In a week marked by the conspicuous absence of one of the mobile industry’s biggest events – Mobile World Congress Barcelona, which was cancelled due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus – mobile tech news nevertheless marched on, with a variety of topics making their way into Mobile ID World’s top stories roundup.
One of the week’s most popular stories concerned a newly launched line of biometric-system-on-chip solutions from IDEX Biometrics. The new TrustedBio solutions are aimed primarily at the biometric smart cards market – an emerging market area in which IDEX has been solidifying its position:
IDEX Reduces Cost of Smart Cards with New TrustedBio System-on-Chip Products
Meanwhile, in a whole different part of the payments sector, the Sovrin Foundation announced this week that it was launching a cryptocurrency platform built for compatibility with its self-sovereign identity platform. The cryptocurrency is dubbed the Sovrin Token, and is now in the public testing phase:
Sovrin Starts Public Trial for Cryptocurrency Platform
And even if one major industry conference was cancelled, another went ahead as planned with week – the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco. Yubico took the opportunity to showcase its security key solutions at the event, and was rewarded with some attention from Mobile ID World readers:
Yubico Showcases Latest Wares at RSA Conference 2020
Switching gears, there was also some notable news this week from automotive AI specialist Cerence, which announced a formal partnership with mapping and geolocation specialist HERE Technologies:
Cerence Reaffirms Partnership with HERE Technologies
Finally, Mobile ID World readers also proved interested in a bit of PlayStation 5 speculation this week. Sony has applied for a patent covering a controller for the forthcoming video game system that would feature built-in fingerprint sensors, suggesting the company could be considering some novel approaches to its next gaming console’s user interface:
New PS5 Controller Could Use Fingerprint Sensors to Improve VR Gaming
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.