Fingerprints surpasses 1.5 billion-sensor milestone


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Fingerprint Cards AB (Fingerprints) has experienced growing demand for its biometric authentication solutions, with over 1.5 billion sensors shipped worldwide since 2014. Fingerprints produced biometric solutions for Android smartphones before beginning a program of diversification into the PC, access control and payments markets. In November 2021, Fingerprints formed two subsidiaries to further enhance strategic and financial opportunities in the core mobile, PC, payments and access markets.

Diverse use cases driving biometric adoption

“Technological innovation continues to open up new opportunities for smarter, more connected living. The societal shifts of the last few years have also placed greater focus on privacy, security, stronger authentication and even hygiene,” commented Neil Mawston, Executive Director Devices, at Strategy Analytics. “It has never been clearer that we cannot continue to rely on PINs and passwords so it makes sense that Fingerprint Card’s broadening biometric solution set is seeing swifter adoption. Any technology that can increase security without impacting convenience can be a cornerstone of our smart workplaces, homes, payments and more.”

Fingerprints’ diverse portfolio is now seeing growing adoption to bring trust to a range of different devices and use cases:

  • PC  Fingerprints’ biometric solutions are now integrated into more than 40 different laptop models (PC and Chromebooks) from leading manufacturers including Dell, Honor, Huawei, Lenovo and Xiaomi. Four of the world’s top six PC manufacturers now use Fingerprints technology. Fingerprints’ biometric PC solution was recently added to Microsoft’s approved vendor list (AVL) for Windows Hello Enhanced Sign-in Security. This means that the company can now effectively address the entire PC market: Enterprise PCs as well as consumer PCs.
  • Payments – biometric payment cards are taking off with eight commercial launches globally, using Fingerprints’ technology, from banks including BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole and BBVA Mexico. The latest generation T-Shape sensor module delivers increased image quality and transaction speed, as well as even higher energy efficiency. It recently achieved compliance with Mastercard’s updated security requirements for fingerprint sensors, easing integration and deployment for manufacturers and banks.

Enabling a trusted digital society

“It is gratifying to see the results of our diversification work,” commented Christian Fredrikson, CEO of Fingerprint Cards. “We have done a huge amount of work to ready ourselves for broader adoption of biometrics and the market is now increasingly recognising the value biometrics can offer to consumers and businesses.”

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