These are wild times, but the major themes in Mobile ID World’s first top stories roundup of 2021 are refreshingly, comfortingly normal. Excitement about biometric payment cards continues to grow, while mobile biometrics remains a hot topic.
On the payments side, readers showed a lot of interest this week in the news that Fingerprint Cards had received another volume order for its T-Shape fingerprint sensor module. The company described its client in this case as “a global Top 3 card manufacturer”:
Also popular was the news that Goldpac Group had attained China UnionPay certification for its biometric payment card solution, which was evaluated by the Bank Card Testing Center in Beijing. The solution features dual interface technology from IDEX Biometrics:
As for mobile biometrics news, Goodix was in the spotlight this week thanks to a couple of notable smartphone integrations. The company revealed that its in-display optical fingerprint sensor was being used in new flagship smartphones from Vivo. They also feature Goodix’s smart audio and voice interaction technologies:
It seems that this news may have propelled a number of readers to a similar development from last year, in which Goodix technology was integrated into a Samsung smartphone:
Finally, some predictions about what’s to come in 2021, courtesy of Jumio, also proved popular this week. The biometric authentication specialist expects that the jump in fraud rates during COVID-19 will continue, as will the emergence of further data protection laws, and discussion about online voting technology, among other forecasts
Stay posted to Mobile ID World next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of digital identity. To see the hottest stories of the week in biometrics, visit our sibling site FindBiometrics.