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Fingerprint Cards reveals new capacitive biometrics sensor curved for mobile side-mounting

Company also participates in the Lund Innovation Challenge 2020


Fingerprint Cards has released a curved capacitive touch sensor for biometric authentication on smartphones.

Named the FPC1542, the new component builds on the success of its predecessor, the FPC1540, and just like it, is designed for borderless smartphone designs.

“As smartphone design continues to improve user experience” commented Ted Hansson, SVP Business Line Mobile at Fingerprint Cards, “biometrics continues to act as an enabler for innovation and differentiation.”

To facilitate versatility of applications, the FPC1540 can double as a power button or volume control. It can also be used to operate the camera shutter and to scroll on the screen.

“Being a leader in the capacitive sensor market, we have seen a growing demand for sensors that offer maximum design flexibility without compromising on security or functionality,” Hansson added.

“With the launch of this new sensor, we bring something truly unique to mobile OEMs, taking enhanced user experience and optimized designs to the next level.”

FPC sensors are currently built-in over 455 different mobile device models. The addition of the FPC1540 will see the company expand its portfolio further.

Volume shipments of the FPC1540 are planned before the end of the year, and commercial implementation of the sensor in smartphones is expected in the first quarter of 2021.

Fingerprint Cards joins the Lund Innovation Challenge 2020

FPC announced in a Twitter post it took part in the Lund Innovation Challenge 2020.

Organized by VentureLab, the three-day event brought together Lund University students to work on solutions under the theme ‘Smart Buildings and a Sustainable Future.’

Held 13 to 15 November, the Lund Innovation Challenge usually takes place at Ideon Science Park in Lund, but due to the pandemic, this year’s edition was executed in an online format.

The event featured a number of speakers, including Maria Pihlström and Henrik Nilsson from Fingerprint Cards, who discussed the impact of biometrics and fingerprint solutions in the deployment of smart building applications.

For more information about the Lund Innovation Challenge 2020, you can follow this link.

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