3D facial recognition

Infineon, Qualcomm Announce 3D Authentication Reference Design

Infineon, Qualcomm Announce 3D Authentication Reference Design

Infineon and Qualcomm have teamed up to develop a reference design for a new 3D authentication system. The system is built with Infineon’s REAL3 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor, and is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform. The news comes shortly after the two companies unveiled a new 3D image sensor with VGA resolution…

2021 iPhone to Have Capacitive Touch ID-Enabled Power Button: Ming-Chi Kuo

2021 iPhone to Have Capacitive Touch ID-Enabled Power Button: Ming-Chi Kuo

A report from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will re-introduce Touch ID in a coming iPhone to be released in 2021. The power button on the device’s side will be capacitive and feature a fingerprint scanner, according to the Kuo’s report. Apple abandoned Touch ID and its use of biometric fingerprint…

Face Unlock Now Enabled for Google Pay Confirmation

Face Unlock Now Enabled for Google Pay Confirmation

Google has now enabled facial recognition as a means of authentication on its Google Pay mobile payments platform. The move is the result of Google’s recent launch of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones. Whereas previous devices in Google’s Pixel line used fingerprint recognition as the primary means of biometric authentication, with the…

Smartphone Tech Giants Dominate This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Smartphone Tech Giants Dominate This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It has been a smartphone-heavy week on Mobile ID World. Three of this week’s top stories are concerned with smartphone tech, and these all involve some of the most prominent brands in the industry. Samsung, for example, found its way into the news with a new patent describing a front-facing triple sensor system for a…

Facial Recognition Specialist Bolsters IP Portfolio for FMCW LiDAR Tech

Facial Recognition Specialist Bolsters IP Portfolio for FMCW LiDAR Tech

California-based defense contractor and facial recognition specialist StereoVision Imaging (“SVI”) has announced the issuance of eight continuation patents for its technological portfolio. In a statement, the company said it is “significantly growing its U.S. and international patent portfolio” pertaining to Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) LiDAR technology. This is SVI’s speciality, with the company’s approach…

Tencent Researchers Beat Face ID Liveness Detection with Glasses and Tape

Tencent Researchers Beat Face ID Liveness Detection with Glasses and Tape

A team of Tencent researchers has managed to get past Face ID’s liveness detection with a pair of glasses and some tape. To execute the attack, the researchers placed a strip of black tape on each lens. The tape mimics the outline of the eye, while a dot of white tape in the center imitates…

New iPadOS Quietly Delivers Face ID Upgrade

New iPadOS Quietly Delivers Face ID Upgrade

Apple has announced a new operating system for the iPad, effectively branching the software of its tablet line from that of its other mobile devices and their iOS operating system. To be clear, the new iPadOS is very much built on the foundation of iOS; but the branding change seems aimed at least in part…

Engineering Firm Confident in Acquisition of Face ID Laser Tech Provider Finisar Despite US-China Trade War

Engineering Firm Confident in Acquisition of Face ID Laser Tech Provider Finisar Despite US-China Trade War

US-based engineering firm II-VI is reassuring investors that its acquisition of Finisar should proceed as planned despite the US government’s placement of Huawei on its trade blacklist. The acquisition was approved by shareholders of both companies earlier this year, paving the way for a merger that could significantly extend the applications of Finisar’s 3D Sensing…

High-Profile Spoofs on New Phones Reveal Problematic Biometric Security Claims – FaceTec

High-Profile Spoofs on New Phones Reveal Problematic Biometric Security Claims – FaceTec

Security exaggerations damage the industry’s reputation. They need to stop, says FaceTec. Recently in news that made it around the world, the latest flagship smartphone from Samsung was reported to be spoofed – again. As every hardware-based face and fingerprint biometric has been spoofed shortly after new phones were introduced, each highly visible incident casts…

LG Tries Its Hand at a New Kind of Authentication in G8 ThinQ

LG Tries Its Hand at a New Kind of Authentication in G8 ThinQ

While the original announcement of LG’s next flagship smartphone made waves with its focus on 3D facial recognition, the LG G8 ThinQ has another innovative biometric system up its sleeve. Or maybe just beneath it: its new ‘Hand ID’ system is designed to scan the veins in users’ hands for authentication. The unusual approach makes…

Yoti Partners with FaceTec for Advanced Biometric Liveness Detection

Yoti Partners with FaceTec for Advanced Biometric Liveness Detection

Seeking to enhance the biometrics of its digital identity platform, Yoti has teamed up with 3D facial recognition specialist FaceTec. The companies have announced that the latter’s FaceTec ZoOm 3D Authentication solution is now part of the Yoti portfolio. A New Kind of ID At just about a year and a half after its launch,…

Alcatraz AI Rakes-in $6 Million in Funding Round

Alcatraz AI Rakes-in $6 Million in Funding Round

“Alcatraz AI has indicated that it will use its new capital to further refine its computer vision technology…” Alcatraz AI, a biometric AI startup founded by a former Apple engineer, has brought in $6 million in venture capital through a new funding round. The company specializes in 3D facial recognition for access control. It was…

LG Turns ToF Tech Into New Business Line

LG Turns ToF Tech Into New Business Line

Having revealed that its new flagship smartphone would feature 3D facial recognition technology earlier this month, LG has now announced plans to become a major supplier of the underlying technology to the broader tech industry. Originally developed by Infineon and Pmdtechnologies, LG’s 3D imaging system is based on Time-of-Flight technology, assessing spatial information based on…

Customer Service Robot Uses Face and Voice Recognition

Customer Service Robot Uses Face and Voice Recognition

“With its integration of CyberLink’s FaceMe biometric engine, the robot is able to identify known customers, and to determine demographic information pertaining to age and gender.” CyberLink‘s facial recognition technology has been incorporated into a new robot that’s just hitting the Taiwanese and Japanese markets. It’s the result of a collaboration between the Taiwan-based facial…

New Patent Points to HomePod with 3D Hand Gestures and Face ID

New Patent Points to HomePod with 3D Hand Gestures and Face ID

A recently published Apple patent suggests that the company could be planning to introduce Face ID and 3D hand gestures to its HomePod line of products. The patent specifically refers to a voice-controlled assistant such as a “countertop speaker,” and would allow such devices to recognize faces, as well as hand waves and other basic…

LG to Debut Its Own 3D Facial Recognition System at MWC

LG to Debut Its Own 3D Facial Recognition System at MWC

LG is taking a run at Apple’s 3D facial recognition dominance, with plans to introduce a similar solution in its forthcoming LG G8 ThinQ smartphone, to be unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The smartphone will leverage Time-of-Flight technology developed by Infineon and Pmdtechnologies. Their sensor chip, first announced over a year ago, is…

Altek and CyberLink Collaborate on 3D Facial Recognition for Consumer Tech

Altek and CyberLink Collaborate on 3D Facial Recognition for Consumer Tech

A new collaboration between two Taiwanese companies could help to foster the proliferation of 3D facial recognition systems in consumer devices. One of the partners, Altek, specializes in sophisticated camera technologies. The other, CyberLink, is a facial recognition specialist. And the two have essentially put their heads together, with Altek integrating CyberLink’s biometric technology into…

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