A global leader in biometrics, Fingerprint Cards AB (Fingerprints) has seen growing demand for its biometric authentication solutions, with over 1.5 billion sensors shipped worldwide since 2014. Fingerprints has pioneered biometric solutions for Android smartphones before launching a strategic diversification program in the PC, access control and payment markets. In November 2021, Fingerprints established two subsidiaries to further enhance our strategic and financial opportunities in our core mobile, PC, payments and access markets.
Various use cases driving the adoption of biometrics
“Technological innovation continues to open up new opportunities for smarter and more connected lives. Societal changes in recent years have also placed greater emphasis on privacy, security, stronger authentication and even the hygiene “, comments Neil Mawston, Executive Director of Devices at Strategy Analytics. “It’s never been clearer that we can’t continue to rely on PINs and passwords, so it only makes sense that Fingerprint Cards’ expanding set of biometric solutions will be adopted faster.” Any technology that can increase security without compromising convenience can be the cornerstone of our smart workplaces, homes, payments and more. »
The diverse fingerprint wallet is now being increasingly adopted to bring trust to a range of different devices and use cases:
- Mobile – Fingerprints was responsible for the first integration of Android fingerprint touch sensors in 2014. Its sensors are now embedded in over 600 smart phone models worldwide. This figure has doubled in 3 years.
- Access Control – Physical and logical access control solutions also incorporate biometric technology and Fingerprints is already the leading biometric supplier to door lock manufacturers.
- PC – Fingerprints biometric solutions are now integrated into more than 40 different laptop models (PCs and Chromebooks) from leading manufacturers such as Dell, Honor, Huawei, Lenovo and Xiaomi. 4 of the 6 largest PC manufacturers in the world now use Fingerprints technology. Fingerprints’ biometric PC solution was recently added to Microsoft’s Approved Vendor List (AVL) for enhanced Windows Hello login security. This means that the company can now effectively address the entire PC market: business PCs as well as consumer PCs.
- Payments – Biometric payment cards take off with 8 commercial launches worldwide, using Fingerprints technology, from banks such as BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole and BBVA Mexico. The latest generation T-Shape sensor module offers increased image quality and transaction speed, as well as even higher power efficiency. It recently achieved compliance with Mastercard’s updated security requirements for fingerprint sensors, making integration and deployment easier for manufacturers and banks.
Enable a trusted digital society
“It is gratifying to see the results of our diversification work,” comments Christian Fredrikson, CEO of Fingerprint Cards. “We have done considerable work to prepare for the wider adoption of biometrics and the market is now increasingly recognizing the value that biometrics can bring to consumers and businesses. This is a testament to our continuous innovation and product development. And with each new market and use case, our total addressable market grows. There is still work to be done, but with privacy, security, convenience and hygiene at the top of the list, biometrics has a big role to play in the future of our digital society.
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