Fingerprint Cards launches third-generation fingerprint sensor
Fingerprint Cards (Fingerprints(TM)) launches FPC1291, the first commercial third-generation fingerprint sensor.
The new FPC1291 is a single-chip, single-die solution, removing the need for a companion chip while maintaining and even exceeding the performance benefits of the dual-chip solution. This third-generation sensor offers improved performance while simplifying the OEM design process as well as supporting easy hardware integration in applications like smartphones.
The FPC1291 sensor brings world-leading biometric performance and convenience. Design possibilities are unlimited as the sensor comes in different variations for all kinds of top layers, e.g. glass and ceramic coating.
"We are very proud to launch the third generation of fingerprint sensors, starting with FPC1291. It will not only have better biometric performance in everyday use cases, but also in tougher conditions as the new technology handles distortion like common mode noise better than ever before", says Pontus Jägemalm, Senior VP Research & Development and CTO at Fingerprints.
FPC1291 has undergone extensive testing and verification, and prototypes are available for smartphone manufacturers, in collaboration with leading module manufacturers. Full qualification of FPC1291 is planned during the first quarter of 2018.
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Fingerprint Cards AB, Fingerprints, with its Swedish roots, is the leading global biometrics company, whose mission is to spearhead the development of biometric interaction that facilitates the convenience and integrity of the individual. Its value is proven daily by users in millions of devices, through billions of touches, who are their own key - quite simply, with a human touch. Fingerprints develops biometric systems comprising sensors, algorithms, software and packaging technologies. The success is based on product development at the cutting edge of technology, which results in world-leading products in terms of security, convenience and performance. The current product range consists largely of fingerprint sensors and customers are primarily manufacturers of smartphones and tablets, where the company is market leading. As the use of biometric solutions increases, Fingerprints is working to broaden its offering by using different biometric techniques, or modalities, and to identify other market segments where the solutions can be used, such as smart cards, PCs, automotive and online devices (IoT). The Fingerprints share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (FING B).