FPC launches FPC1020, a touch fingerprint sensor for integration in Windows(TM) devices
| Source:Fingerprint Cards AB
Fingerprint Cards (FPC) today introduces FPC1020, a small capacitive touch
fingerprint sensor specifically developed for integration in devices using
Windows operating systems. FPC1020 is optimized to offer smartphone, tablet and
PC OEMs unprecedented performance and enables OEMs to relieve consumers from the
burden of using PIN codes and passwords for user verification. FPC1020 has been
developed by taking advantage of the aggregated knowhow and technology
leadership developed within FPC since 1997. Experiences from fifteen years of
touch fingerprint sensor deployments are combined with FPC's market leadership
in the smartphone market, having integrated the FPC1080 swipe sensors in mobile
phones fast approaching tens of millions of units.
The FPC1020 silicon sampled a few weeks ago and the first deliveries of
engineering samples of complete sensor modules to customers are planned during
the coming weeks.
Jörgen Lantto, Executive Vice President, CTO and Head of Strategy and Product
Management at FPC, comments: "FPC1020 will enable device OEMs to offer
consumers a compelling user experience combining great convenience and security
with excellent performance and appealing design. Thanks to Microsoft's extensive
efforts to provide a fully integrated support for biometry and in particular
touch fingerprint sensors with Windows 8.1, we see a very strong potential with
the Windows based devices market segment. We are delighted to respond to this
opportunity by introducing a capacitive touch fingerprint sensor optimized for
integration in devices using Windows".
Dustin Ingalls, Partner Group Program Manager at Microsoft Inc, comments: "We
are strongly committed to biometrics and especially capacitive fingerprint
sensors as a way to improve the user experience when using Windows enabled
devices. As previously announced, we see major benefits with touch fingerprint
sensors so we are pleased to see partners like FPC executing on their
development plans and now sampling their new FPC1020 sensor with partners and
customers. We look forward to seeing progressive OEMs deliver devices with these
new touch based sensors into the marketplace in 2014".
For more information contact:
Johan Carlström, CEO Fingerprint Cards AB (publ), +46 (0) 31-60 78 20,
About Fingerprint Cards AB (publ)
Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) develops, produces and markets biometric components
that through the analysis and matching of an individual's unique fingerprint
verify the person's identity. The technology consists of biometric sensors,
processors, algorithms and modules that can be used separately or in combination
with each other. The competitive advantages offered by the FPC's technology
include unique image quality, extreme robustness, low power consumption and
complete biometric systems.
With these advantages and the ability to achieve extremely low manufacturing
costs, the technology can be implemented in volume products such as smart cards
and mobile phones, where extremely rigorous demands are placed on such
characteristics. The company's technology can also be used in IT and Internet
security, access control, etc. Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) is listed on the
Nasdaq OMX Stockholm (FING B) and has its head office in Gothenburg.
Fingerprint Cards AB (publ) discloses this information pursuant to the Swedish
Securities Market Act (2007:528) and the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading
Act (1991:980). The information was issued for publication on November
26, 2013, at 08.02 a.m. (CET).
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