companies will continue to provide valuable leadership and guidance to the FIDO Alliance strategy, not only in this upcoming September’s FIDO Alliance plenary in Seoul, Korea but also in expanding passwordless authentication technology to emerging markets such as the Internet-of-Things sector where eWBM has important expertise to share.”

“As eWBM has been promoted to become a board member of FIDO Alliance, we now have the opportunity to show leadership in International standards related to online security and authentication,” added Stephen Oh, CEO of eWBM. “We will continue to work hard to deliver the best value to our customers by providing new global technologies such as secure and convenient biometric authentication and many others.”

Yesterday it was announced that the in-display fingerprint system in Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ smartphones is the first product to be certified by the FIDO Alliance’s new Biometric Component Certification Program.

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