Fingerprint Cards (FPC) is reflecting on its strong 2019 performance in a blog post that highlights some of its achievements from the second quarter of the year.
The biometrics specialist called particular attention to the fact that it has now shipped more than 1 billion fingerprint sensors, a milestone that was crossed back in May. According to FPC, the accomplishment speaks to the health and evolution of the market as a whole, with more than 70 percent of shipped smartphones incorporating a fingerprint sensor in 2018.
Many of those smartphones feature FPC tech, including Google’s Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. FPC sensors have also appeared in phones from OPPO, Razer, and other manufacturers.
Meanwhile, the security and utility of biometric tech has led to the development of applications beyond smartphones. FPC boasted that its sensors have now been used in 20 biometric card trials in the wake of its latest partnership, with Crédit Agricole. It was later deployed in the AllinPass K33 biometric security token from Feitian.
All told, the broad range of solutions speaks to the growing demand for convenient biometric authentication technology. That obviously bodes well for FPC, but it should be equally beneficial to other companies that are looking to gain a foothold in a rapidly expanding IoT environment.