Consumer Electronics

Biometrics-based consumer electronic devices are standalone products that include access control door locks, security systems, home automation, automotive, game consoles and mobile devices (tablets, smartphones, mp3 players etc.). Companies that integrate biometric technology into existing consumer devices are included in this category.

OmniVision Technologies has launched a new image sensor for 2-in-1 convertible laptops to provide greater accuracy for infrared (IR) Windows…

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AUO launches full-screen in-display fingerprint scanning panel for smartphones

AU Optronics (AUO) has launched a full-screen optical in-line biometric fingerprint scanning LPTS panel for smartphones, which it says is…

 

U.S. judge rules Fourth and Fifth Amendments protect against forced biometric smartphone unlock

U.S. law enforcement cannot obtain a warrant to force an individual to unlock a smartphone with biometrics as doing so…

 

EKG biometrics from B-Secur to be featured in 2020 car models

B-Secur CEO Alan Foreman is meeting with four major U.S. auto manufacturers to pitch the inclusion of the company’s EKG…

 

Falling parts prices drive in-display fingerprint biometrics to mid-range smartphones

A reduction in sensor prices and narrowing price gap between OLED and LTPS LCD panels are driving continued growth for…

 

Sony patent filing indicates possible biometric parental controls for PlayStation 5

Sony has filed a patent which may indicate plans to introduce biometric authentication to PlayStation 5 controllers as part of…

 

Biometric driver identification market worth $10 billion and growing fast

The market for biometric driver identification systems will grow from $10 billion in 2018 by an estimated 25 percent in…

 

Apple patent filing describes Face ID and other biometrics on MacBooks

The European Patent Office has published a patent application from Apple to extend its claims for the Touch Bar feature…

 

Samsung rolls out biometric security software patch for Galaxy S10 ultrasonic fingerprint sensor

Samsung is rolling out a biometric security patch for its flagship Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ smartphones to improve its…

 

Hack of Samsung Galaxy S10 ultrasonic fingerprint sensor suggests no liveness detection

The ultrasonic biometric fingerprint scanner on a Samsung Galaxy S10 has been hacked with a 3D-printed copy of the phone…

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