Fingerprint Cards Technology
FPC’s core competence is within biometric technology, which, through analysis and matching of an individual’s unique fingerprint, verifies the person’s identity. FPC’s technological uniqueness derives from the design of silicon chips and their software – algorithms for reading fingerprints.
Our technology consists of biometric sensors, processors, algorithms and modules that can be used separately or combined. The competitive advantages offered by our technology include unique image quality, extreme robustness, low power consumption and complete biometric systems.
We take an active role in the industry in realizing the biometric technology. FPC is a member of the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance as Sponsor to contribute our knowhow in secure online transactions to help accelerate the use of fingerprint sensors for secure and convenient user verification in mobile devices.
We are also a member of GlobalPlatform, the organization for standardizing the management of applications on secure chip technology. Our technology can play a key role in authenticating a user’s secure access to mobile services.
Mobile and tablets
FPC’s R&D is based on the requirements of Mobiles and tablets in terms of robust and energy efficient biometric technology.
Fingerprint authentication in a mobile phone increases security and enhances user convenience.
- screen unlock
- secure files and applications
- mobile payments
- in-app purchase authorization
- single touch to wake-up and unlock
- user profiles
- shortcuts – use different fingers to launch specific applications
- navigation (use sensor as small track pad)
FPC touch sensor advantages:
- Excellent image quality
- Lowest power consumption
- Easy integration with full Windows Biometric Framework (WBF) porting and as well Android porting
FPC swipe sensor advantages:
- Excellent image quality
- Lowest power consumption.
- Small and easy integration
Both FPC’s area sensor and swipe sensor are based on patented proprietary technology, which offers several strong advantages such as an acknowledged high image quality, programmable pixel elements and 256 gray scale values from every single pixel element. The sensors contain small capacitive plates, each with their own electrical circuit embedded in the chip. The sensors use FPC own method HSPA (High Sensitive Pixel Amplifier) which allows each pixel element in the sensor to detect very weak signal, which improves image quality for all types of fingers.
Fingerprint Cards AB (Fingerprint Cards) is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm (FING B) and has its head office in Gothenburg, Sweden.