Fingerprint Cards announces large volume sale of biometric sensors to ‘top-tier’ PC manufacturer
Fingerprint Cards has received an initial purchase order of several hundred thousand biometric sensors from what it calls a top-tier global manufacturer of Windows PCs.
The company notes that with the pandemic driving a massive increase in work from home, biometrics can provide the enhanced security, along with flexibility and convenience, to mitigate increased IT security risks.
Fingerprint Cards VP Customer Engineering and Sales Haiyuan Bu says the order is a testament to the strength of the company’s PC offering. “We are poised for continued growth in this segment, providing the perfect way to add convenient and secure authentication to PCs,” he comments.
The company also suggests demand for biometric authentication capabilities in consumer and enterprise PCs is growing.
A new biometric solution for PCs was launched by FPC in August, with software compatible with the Windows 10 operating system that can be used with many of the company’s sensors. The software interfaces with Windows Hello and is compliant with the biometric and security requirements of Microsoft Enhanced Sign-in (SecureBio). The new solution is tailored for form factors including notebooks, 2-in-1 convertibles, and PC accessories according to the announcement.
FPC also announced a design win with a top-tier PC manufacturer in October for a product expected to sell over a million units in 2021.
The biometric PC market segment has been estimated to reach approximately 170 million units shipped annually by 2026, and Fingerprint Cards is targeting a 40 percent share (around 68 million units).