BRIEF: Excitement Over Biometric Smart Cards Has Reached a Boiling Point

BRIEF: Excitement Over Biometric Smart Cards Has Reached a Boiling PointBuzz has been building for biometric smart cards for months, with the bombshell revelation of Mastercard’s trials of biometric payment cards having helped to kick things off in a big way earlier this year. A lot has transpired since then, however, with various advancements having brought excitement over this emerging market to a boiling point.

Here’s how:

The leading players have made huge progress on the technological front:

IDEX Introduces New Flexible Fingerprint Sensor For Smart Cards

IDEX’s New Algorithm Is Tailored For Biometric Smart Cards

FPC’s T-Shape Module ‘A Big Step’ Toward High-Volume Smart Card Production

The right strategic partnerships are starting to come together to speed biometric smart card technology to market:

FPC Extends Smart Cards Influence with Eurosmart, EMVCo Affiliations

Zwipe Teams With Identiv for Biometric Smart Cards’ RFID Encoding

Biometric Smart Cards Partnership Among MagnaChip Q2 Highlights

And some biometric smart card solutions are already in the pipeline:

IDEX Sampling Smart Card Sensors With New Clients in Asia Pacific

Zwipe Ships First Order of Biometric Tech for Smart Cards

FPC Sensors Ship on Zwipe’s Biometric Smart Cards

EU Smart Cards Specialist Embraces New FPC Sensor Module

Precise BioMatch Embedded Software Featured on CardLab Smart Card