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Frost & Sullivan Award Cognitec for Leadership in Customer Value

Frost & Sullivan Award Cognitec for Leadership in Customer Value

Frost & Sullivan is singing the praises of Dresden-based Cognitec, recognizing the biometrics specialist with the 2019 Global Customer Value Leadership Award. The award is intended for companies that implement strategies to increase value and ROI for their customers, and was bestowed to this year’s winner in recognition of Cognitec’s FaceVACS line of biometric solutions.…

Authorities Requested Permission to Compel Michael Cohen to Biometrically Unlock His iPhone

Authorities Requested Permission to Compel Michael Cohen to Biometrically Unlock His iPhone

The legal debate over whether police can compel criminal suspects to unlock their smartphones with biometrics has reached its highest profile yet, with the news that FBI investigators sought permission to use Michael Cohen’s fingerprints or face to unlock his iPhone. Cohen has been near the center of the ongoing investigation into possible campaign violations…

IDEX Amplifies Biometric Card Buzz at Money20/20 Asia

IDEX Amplifies Biometric Card Buzz at Money20/20 Asia

“In announcing its attendance at Money20/20 Asia, IDEX also noted that an Asia-based bank began trialing an IDEX-powered biometric payment card from Feitian toward the end of last year.” Money20/20 Asia has been underway in Singapore this week, and it’s an event that IDEX was sure to attend. And for good reason: IDEX has been…

Vivo Furthers In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics Trend with X27 Smartphones

Vivo Furthers In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics Trend with X27 Smartphones

“The smartphones offer the latest indication that in-display fingerprint scanning is an important new trend, with multiple smartphone makers having followed Vivo’s lead over the past year…” Vivo has launched a new pair of smartphones in the China market, further spreading the in-display fingerprint scanner trend that it started with last year’s Vivo X20 Plus…

Veratad CEO to Speak at KNOW 2019

Veratad CEO to Speak at KNOW 2019

“The KNOW panel will be the latest high-profile speaking slot for Veratad’s CEO after his participation in FindBiometrics’ recent webinar, ‘The Identity Revolution Comes to Healthcare.’” Veratad is aiming to steal a bit of the spotlight at this year’s KNOW identity and data conference, with CEO John E. Ahrens slated to speak on an expert…

NEXT Biometrics Teams with Card Display Specialist WizCard

NEXT Biometrics Teams with Card Display Specialist WizCard

“WizCard provides card manufacturers seamless integration of additional features into standard smart cards.” – Alain Faburel, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics is teaming up with Taiwan-based WizCard to develop biometric smart card technologies, the companies have announced. The partnership will leverage each company’s respective strengths. NEXT Biometrics is, of course, a…

ID R&D Introduces Acoustic Event Detection

ID R&D Introduces Acoustic Event Detection

“The technology is designed to leverage any connected device’s built-in microphone in order to listen for certain kinds of audio, such as a crying baby, breaking glass, gunshots, and so on.” ID R&D has added an innovative new capability to its AI-driven biometric solutions portfolio: Acoustic Event Detection. It’s pretty much what it sounds like.…

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Featured on Two New Huawei Phones

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Featured on Two New Huawei Phones

Fingerprint Cards has announced two new smartphone integrations of its fingerprint sensors, both in devices from Huawei. In a statement, Fingerprints suggested that the new Huawei Y9 is using an FPC1028 fingerprint sensor model. Reflecting another, increasingly popular trend in mobile biometrics, the smartphone also supports facial recognition, making it a multi-modal device. Meanwhile, the…

IDEMIA Lends ID Expertise to Online Testing Giant

IDEMIA Lends ID Expertise to Online Testing Giant

“The partnership is another indication of IDEMIA’s prominence in the identity verification space, with the company having also recently established alliances with some major players in mobile biometrics…” One of the world’s biggest online testing companies has teamed up with IDEMIA for ID verification, attesting to the latter’s identity expertise. Based in Minneapolis, Pearson VUE…

FIDO Celebrates Big Wins of 2019

FIDO Celebrates Big Wins of 2019

“From all of this great news, the key takeaway is that the time to deploy FIDO is now.” – Andrew Shikiar, Chief Marketing Officer, FIDO Alliance The FIDO Alliance has a lot to celebrate lately, including winning SC Media’s 2019 Editor’s Choice Award at RSAC 2019 this month. Acknowledging the win in a post on…

Synaptics Announces CEO’s Departure, Lower-End Revenue Guidance

Synaptics Announces CEO’s Departure, Lower-End Revenue Guidance

“We are focused on capturing numerous opportunities before us and evolving the company under new leadership to increase shareholder value. We thank Rick for his contributions to Synaptics.” Nelson Chan, Executive Chairman of the Board, Synaptics With Synaptics‘ leadership anticipating lower revenues than had been hoped for the third fiscal quarter, the company has announced…

Scottish e-Gov Service Enables Yoti Authentication

Scottish e-Gov Service Enables Yoti Authentication

Yoti‘s partnership with the Scottish Government has produced its first major results, with the company announcing that Scottish citizens can now use its app to access their online “myaccount” profile with the Improvement Service, an organization mandated with improving local government services in the country. The “myaccount” online portal allows citizens to perform such activities…

Apple Patents Illustrate Face ID Enhancements

Apple Patents Illustrate Face ID Enhancements

Newly published patent applications from Apple suggest that the company is still working on improvements to the renowned 3D facial recognition system used to authenticate users on its latest iPhones. As Patently Apple reports, one of the patents concerns the use of ‘subepidermal imaging’ to assess features such as blood vessels to establish an even…

5G, IoT, AI to Be Key Topics at MWC19 LA

5G, IoT, AI to Be Key Topics at MWC19 LA

“Organizers with the GSMA say they expect MWC19 Los Angeles to attract over 22,000 attendees…” Riding on the high of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, GSMA organizers have announced details for this year’s big American event. Mobile World Congress Americas has been rebranded “MWC19 Los Angeles” for this year, though it will retain…

Thales-Gemalto Merger to Move Forward With or Without Russian Approval

Thales-Gemalto Merger to Move Forward With or Without Russian Approval

Thales is now ready to move ahead with its acquisition of Gemalto, even if the merger has not obtained all of the global regulatory clearances yet. The companies have announced that Thales is waiving the Offer Condition pertaining to antitrust and foreign investment regulations in Russia, the last remaining country in which the merger has…

Zwipe Paints Exciting Picture of Biometric Cards Market in Fiscal Update

Zwipe Paints Exciting Picture of Biometric Cards Market in Fiscal Update

Zwipe has issued its results for the 2018 fiscal year, and it appears that sales were way up, coming in at NOK 2,276,000, compared to sales of NOK 1,073,000 in 2017. But operating expenses were up too, at NOK 72,622,000 against NOK 53,331,000 in 2017; and the company’s net result for 2018 came in at…

Onfido Joins FIDO Board of Directors

Onfido Joins FIDO Board of Directors

“Onfido brings innovative identity verification technology and a dedication to security that aligns with the FIDO Alliance’s mission to develop more secure and convenient solutions that reduce the world’s dependence on passwords.” – Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance Onfido has joined the FIDO Alliance Board of Directors, adding another biometrics specialist to the authentication…

Hyundai Mobis Takes $5M Stake in AI Specialist

Hyundai Mobis Takes $5M Stake in AI Specialist

“The Deep Glint investment is valued at $5 million, and reflects a broader trend as the automotive sector increasingly embraces AI and biometric technologies. “ Hyundai Mobis has taken a big stake in China-based computer vision specialist Deep Glint, signalling the growing importance of AI and biometrics in the automotive sector. Deep Glint specializes in…

Goodix Exec: US-China Trade War Slowing Mobile Biometrics Market Growth

Goodix Exec: US-China Trade War Slowing Mobile Biometrics Market Growth

The US-China trade war is slowing growth in the mobile biometrics market, suggest comments made by a senior Goodix executive at the latest Mobile World Congress. Speaking to the Nikkei Asian Review, Goodix CTO and COO Pi Bo said, “Under the current conditions, it has become very unlikely for Chinese tech companies like us to…

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