Fingerprint Cards announced
that its new swipe sensor is currently being integrated in a mobile platform by
one the world-leading manufacturers of mobile phones.
The integration of a
fingerprint sensor into a mobile phone will combine convenience with high
security. Potential applications include secure mobile payments, the protection
of personal information, PIN-code substitution, increased flexibility for
screen locks and other application areas in which the user’s identity has to be
The agreement covers future
deliveries of fingerprint systems, including both hardware and software. At
present, no decision has been made concerning the model or models into which
the swipe sensor will be integrated, but we hope that such a decision will be
made during the first half of 2012,” said Johan Carlstrom, CEO of FPC.
FPC1080A, a fingerprint sensor
developed for mobile applications, uses FPC’s patented scanning technology and
delivers world-leading 3D image quality, with 508 dpi resolution. In addition
to the intelligent image management, the sensor features integrated hardware
support for navigation, thus enabling the sensor to be used for the control of
The Tier 1 company has also
approved FPC as a supplier of sensors and a master purchase agreement between
the companies has been signed.